UK Archaeology

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 12.08.2015 | 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 12.06.2015 | 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...

Stand Up History: Wrexham

Paul McGarrity | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

So now we return to where we began, Wrexham. The traffic had been awful on the way up and as such I only had a hour in which to fulfil my self appointed task. This meant that I could only go as far as the town centre on my hunt.

Archaeologists Close To Locating Remains Of 'Don Quixote' Author

AP | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK

Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes hope they are entering the final phase of their nine-month quest to solve the mystery of wher...

Who Could It Be? Alexander The Great-Era Skeleton 'Was A Mortal Worshipped By Society'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Archaeologists have found the remains of a skeleton in an opulent tomb dating from the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great. The discovery wa...

What Has Science Got to Do With the Mary Rose?

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Simon M. Clabby

Last Saturday was the 32nd Anniversary of the Mary Rose's raising from the Solent seabed, which took place on the 11 October 1982 and was broadcast live across the world. We asked the Mary Rose Museum's Conservation Manager Dr Eleanor Schofield the question - what has science got to do with the Mary Rose?

Mesopotamian 'Moon God' Monument Older Than Stonehenge & The Great Pyramid Discovered In Israel

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK

A huge stone monument thought to have been built to honour an ancient god has been identified in Israel. Known as Rujum en-Nabi Shua’ayb or Jeth...

Join an Archaeological Dig... Courtesy of the Internet of Things

Mark Horton | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Horton

Archaeologists like things - in fact things are the very stuff of what we dig up all the time. The very excitement of discovery, when you never know what is likely to pop out of the ground at any moment, is what keep us all going, all those long days in the horizontal rain on windswept hillsides!

Heading for the Hillforts

Mike Collins | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Mike Collins

This place, which in area is the same as 50 football pitches, is dripping with the history that encapsulates the story of the British Isles... These jewels in the National Trust crown have drawn people for a huge variety of reasons. Whether as a place to escape the rat race, a place to be at one with nature or a place to fire the imagination.

'Vampire' Skeleton With Stake Through Leg & Brick In Mouth Unearthed In Poland (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

A skeleton with a brick stuck in its mouth and a stake through its leg bears evidence it was believed to be a vampire, archaeologists in Poland say. ...

LOOK: 800-Year-Old Leg Bones Of Medieval Monk Poking Out Of South Wales Cliff Face

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

A beach walker has discovered the 800-year-old remains of a monk - after she spotted his leg bones sticking out the side of a cliff. Rambler Mand...

WATCH: Couple Find $10m Treasure Buried In Their Garden

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

A couple who stumbled on a stash of old coins buried in their garden have been told they could be worth $10m. The unnamed couple, from California, ...

PICTURES: Mystery Of Unknown Pharaoh King Unearthed In Egypt

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The tomb and remains of a previously unknown pharaoh thought to have reigned more than 3,600 years ago have been unearthed in Egypt. The King’s ...

LOOK: 'Exceptional' Roman Sculpture

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Archaeologists have unveiled an "exceptional" Roman sculpture that was only just found hours before a dig was about to end in London. Experts have ...

Skulls From Roman Burial Ground Found In London

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

Around 20 skulls washed from a Roman burial ground have been unearthed in London. The "unexpected and fascinating discovery" was made during excav...

King Richard III Suffered From A Roundworm Infection

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

King Richard III suffered from an infection of roundworm, analysis of his skeleton has revealed. The body of the king, who ruled England from 1483-...

5,000-Year-Old Iron Beads 'Came From Space'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Tech

Iron beads used to make a 5,000-year-old Egyptian necklace originated in outer space, a study has shown. Scientists discovered that the beads were ...

5,000 Year-Old Board Game Discovered

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Tech

An incredibly well-preserved 5000-year-old board game has been discovered in Turkey. But nobody knows the rules. Discovery News reports that the...

Remarkable Pictures Of Ancient Roman Boat Found Off Italy

Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

Divers have made an "exceptional" find of Roman artifacts which has been described as one of most important archeological discoveries of last 20 years...