UK Archaeology

Museums And Morality: Rogueish Or Wrong?

Steven Williams | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Steven Williams

The guidelines for being a UK Huffington Post blogger suggest you write with a UK angle, which I didn't really do in my last blog. Sorry editors, but ...

Mayan ‘Nesting Doll’ Pyramids Found In Mexico Ruins Of Chichen Itza

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

Archaeologists have discovered what may be the original structure built at the pyramid of Kukulkan at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. Last year, arc...

Dear AQA, If We Can't Learn This In A Level Archaeology, Then Please Explain Where These Ideas Are In The Rest Of Your Curriculum

Dan Boatright | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Boatright

So AQA I ask you this, please explain to me what other A level subject does this? I do not want a scripted piece about your dedication to inclusive education, I want an A grade answer citing examples, comparing and contrasting your chosen subject to the Archaeology syllabus.

Archaeology Is A Subject That Teaches Us What It Is To Be Human - Scrapping The A-Level Is Devastating

Dan Boatright | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Boatright

When I first heard archaeology was to be scrapped at A-Level I was not only surprised, but devastated. This is a subject that teaches our students about what it is to be human. We learn about the material culture left by our ancestors from all over the world. We discuss the concepts of culture, politics, art, identity and we do so with an open mind. Even after several years of teaching the A-Level I still find new material that keeps me in awe.

Time Team’s Tony Robinson Says Scrapping Archaeology A Level Is A ‘Barbaric Act’

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Tony Robinson has criticised exam board AQA’s decision to scrap their A Level in Archaeology, backing a campaign to save the subject. The Time ...

Discovery Of Ancient Philistine Cemetery Could Solve Biblical Mystery

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK

The enduring biblical mystery of where the ancient Philistines came from may have finally been solved. Part of the puzzle surrounding the ancient peop...

Another English King Could Be Found Buried Under A Car Park

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

The search is on for the lost remains of King Henry I in the grounds of a ruined abbey - and there is even the possibility that he could turn up under...

Earliest Handwritten Documents In Britain Found On A London Building Site

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK

The earliest handwritten documents in Britain have been discovered among hundreds of Roman waxed writing tablets uncovered in an archaeological dig. ...

Incredible Haul Of Roman Artefacts Found In 1,600-Year-Old Shipwreck

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK

Incredibly well-preserved artefacts from the Roman era have discovered in the wreck of a ship which sank some 1,600 years ago. Coins and fragments of ...

One Of The Biggest Ever Roman Villas Has Been Found In Someone's Back Garden

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.04.2016 | UK

A Wiltshire father has stumbled across the find of his life while doing some DIY - accidentally unearthing one of the largest Roman villas ever discov...

Let's Not Forget That Assad Has Destroyed More of Syria's Ancient Sites Than ISIS

Usman Butt | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Politics
Usman Butt

The point here is that the Assad regime has a very long history of destroying Syria's heritage sites. However with the ascent of the so-called Islamic State, the crimes against heritage committed by the Assad regime go unnoticed and it creates questionable euphoria when places like Palmyra are captured.

This Might Be The Most Exciting Find At ‘Britain's Pompeii' So Far

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Archaeologists working on an area dubbed “Britain’s Pompeii” have unearthed what might be their most exciting find so far. A complete Bronze ...

Laying the Foundations for 2016: Partnerships Between Counter Extremism and Cultural Protection

Jacob Davey | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jacob Davey

Expertise on the way terror groups operate will be indispensable to teams preparing to work in at-risk areas whist documentation of destruction by heritage professionals has the potential to expand our knowledge of how terror groups adapt their strategy. Furthermore there is great potential to counter terrorist narrative and build resilience to extremist ideologies using culture and heritage.

Riddle Of Ancient Headless Middle Eastern Skeleton In York Perplexes Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

A group of decapitated men - thought to be gladiators from the early centuries AD - have been uncovered by archaeologists in York…but the background...

A '3000-Year-Old Time Capsule' Has Been Found On A Farm In Cambridgshire

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

Archaeologists have uncovered what is being described as "an extraordinary time capsule", in what is tipped to be the "best-preserved Bronze Age dwell...

Experts Find Nazi Tunnel, But No Sign Of That Gold 'Ghost' Train

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK

The world went wild this year over reports of a secret Nazi train laden with gold and hidden in Poland. But in a blow to those searching for the tr...

The 'Real' Face Of Jesus Is Nothing Like What You're Shown In Church

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK

Jesus's face has often been depicted in religious pieces of art as white with narrow features, framed by long, flowing hair, but a new discovery by sc...

Could This Fossil Be The Clue To A 'Lost World' Of Dinosaurs?

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that was 30ft long and lived in the Arctic. Researchers believe there is a "lost world" of din...

Mystery Of The Russian Idol That Is Older Than The Pyramids And Covered In Encrypted Code

The Huffington Post UK | Will Stewart | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

New tests on a mysterious wooden idol found in a Russian peat bog have revealed “sensational” results. German scientists say the idol – know...

What is Archaeology and Anthropology to Our Young People?

Theo Davies-Lewis | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Theo Davies-Lewis

Schools should be encouraged to visit sites of significant historical meaning more than they are now. Archaeology and anthropology studies can be conducted in the deepest Mayan forests of South America, the desert towns of the Middle East, but it can be even more fascinating to our youngsters if it is right on their doorstep - as I have found in Llanelli.

Gates To Ancient Biblical City That Was Home To Goliath Discovered In Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

An archaeological dig has unearthed the remains of an enormous gate which may have marked the entrance of a biblical city said to be home to the legen...

US's Hunt Oil Suspends Drilling in Peru's Amazon

David Hill | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK
David Hill

US company Hunt Oil has announced it is suspending exploratory drilling in one of the remotest, most biodiverse parts of Peru's Amazon.

Secret Nazi Lair Discovered Deep In Argentine Jungle

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK

Archaeologists in Argentina believe they have stumbled upon the ruins of a secret jungle lair built for Nazi leaders of the Third Reich in case they n...

Stand Up History- Luton

Paul McGarrity | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

Not cool Luton, not cool! I expect this kind of behaviour from Coventry (though it's understandable from Coventry, they had a tricky 1941 and I don't think they got enough hugs when they were a hamlet), but I thought more of you!

King Richard III's Incredibly Grisly Fatal Battlefield Injury Revealed

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

We know Richard III was a great fighter despite his physical deformities, and now scientists have discovered exactly how the warrior king lost his lif...