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"21.10.2016 15:01:15" There's been a lot of excitement this week about the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings - but the 18th was the *1000th* anniversary of another conquest of England, following Cnut's Viking victory at the Battle of Assandun in 1016. We've got a
"21.10.2016 12:00:53" Timeline Photos Friday fun: as last weekend marked the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest, here's a favourite bit of the Bayeux Tapestry (or, pictured, Reading Museum's Victorian copy) - for all you Game of Thrones fans out there, surely this is Tyrion Lannister?
"21.10.2016 10:22:14" That's CA 321 sent to the printers! Should be with you first week of November.
"18.10.2016 15:25:14" theguardian.com Archaeology A-level is now ancient history | Letters Letters: The loss of archaeology as an A-level subject is a blow to the UK's education, arts and heritage sectors What do you think of AQA's decision to drop A Level Archaeology? Did you take the subject? Did you find it useful? https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/17/archaeology-a-level-is-now-ancient-history
"15.10.2016 12:01:09" archaeology.co.uk SAVE THE DATE: Current Archaeology Live! 2017 Current Archaeology Live! 2017 will be returning to the University of London's Senate House, on 24-25 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be... Tickets for our next conference, Current Archaeology Live! 2017 (24-25 Feb) are now on sale! More info: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/current-archaeology-live-2017.htm
"15.10.2016 09:00:51" www.archaeology.co.uk Check out this link CA subscribers can now get access to our whole digital back catalogue for just £12 a year! More info: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/slider/the-new-look-current-archaeology-16-extra-pages.htm
"14.10.2016 15:00:50" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 286 The number of wrecks off England's coast is a stark reminder of our reliance on shipping: 37,000 vessels, cargoes, and even ditched aircraft have... Today marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. In CA 286 we explored evidence for where it was fought: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-286-on-sale-now.htm
"14.10.2016 14:00:27" research.bournemouth.ac.uk The past is not what it used to be: archaeological science in the 21st... BU's inaugural lecture series returns this autumn, with a taste of the past. Advances in technology are making a difference to all areas of our... Free lecture at Bournemouth University: 'The past is not what it used to be: archaeological science in the 21st century'. 1 November. https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/2016/10/the-past-is-not-what-it-used-to-be-archaeological-science-in-the-21st-century/
"06.10.2016 15:24:50" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 320 – now on sale Glastonbury has a knack of attracting stories. It is a place where legends of a once and future king and feet in ancient time provide a beguiling... CA 320 is now on sale, and we've had a bit of a makeover in the run-up to our 50th birthday next year! We've also gone up in size by 16 pages, meaning that on top of all your favourites you can now enjoy longer features, bonus book reviews, and new extra
"06.10.2016 09:24:17" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"06.10.2016 08:59:47" Current Archaeology Magazine
"05.10.2016 15:15:27" theguardian.com Pristine pressed flower among 'jaw-dropping' bronze age finds Ritual offerings unearthed at Lancashire site discovered by metal detectorist include weapons, jewellery and ornaments 'Votive offering' of a Bronze Age pressed flower found in Lancashire: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/30/pristine-pressed-flower-among-jaw-dropping-bronze-age-finds
"30.09.2016 15:06:20" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post We've had such an interesting day in Wolverhampton, visiting our printers. We watched CA 320 rolling out - looking good, can't wait to share it with you all!
"30.09.2016 08:52:23" Timeline Photos Off to visit our printers in Wolverhampton to see CA 320 being born!
"27.09.2016 09:30:12" bbc.co.uk Iron Age jewellery made on Orkney recreated - BBC News A piece of Iron Age jewellery of a kind made on Orkney thousands of years ago has been recreated using 3D printing technology. Iron Age jewellery from Orkney recreated using 3D printing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-37481840
"23.09.2016 15:59:07" Just signed off CA 320! Should be with you early October - it's a bit of a special one this month, so look out for it...
"23.09.2016 13:55:32" Starting sign-off for CA 320! It's the final countdown (nana na naaaa nana na na na...)
"22.09.2016 16:12:23" youtube.com Conservation of a Romano-British urn - Episode 4: Dismantling The fourth episode in a weekly series that tracks the in-depth conservation work on a Romano-British cinerary urn. Watch previous episodes in the... Have you seen the British Museum's series of videos about conserving a Romano-British urn? We're fascinated! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2p4VRKgQYU
"22.09.2016 12:00:48" telegraph.co.uk Roman sandal found at Hadrian's Wall looks just like David Beckham's... Archaeologists were left stunned when they uncovered a near 2,000-year-old shoe which looks just like the Adidas Predator football boot famously... Bit of light relief for press day: Roman shoe from Vindolanda looks like a 'Predator' football boot: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/21/roman-sandle-found-at-hadrians-wall-looks-just-like-david-beckha/
"22.09.2016 10:30:23" bbc.co.uk Roman bronze wing unearthed in Gloucester to go on show - BBC News An "extremely rare" Roman bronze wing found during an archaeological dig in Gloucester is to go on public display. The Roman bronze wing recently found in Gloucester (as reported in CA 317) is to go on public display: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-37386847
"22.09.2016 09:00:17" romanlincolnshire.wordpress.com Stories from stones – Roman gems lecture Its been an excellent week for Roman lectures here in Lincoln, with the Lincolnshire Archaeology Day at the weekend, and now Dr Ian Marshman's... Interesting insights into Roman gems: https://romanlincolnshire.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/stories-from-stones-roman-gems-lecture/
"15.09.2016 12:00:43" We've passed 17,000 'likes' on our Facebook page! If you'd like to join the fun, we're at
"15.09.2016 10:59:53" scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk Scotland's heritage volunteers named in nationwide shortlist 'Angels' behind the restoration of a memorial tower on Orkney, the safeguarding of a Victorian-built community hall in Glasgow and a Borders-based... The shortlist for the second annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards has been announced: http://www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk/news/scotlands-heritage-volunteers-named-in-nationwide-shortlist/
"13.09.2016 15:01:24" www.museumoflondon.org.uk Check out this link Have you been to see the London Stone in its temporary lodgings at the Museum of London yet? Here are 7 strange stories associated with the lump of limestone:
"13.09.2016 13:30:35" www.ahrc.ac.uk Check out this link Archaeologists from the UK are calling on members of the public to help them preserve the legacy of some of the world's most important monuments and historic sites, including those most at risk in Syria and Libya - using holiday
"13.09.2016 12:00:47" vindolanda.com Excavation A few months ago excavations in the 3rd century extramural settlement recovered a remarkable artefact. An ingot made from iron with an inscription... From the Vindolanda blog: interpreting an enigmatic inscribed ingot http://www.vindolanda.com/_blog/excavation
"13.09.2016 11:00:23" bbc.co.uk Jersey coin hoard marks milestone of 55,000 coins removed - BBC News The team removing coins from the Jersey Celtic hoard have gathered more than in any other British hoard to date. Prehistoric Jersey coin hoard marks milestone of 55,000 coins removed - there are thought to be c.70,000 in total: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-37329266
"13.09.2016 09:30:17" bbc.co.uk Prehistoric Cochno Stone unearthed near housing estate - BBC News A prehistoric stone panel said to be the "most important in Europe" is being unearthed for the first time in 50 years in Clydebank. One of the best examples of Neolithic or Bronze Age cup and ring markings in Europe, buried in the 1960s to protect it from vandals, is being re-excavated in Clydebank: http://ow.ly/8ghH3049R4p
"09.09.2016 15:01:22" blog.english-heritage.org.uk 10 Things The Romans Did For Us - English Heritage Blog From the obvious (architecture and hygiene) to the more unusual (fast food and advertising) the Romans have left their mark across the country. English Heritage blog post: what did the Romans do for us? Here are 10 things: http://blog.english-heritage.org.uk/what-did-the-romans-do-for-us What else would you thank them for?
"09.09.2016 12:30:33" gov.uk Improving the use of planning conditions - Consultations - GOV.UK A consultation on measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. Consultation on proposed changes to planning conditions - important implications for archaeology. Have your say: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-the-use-of-planning-conditions
"09.09.2016 12:00:52" historyextra.com Period dramas should not be judged on historical accuracy, say historians Historical accuracy should not always be the primary concern in period dramas, two leading historians have claimed Interesting question: should period dramas be judged on their historical accuracy? What do you think? And what are the best (or worst) ones you've seen in terms of realism? http://ow.ly/Dto330432ld
"09.09.2016 11:00:31" pasthorizonspr.com Making sense of Iron Age settlement patterns in Scotland Recent research by GUARD Archaeology into Iron Age settlement patterns in Galloway raises the question of whether the right perspective has been... Recent research by GUARD Archaeology: making sense of Iron Age settlement patterns in Scotland: http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2016/making-sense-of-iron-age-settlement-patterns-in-scotland?
"09.09.2016 10:15:09" theconversation.com The Mary Rose artefact scans are a new way of analysing history Historical insight is not the only thing that has been raised with the Mary Rose. 'The Mary Rose artefact scans are a new way of analysing history' - interesting article on digital archaeology: https://theconversation.com/the-mary-rose-artefact-scans-are-a-new-way-of-analysing-history-64924
"09.09.2016 09:30:10" yorkshiremuseum.org.uk Wold Newton Hoard | Yorkshire Museum The discovery of the Wold Newton Hoard is a rare opportunity to keep a very important Roman hoard in a public collection. If acquired and studied,... Appeal by the Yorkshire Museum to keep the Wold Newton Roman hoard in a public collection: http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/wold-newton-hoard/
"08.09.2016 15:01:22" Timeline Photos Four years to the day since we first visited the Greyfriars site and the search for Richard III - little did we know then what was to come!
"08.09.2016 10:30:19" youtube.com Crossrail Archaeology: Great Plague DNA identified Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great... Analysis of skeletons excavated during the Crossrail project has revealed the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague. Find out more in this new video: http://ow.ly/nO6P3040DQK
"07.09.2016 10:02:07" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"06.09.2016 15:01:15" jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk Become a Part of JORVIK Competition | Jorvik One lucky winner will get the opportunity to have their face transformed into a Viking resident of the JORVIK ride experience when we reopen in... Jorvik Viking Centre competition: your chance to have your face used on a Viking 'resident' of their Jorvik ride when the museum reopens in 2017: http://ow.ly/4fWw303VZyq
"06.09.2016 12:02:11" Timeline Photos Roman silver stud found in Walsingham 'commemorates the quashing of Boudica's rebellion': http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-37221815
"06.09.2016 11:30:16" bbc.co.uk Roman sling bullet cache unearthed at Burnswark dig - BBC News A cache of Roman lead sling bullets - thought to be the largest ever found in Britain - is unearthed in southern Scotland. 'Largest cache of Roman sling bullets found in Britain' discovered at Burnswark: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-37260157 Fab site - read all about its Roman archaeology in CA 316!
"05.09.2016 10:00:24" virtualtudors.org 3D Mary Rose Models | Virtual Tudors Fab interactive 3D models of artefacts and a skull recovered from the Mary Rose available on newly launched website: http://virtualtudors.org/Mary-Rose-3D
"05.09.2016 09:30:11" twitter.com Rob Collins on Twitter “@CurrentArchaeo Matt accepts a chocolate Roman distance slab #hwall40” Back in the office after our weekend Hadrian's Wall conference - search for #HWall40 on our Twitter feed for highlights! We're still blown away by this chocolate Roman distance slab that was given to us - amazing edible archaeology!
"02.09.2016 16:01:05" blogs.bl.uk Pokémon Go! The Medieval Edition - Medieval manuscripts blog Over the past few weeks, a certain new game has been captivating worldwide interest. It's not a new Olympic sport or an updated version of Angry... A bit of Friday fun from the British Library blog... Pokemon Go, medieval style! http://ow.ly/9xlg303PR3m
"02.09.2016 15:58:32" twitter.com Current Archaeology on Twitter “Back in Durham to get ready for this evening's lecture by David Breeze #HWall40” Back in Durham, getting read for this evening's lecture by David Breeze, to kick off the weekend conference we're running in conjunction with the University of Durham. https://twitter.com/CurrentArchaeo/status/771732975700566016
"02.09.2016 14:00:34" mola.org.uk Discovering the archaeology of the Great Fire of London | MOLA In this blog, Nigel Jeffries, Post-Roman Pottery Specialist here at MOLA, tells us what archaeology has revealed about the notorious Great Fire of... The Great Fire of London started 350 years ago today. MOLA has an interesting short blog post about the archaeology of the catastrophe: http://www.mola.org.uk/blog/discovering-archaeology-great-fire-london
"02.09.2016 13:30:17" Timeline Photos Knit sends his best from Vindolanda! He's joined our conference delegates in the Roman North. https://twitter.com/hashtag/hwall40?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash
"02.09.2016 11:00:21" twitter.com Current Archaeology on Twitter “Starting off our #HadriansWall conference weekend with a tour of Vindolanda #HWall40” Our Hadrian's Wall conference begins! The team and delegates are visiting Vindolanda - watch out for Twitter updates from the conference with the hashtag #HWall40. http://ow.ly/LmqG303PvlL
"02.09.2016 09:00:44" Timeline Photos Today finds a rather lonely Deputy Ed holding the fort while the rest of the CA team is in Durham for our Hadrian's Wall conference... even Knit has gone North! Watch out for their updates on Twitter today and over the weekend: #HWall40
"01.09.2016 15:00:45" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 319 – now on sale We now know that disaster swiftly struck Must Farm. Construction may not even have been complete when the flames took hold, and it is probable that... Today marks the start of Scottish Archaeology Month! Find out more at archaeologyscotland.org.uk and read highlights in CA 319! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-319-now-on-sale.htm
"01.09.2016 14:00:32" The Vindolanda Trust This is a right foot leather insole from a Roman child's slipper and was found yesterday in the Severan fort ditch. Our smallest slipper found at Vindolanda so far and it is a fabulous find. Lovely find from the Vindolanda Trust: the leather insole from a Roman child's slipper. https://www.facebook.com/TheVindolandaTrust/photos/a.410532362361245.95444.147448832002934/1086060308141777/?type=3&theater
"01.09.2016 12:15:11" Timeline Photos CA 319 is now on sale! Knit's loving the colour coordination. Latest on Must Farm, plus Roman Leicester, the archaeology of Gwent, a Gallipoli veteran, and much more: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-319-now-on-sale.htm
"01.09.2016 09:30:57" Timeline Photos Today's the day! After months of planning we're finally off to Durham to set up for our special Hadrian's Wall conference: archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 Watch out for updates on Twitter under #HWall40!
"31.08.2016 15:02:11" Timeline Photos Who's excited for Bake-Off tonight? Knit is - if there's one thing he likes more than raiding, it's cake...
"31.08.2016 11:05:06" bbc.co.uk Anglo-Saxon pendant: Norfolk treasure find links to 'royal' past - BBC News A pendant which has been declared as treasure provides another piece to an "amazing jigsaw" of Norfolk's Anglo-Saxon past, experts say. Beautiful Anglo-Saxon pendant from Diss, Norfolk, has just undergone its coroner's inquest: Fantastic find! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-37186258
"30.08.2016 10:00:23" Timeline Photos We're back in the office after the bank holiday, and CA 319 is back from the printers! Should be with subscribers/in the shops later this week.
"30.08.2016 09:02:09" Hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend! Who got up to something archaeological? We'd love to see your snaps!
"25.08.2016 15:02:26" southwalesargus.co.uk Parts from Newport ship will go to York for treatment MORE of the medieval Newport ship will be taken from the city for preservation on Wednesday, August 17. Conservation of the medieval Newport Ship continues as parts are sent to York for specialist preservation: http://ow.ly/44I1303vFfm
"25.08.2016 12:02:21" This time next week we'll be on the road to Durham to set up for our Hadrian's Wall conference! Hope to see you there. archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 #HWall40
"25.08.2016 10:00:21" archaeology.co.uk Jaffa Cake Henge This model of Stonehenge is one of eight other Jaffa Cake creations Dominic Wilcox made to represent Britain, from Tower Bridge to the Loch... In honour of the launch of the new series of Bake-Off, we've updated our Edible Archaeology listings on the CA website - and given GBBO's theme last night, where better to start than with the Jaffa Cake Stonehenge from CA 267?
"24.08.2016 15:30:22" Timeline Photos Poor Knit's struggling with the heat - not a day to be wearing (or made from!) wool...
"24.08.2016 15:01:03" Timeline Photos With the Great British Bake-Off returning to our screens tonight, we thought we'd pay tribute to the amazingly talented people who send us photos of their archaeological creations for our Edible Archaeology section. Great work, all - we're always glad to
"24.08.2016 12:01:41" bbc.co.uk Mystery stone structure under Neolithic dump on Orkney - BBC News Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious stone structure buried under what they describe as Scotland's "largest Neolithic rubbish dump". Mystery stone structure at the Ness of Brodgar? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-37154410
"24.08.2016 10:00:22" bbc.co.uk BBC Local Live: Updates from North East England on Wednesday 24 August... Bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the North East on Wednesday 24 August 2016. The remains of 17th century soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar, found near Durham Cathedral (as reported in CA 308), will be reburied in Durham and commemorated with a plaque made of stone from Dunbar: http://ow.ly/QTfG303x2mU
"23.08.2016 15:15:11" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Today we have been at MOLA HQ, admiring the amazing Roman fresco recently found at London's Lime Street (see CA 313).
"22.08.2016 12:01:53" We're just finalising the last few details of our Hadrian's Wall conference - hope to see you there, it's going to be a good one! archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 #HWall40
"19.08.2016 15:00:57" Timeline Photos Lovely weather for (Anglo-Saxon) ducks...
"19.08.2016 12:30:15" The weather might be gloomy, but all is sunshine at CA, as we've just sent issue 319 to the printers! Out in early September.
"19.08.2016 12:00:38" Timeline Photos Too wet to go outside, so Knit's entertaining himself in the office. We've found the world's largest ball of string!
"19.08.2016 11:00:26" Timeline Photos Some fab speakers lined up for our Hadrian's Wall conference! See for yourself: archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 #HWall40
"19.08.2016 10:00:20" twitter.com #worldphotoday hashtag on Twitter 2h ago @MetroUK tweeted: "Photo series shows what people look like.." - read what others are saying and join the conversation. Apparently it's World Photo Day! Do you have a favourite archaeological photo? We love printing striking snaps in our Context section - email firstname.lastname@example.org if you've got one you'd like to submit!
"18.08.2016 16:17:54" smithsonianmag.com DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave He rocked surprisingly complex fashion for the Copper Age Copper Age fashion, courtesy of Oetzi - new research reveals a very well-dressed IceMan! http://ow.ly/lppZ303mton
"18.08.2016 12:24:12" Two weeks today we'll be heading up to Durham to set up for our Hadrian's Wall conference! Exciting stuff. More info: archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 #HWall40
"16.08.2016 09:00:19" Timeline Photos Colleague has brought us these 'treats' back from his holiday in Sweden. Suspicious... #plopp
"15.08.2016 09:10:19" As if the excitement of starting press week for CA 319 wasn't enough, we've got a new starter joining the CA family today - welcome to our new designer, Emma! - and Deputy Ed Carly is marking 5 years on the magazine today.
"11.08.2016 13:40:35" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Went for a lunchtime stroll along the river near our office - and spotted the royal barge, Gloriana! As you do...
"11.08.2016 12:01:56" Hello sports fans! It's not too late to contribute to our next 'CA online' column and see your name in print. Which ancient sports would you like to resurrect for a future Olympic Games?
"11.08.2016 12:00:32" youtube.com Glastonbury Abbey Archaeological Project - The Reconstruction Here is a reconstruction of Glastonbury Abbey as it was; overlain onto recent drone footage, and based on archaeological investigations from the... Short clip from the University of Reading, shows a digital reconstruction of Glastonbury Abbey's Anglo-Saxon church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpNy4qIypt8
"10.08.2016 15:01:18" theguardian.com Gertrude of Arabia: the great adventurer may finally get her museum She was an explorer, an archaeologist, a writer and a spy. Now there's a campaign to turn Gertrude Bell's vandalised childhood home in Redcar into... Campaign to save the home of Gertrude Bell and create a museum to the great archaeologist and adventurer: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/aug/09/gertrude-of-arabia-gertrude-bell-home-museum-redcar?CMP=share_btn_tw
"10.08.2016 12:01:49" world-archaeology.com Ancient Olympics: Sex, Sport, and Sacrifice Forget London 2012. What about Olympia in 388 BC? Archaeologist Neil Faulkner has just published a new book that attempts to reconstruct the lived... More Olympic archaeology, this time courtesy of our international sister magazine Current World Archaeology - sex, sport & sacrifice at the ancient Games: http://www.world-archaeology.com/features/ancient-olympics-sex-sport-and-sacrifice.htm
"10.08.2016 10:30:13" twitter.com Joe Flatman on Twitter “Punnery from @CurrentArchaeo vol 122... with apologies to the legendary #MartinCarver and @SocAntiquaries” One from the archives: a fantastic archaeo poem/parody, flagged up to us by Joe Flatman. From CA 122. We need more of these! https://twitter.com/joeflatman/status/763317806444212224
"10.08.2016 10:00:23" arch.cam.ac.uk New Piltdown Hoax analysis points to work of 'lone forger' — Division of... A new analysis of the famous Piltdown Man forgeries points the finger of suspicion even more firmly at their discoverer, Charles Dawson. The Piltdown hoaxer revealed? New study suggests who was behind notorious fossil fraud: http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/PiltdownHoaxFindings - open access article too!
"09.08.2016 15:19:01" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"09.08.2016 12:00:32" archaeology.co.uk The Archaeology of the Olympic Park – London's first East Enders Preparations for the 2012 games provided a unique opportunity to investigate an area of London's East End the size of the walled City. Nick Bateman... One from the archives: amongst all the excitement of Rio 2016, we're looking back to London 2012 and the archaeology of the Olympic Stadium (as seen in CA 269):
"09.08.2016 10:31:58" Timeline Photos Today is National Book Lovers' Day! Do you have a favourite read about history/archaeology, whether fiction or non-fiction? Here's a snap of the Current Archaeology/Current World Archaeology 'library' -always room for more books!
"08.08.2016 15:05:02" archaeology.co.uk The archaeology of the domestic cat Of mousers and men When did cats graduate from convenient pest-control to one of the world's most popular pets, and how can you tell the difference... Happy International Cat Day! But how long have we had pet cats? Find out in our article on the archaeology of the domestic feline, newly published in CA 318! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/archaeology-of-the-domestic-cat.htm
"05.08.2016 15:31:08" archaeology.co.uk The ArchaeOlympic Games With London 2012 in full swing, we asked you to come up with some events for the ArchaeOlympic Games – and you didn't let us down! We received a... With Rio 2016 about to kick off we're looking back at the ArchaeOlympic Games that you clever folks came up with in 2012: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/the-archaeolympic-games.htm
"04.08.2016 11:00:30" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 318 – now on sale Neolithic tombs are often seen as 'houses for the dead'. Striking similarities between the residences of the living and repositories for the... CA 318 is now on sale! Neolithic Orkney, the Great Fire of London, the archaeology of cats, and much more! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-318-now-on-sale.htm
"03.08.2016 12:00:33" independent.co.uk The mystery of an ancient site in Britain just took another fascinating... The mysterious origins of the British archaeological site most often associated with the legend of King Arthur have just become even more... Arthur aside, some very exciting archaeological finds from Tintagel: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/king-arthur-castle-cornwall-tintagel-dark-ages-palace-camelot-a7168761.html
"03.08.2016 12:00:30" archaeology.co.uk Hadrian's Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research Current Archaeology Live! presents a special conference, in partnership with Durham University: Hadrian's Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research 2-4... This time next month our special Hadrian's Wall conference will be in full swing. Tickets are still on sale, and finalised timetable is now online. More info: www.archaeology.co.uk/hw2016
"03.08.2016 10:00:19" belfasttelegraph.co.uk Dig at Northern Ireland castle unearths medieval skeleton at Queen's... A medieval skeleton was excavated from the grounds of Hillsborough Castle yesterday after a chance discovery by volunteers. Medieval skeleton found at Hillsborough Castle dig at the Queen's official residence in N Ireland: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/dig-at-northern-ireland-castle-unearths-medieval-skeleton-at-queens-residence-34933052.html?
"02.08.2016 12:30:23" bbc.co.uk 'Priceless' Roman mosaic goes on show in St Albans - BBC News A priceless Roman mosaic is set to go on public view for only the second time since it was discovered 80 years ago. 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic has gone on public display in St Albans - on view until 12 August: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-36922827
"02.08.2016 11:00:18" somersetlive.co.uk Did squatters take over a Roman villa near Yeovil? An archaeological dig begins today to find what life was like in Somerset after the Roman Empire collapsed. A lecturer from the University of... A new dig has begun at Lufton Roman villa (site open day 20 Aug), and the team is keen to speak to anyone how took part at previous excavations on the site in the 1940s-1960s.
"02.08.2016 09:42:15" Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership Volunteer to help secure the future of South Lanarkshire's traditional orchards through the Orchard Mapping Project, taking place between August and November of this year.
Managed by Clyde Valley Orchards Cooperative Ltd, facilitated by Orchard Revival Volunteers sought for orchard mapping project in South Lanarkshire.
"22.07.2016 11:00:18" www2.le.ac.uk Planet of the apes: monkeys and chimpanzees have created their own... Dr Huw Barton from the University of Leicester examines how recent research into primates has opened up an entirely new realm of archaeology From the University of Leicester: monkey achaeology? http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2016/july/planet-of-the-apes-monkeys-and-chimpanzees-have-created-their-own-archaeological-sites-dating-back-hundreds-of-years
"22.07.2016 10:00:22" twitter.com Lucy Worsley on Twitter “Can't decide if this is the weirdest, or coolest, thing I've seen in ages. Our Henry VIII in plants at Hampton Court” Henry VIII plants at Hampton Court Palace! http://ow.ly/cWPD302uTYc
"22.07.2016 09:29:52" twitter.com Celia Knight on Twitter “Spot the difference! @MustFarm #archaeocake” Amazing Must Farm 'edible archaeology'! https://twitter.com/celia_knight28/status/756408168633294848
"21.07.2016 11:00:28" www.telegraph.co.uk The real rose: Mary Rose ship emblem discovered, 500 years on It had not seen the light for nearly 500 years, when the plucky Mary Rose went into battle for the final time before sinking into the Solent and... Tudor flagship the Mary Rose's rose emblem revealed to the public for the first time in 500 years: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/19/the-real-rose-mary-rose-ship-emblem-discovered-500-years-on/
"21.07.2016 09:01:56" www.theguardian.com English Heritage 'deadly serious' about bid to get jousting into Olympics Organisation lobbies International Olympic Committee and starts petition to get sport played by Henry VIII into games by 2020 Will we see the UK win a Gold medal in jousting one day? Which historic sport would you like to see make a comeback? https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/21/english-heritage-bid-jousting-olympics-international-olympic-committee-petition-2020
"19.07.2016 15:00:41" www.theguardian.com Newly decked out Mary Rose reopens after £5m makeover Henry VIII's warship has been revamped to give visitors a more intense experience of what life must have been like for its crew The Mary Rose rises again! https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/jul/19/mary-rose-newly-decked-out-reopens-5m-makeover
"19.07.2016 09:30:11" Wow, it's a scorcher today! Does anyone have any top tips for archaeologists working in the heat? Let's share your words of wisdom :)
"17.07.2016 10:16:36" www.bbc.co.uk BBC - Radio 6 Music - Home BBC 6 Music brings together the cutting edge music of today, the iconic and groundbreaking music of the past 40 years and unlimited access to the... Did you hear Mark Knight being interviewed about Must Farm on BBC Radio 6 Music this morning? Listen here http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music - and you can read more about this amazing site in CA312
"15.07.2016 10:00:20" twitter.com Must Farm on Twitter “Discovering a Late Bronze Age axe that is still hafted! So many amazing discoveries to share over the next few weeks https://t.co/T2n2KmKdj4” Such amazing finds coming out of Must Farm - including this Late Bronze Age axe that's still hafted! Incredible site. http://ow.ly/Qrz2302gVfD
"13.07.2016 15:01:01" www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk Archaeologists find St Cuthbert's tower Archaeologists may have uncovered a tangible link to St Cuthbert's time on Holy Island more than 1,300 years ago. 'Found': St Cuthbert's tower on Lindisfarne? http://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/all-news/archaeologists-find-st-cuthbert-s-tower-1-4175447
"13.07.2016 10:00:19" bbc.co.uk Human remains found at Iron Age site in Orkney - BBC News An archaeology project at an Iron Age site on South Ronaldsay in Orkney uncovers human remains. Iron Age human jaw bone carefully placed in a whale vertebra found in Orkney (at The Cairns - fab site, see CA 275): http://ow.ly/wLno302ceST
"12.07.2016 15:00:46" Opportunities to explore Skara Brae After Hours with exclusive 'Twilight Tours': https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/news/explore-skara-brae-after-hours
"12.07.2016 11:00:29" www.bbc.co.uk South Downs pre-Roman 'farming collective' discovered - BBC News Evidence of large-scale prehistoric farming is discovered after aerial laser scanning was carried out in the South Downs National Park. Stunning Roman finds from the South Downs - as featured as a 'Context' in CA 318! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36771564
"12.07.2016 08:54:25" www.culture24.org.uk "Archaeology is pure pleasure": "Britain's Pompeii" and mesolithic... Cambridgeshire's Must Farm - described as a "lost world" from prehistoric times - has won Best Archaeological Discovery at today's British... Results of the 2016 British Archaeological Awards: http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art558495-british-archaeological-awards-2016-museum-farm
"11.07.2016 13:14:17" Timeline Photos Today we're at the British Museum, to hear the results of the 2016 British Archaeological Awards.
"11.07.2016 09:16:02" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"04.07.2016 10:00:20" twitter.com Vindolanda Trust on Twitter “Found yesterday. Cow skull used for target practice. Arrow and ballista bolt holes galore! #Vindolanda” Roman target practice at Vindolanda! https://twitter.com/VindolandaTrust/status/749169503729291264
"01.07.2016 12:00:25" www.bbc.co.uk Database of Scotland's ancient rock art to be created - BBC News A digital database of Scotland's Neolithic and early Bronze Age rock art is to be created. Digital database of Scotland's Neolithic and early Bronze Age rock art to be created: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-36671897
"30.06.2016 10:30:15" Latest issue of CA has just arrived back from the printers - should be with you next week! Looking super-shiny and smart...
"30.06.2016 10:00:16" Last chance to buy tickets for our upcoming Hadrian's Wall conference at our special earlybird rate, which ends today! www.archaeology.co.uk/hw2016
"29.06.2016 14:30:18" twitter.com Erik Kwakkel on Twitter “Medieval Harry Potter - without the glasses, which were not invented yet (Paris Bib S Geneviève, 95, 11th c).” ...or a medieval Tom Baker? https://twitter.com/erik_kwakkel/status/748154117164507136
"28.06.2016 11:10:57" twitter.com Vindolanda Trust on Twitter “Extraordinary find. Inscribed barrel stave c AD 90. #Vindolanda
https://t.co/soBwaxs48C” Amazing find from Vindolanda - this is truly a site that keeps on giving! https://twitter.com/VindolandaTrust/status/747730592595382272/photo/1
"27.06.2016 15:34:45" independent.co.uk A Roman coin discovery has forced historians to rethink a map of the empire The boundary of the Roman Empire and its influence in Britain are being re-thought as the full significance of a discovery of coins in Devon begins... Devon dig redraws map of the Roman Empire: http://ow.ly/MNZv301GcoJ
"24.06.2016 15:02:07" culture24.org.uk Story of largest Saxon cemetery ever found in Wessex revealed 42 years... First discovered after a local woman spotted human bones in 1974, the largest Saxon cemetery ever found in Wessex contains cremations, inhumations... Secrets of one of Wessex's largest Anglo-Saxon cemeteries revealed, over 40 years after its discovery: http://ow.ly/lShv301u3pV
"23.06.2016 15:02:08" theguardian.com 17th-century fire engine restored for Great Fire of London exhibition Restoration reveals a vehicle so heavy it would have moved painfully slowly, and only able to squirt water short distances 17th century fire engine restored for Museum of London's Great Fire of London exhibition: http://ow.ly/VD4j301u3XL
"22.06.2016 15:01:54" limerickleader.ie Rare and precious find in West Limerick dates to 7th century - Home -... A WEST Limerick builder has made the rare but significant archaeological find of a pin or handpin that is possibly 1500 years old. But Denis... Rare '1,500-year-old hand pin' found in Limerick: http://ow.ly/v7j7301u3IF
"22.06.2016 12:34:27" www.bbc.co.uk MoJ plans to dig for Henry I's remains at Reading Prison - BBC News The Ministry of Justice applies for permission to dig around Reading Prison in search for historic abbey ruins. Update on Henry I and the Reading Abbey project: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-36592073
"21.06.2016 15:30:21" uk.pinterest.com Music Explore intriguing instruments and musical objects in the Museum's collection It's World Music Day! Here are some fab musical objects from the British Museum's collections: https://uk.pinterest.com/britishmuseum/music/
"20.06.2016 15:00:58" www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk Home│20th to 26th February 2017 Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York's Viking heritage. One for the diary: dates for the 2017 Jorvik Viking Festival have been announced: http://www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk/
"20.06.2016 11:00:25" orcadian.co.uk Rediscovered: 5,000-year-old figurine from Skara Brae - The Orcadian Online A long lost Neolithic human figurine, found at Skara Brae in the 1860s, has been rediscovered in the collections of Stromness Museum. Dr David... Meet 'Buddo' - 5,000 year old figurine from Skara Brae rediscovered: http://ow.ly/DW6R301qOie
"17.06.2016 13:54:27" twitter.com Vindolanda Trust on Twitter “A ancient wooden toy sword handle cAD 105 found yesterday at #Vindolanda. Amazing.” Gorgeous new find just announced at Vindolanda - the wooden handle of a 2nd century toy sword: http://ow.ly/wbuH301mBKP
"16.06.2016 12:11:26" Timeline Photos We've had such an interesting morning in Reading, heading about Henry I and the Hidden Abbey Project. Watch out for more in the News section of CA 317!
"16.06.2016 08:18:21" www.bbc.co.uk Reading Abbey radar probe for King Henry I starts - BBC News Radar work which hopes to uncover the tomb of King Henry I near the ruins of Reading Abbey begins. Heading to Reading to cover the search for another lost king...
"15.06.2016 15:37:44" Deep in Euro 2016-mania, the office is debating which ancient civilisation would do well in the Championship. Any thoughts?
"15.06.2016 15:12:30" Overheard in the CA office:
Sherlock Holmes and Watson are pottering round a garden, when Watson spots a tree bearing unfamiliar yellow fruit.
'What is that, Holmes?' he asks.
Holmes replies: 'A lemon tree, my dear Watson!'
"14.06.2016 12:13:13" web247.secure-secure.co.uk Current Publishing - Vacancies An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented designer to work for a small, friendly publishing company. Current Publishing is a... We're looking for a new designer - spread the word! More info and contact details here: http://ow.ly/MjNS301f3TL
"13.06.2016 12:00:41" 10 days until the EU #referendum - do you think the outcome will affect archaeology in the UK? And if so, how? #EUref
"13.06.2016 10:00:23" 10 days until the EU Referendum - do you think the outcome will affect archaeology in the UK? And if so, how?
"10.06.2016 15:30:26" community.dur.ac.uk 3D models and why going to the dentist matters! – Scottish Soldiers... 3D modelling seems to have really taken off in recent years. In Durham we've been 3D modelling and printing for quite a while now and over the last... New blog post and 3D modelling on the Battle of Dunbar skeletons found in Durham (CA 308): http://community.dur.ac.uk/scottishsoldiers/2016/06/10/3d-models-and-why-going-to-the-dentist-matters/
"10.06.2016 15:00:36" www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk Scottish Heritage Angel Awards Applications for the 2016 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards are now open. More info on how to enter or nominate someone else: http://www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk/
"07.06.2016 11:00:19" heritagecalling.com England's Quirkiest Listed Places The history of our land and its people is marked in the fabric of England's buildings and places. The most significant of these are listed, so they... Some of England's quirkiest 'Listed' places, courtesy of Historic England. Is there anywhere near you that you'd add to this run-down? https://heritagecalling.com/2016/06/07/englands-quirkiest-listed-places/
"03.06.2016 15:00:50" archaeology.co.uk Hadrian's Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research Current Archaeology Live! presents a special conference, in partnership with Durham University: Hadrian's Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research 2-4... Have you heard about our upcoming Hadrian's Wall conference in Durham? Expert speakers, and an optional visit to the Wall with Andante Travels. More info here: www.archaeology.co.uk/hw2016
"03.06.2016 13:00:28" www.archaeologicalawards.com Shortlist released for 2016 British Archaeological Awards | British... Judges have today released the shortlist for this year's British Archaeological Awards showcasing professional and community-led archaeology... Shortlist released for the 2016 British Archaeological Awards: http://www.archaeologicalawards.com/2016/06/02/shortlist-released-for-2016-british-archaeological-awards/
"02.06.2016 15:01:05" Timeline Photos CA 316 is now on sale! Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre, Roman siege tactics, rethinking Offa's Dyke, and much more: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-316-now-on-sale.htm
"02.06.2016 09:30:11" www.bbc.co.uk 02/06/2016, Today - BBC Radio 4 Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day. Did you listen to the Today Show this morning? Fab interview with Dr John Reid on his research into the Roman siege of Burnswark - as featured in CA 316! Listen from 1hr 44mins http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07d6qhd
"02.06.2016 08:38:50" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"01.06.2016 13:27:00" archaeology.co.uk Earliest written reference to London found The earliest-known written reference to London was revealed today (1 June) by MOLA archaeologists, as part of Britain's largest, earliest, and most significant group of Roman waxed writing ta… This morning we were out in the City with MOLA, looking at a fantastic set of recently-deciphered Roman writing tablets - including the earliest known reference to London, and Britain's oldest handwritten document. Read more here:
"26.05.2016 15:00:56" www.washingtonpost.com Broken pottery reveals the sheer devastation caused by the Black Death A 45 percent decline in pottery shards buried beneath British soil is evidence of the dramatic population drops that towns experienced in the wake... Pottery analysis reveals the devastating impact of the Black Death: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/05/24/broken-pottery-reveals-the-sheer-devastation-caused-by-the-black-death/?
"26.05.2016 14:00:25" www.theguardian.com Shiver me timbers! Remains of fabled warship moor up in museum Remains of HMS Namur, described as 'the ship that defines the course of British history', to be displayed in Chatham dockyard 20 years after chance... The remains of HMS Namur (see CA 273!) are going on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard museum: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/may/26/warship-nhs-namur-exhibition-chatham
"26.05.2016 13:30:30" www.newscientist.com Explore a map of London's extraordinary archaeological finds From the grisly aftermath of a distant volcanic eruption, to the huge amphitheatre where criminals met their deaths, dig into one of the world's... Interactive map of some of London's top archaeological finds: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2089210-explore-a-map-of-londons-extraordinary-archaeological-finds/?
"26.05.2016 12:00:33" rescue-archaeology.org.uk Queen's Speech Wednesday 18th May 2016: new planning bill threat to... The background notes for the newly proposed Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill in the Queens speech contains the following: Planning... With RESCUE voicing 'deep concerns' about the possible impact on archaeology of the new planning legislation proposed in the Queen's Speech, we'd like to hear your views:
"26.05.2016 10:11:37" www.hexham-courant.co.uk Top award for Vindolanda's unique Roman collection TYNEDALE'S best known Roman site has picked up a prestigious national honour. Congrats to Vindolanda, which has received Designated status – a mark of distinction, celebrating unique collections of national importance - from the Arts Council:
"25.05.2016 15:00:40" www.telegraph.co.uk Stonehenge wasn't so hard to build after all, archaeologists discover It is an archaeological conundrum that has baffled generations of experts. Just how did prehistoric Britons manage to transport the huge bluestones... 'Stonehenge wasn't so hard to build', say UCL archaeologists, after trying it for themselves: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/05/23/stonehenge-wasnt-so-hard-to-build-after-all-archaeologists-disco/
"25.05.2016 14:00:28" www.southdowns.gov.uk Secrets of the High Woods on tour – exhibition and activity days - South... Coming soon Beneath the wooded countryside of West Sussex and Hampshire lies a forgotten landscape, littered with traces of past communities who... Looking for something to keep the kids out of mischief? Free children's archaeo-activity days in the South Downs: https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/discover/heritage/secrets-of-the-high-woods/secrets-of-the-high-woods-on-tour-exhibition-and-activity-days/
"25.05.2016 13:39:26" www.newscientist.com Behind the scenes at London's urban archaeology warehouse From scrubbing skulls to cataloguing counterfeit coins, pulling artefacts out of the ground is just the start for London's archaeologists A fascinating look behind the scenes at MOLA: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2088968-behind-the-scenes-at-londons-urban-archaeology-warehouse/?
"19.05.2016 13:00:27" The summer digging season is almost upon us! If you could excavate anywhere, where would it be, and why?
"19.05.2016 12:00:29" Who's going on a dig this summer? Let us know where you're off to and what you're digging, and you could end up in our CA Online column!
"19.05.2016 10:31:36" Want to see your name in print? We've still got room for a few more entries in this month's 'CA Online' column. Recent archaeological projects have shed new light on Shakespeare's grave, his playhouse – and, of course, the veracity of his portrayal of
"18.05.2016 14:05:44" theguardian.com Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular Foundations of the Curtain where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were possibly first staged uncovered in Shoreditch As the Curtain dig reveals surprising aspects of the playhouse's layout - and hints of Shakespearean special effects! - we wondered: what Shakespearean secrets do you wish archaeology could reveal? http://ow.ly/5eLa300kmzV
"17.05.2016 15:00:50" www.mola.org.uk Events | MOLA Our events pages include information on events we are hosting and events that our specialists are taking part in. If you want to see the Curtain Theatre site for yourself, MOLA are running free Friday tours - booking essential, more info here: http://www.mola.org.uk/events
"17.05.2016 14:00:38" www.youtube.com Excavating and preserving Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre - The Stage,... Archaeologists from MOLA prepare to start the detailed excavation of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre, which will be uncovered and preserved at the... You can find out more about MOLA's excavation of the Curtain Theatre (one of Shakespeare's playhouses) in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la7027fleNU&feature=youtu.be - or pick up a copy of CA 316!
"17.05.2016 12:31:47" Timeline Photos This morning we were out in Shoreditch, visiting MOLA's excavation of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre, where Henry V probably premiered and Romeo and Juliet was performed. Very exciting site! More to come in CA 316.
"13.05.2016 15:30:23" Timeline Photos The Ness of Brodgar Orkney excavation team is crowdfunding 40 radiocarbon dates. These cost £375 each including the specialist selection process, so they are attempting to raise a total of £15000. Any amount they reach over the target will go towards
"13.05.2016 15:00:30" twitter.com Oxbow Books on Twitter “Current Archaeology award winner Marion Dowd has won another award for her book The Archaeology of Caves! https://t.co/07rwW3H4ED” Great to see Marion Dowd's 'The Archaeology of Caves' (CA Book of the Year 2016!) has won another award - fab book! https://twitter.com/OxbowBooks/status/731031615745458176
"13.05.2016 12:00:31" www.theguardian.com English Heritage project aims to preserve war objectors' graffiti Fragile walls at Richmond Castle bear rare first-hand testimonial from men who refused to serve in first world war Fascinating project launches at Richmond Castle, conserving and exploring graffiti left by the conscientious objectors who were imprisoned there during the First World War:
"10.05.2016 12:19:37" sketchfab.com The British Museum on Sketchfab The British Museum - See The British Museum profile and 3D models on Sketchfab Explore British Museum objects from the comfort of your own home, on Sketchfab: https://sketchfab.com/britishmuseum
"09.05.2016 12:00:37" www.sal.org.uk Unlocking Our Collections We have a diverse and extensive museum collection. The 'Unlocking Our Collection' features are designed to help you discover its wonders! Interesting insights into @SocAntiquaries 's St Paul's diptych - as featured in CA 266! https://www.sal.org.uk/museum-collection/unlocking-our-collections/
"06.05.2016 15:00:29" Timeline Photos Sad that our colleague Tiff is leaving us... but very excited about the Game of Thrones-themed leaving party we're throwing her!
"05.05.2016 12:00:35" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 315 – now on sale! A recent excavation campaign at Binchester Roman fort concluded with a spectacular discovery. A trench revealed part of a bathhouse that may be one... Just when you thought this lovely sunny day couldn't get any better - CA 315 is out now! Binchester's spectacular Roman bathhouse, the surprising secrets of medieval graffiti, and much more:
"05.05.2016 08:35:27" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"04.05.2016 16:00:44" www.world-archaeology.com Astroarchaeology | World Archaeology The final frontier for archaeological exploration? Daavid Miles examines the effects of human forays into outer space - and looks at the detritus left Little bit of space archaeology for Star Wars Day: http://www.world-archaeology.com/features/astroarchaeology.htm #MayThe4thBeWithYou
"04.05.2016 15:01:00" daily.jstor.org Skellig Michael: An Island Far, Far Away (Where "Star Wars: The Force... Star Wars Epiosde VII was filmed on Skellig Michael island in Ireland. Happy Star Wars Day! Here's a little article about the history and archaeology of Skellig Michael, where parts of Episode VII were filmed: http://daily.jstor.org/skellig-michael-where-star-wars-was-filmed/ #MayThe4thBeWithYou
"29.04.2016 15:00:38" community.dur.ac.uk Welcome to the Scottish Soldiers research blog! – Scottish Soldiers... In November 2013 archaeologists began work in advance of the construction of a new café for Durham University's Palace Green library. What they... New research blog about mass graves containing the remains of Scottish soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar that were found at Durham Cathedral (CA 308) has launched: http://ow.ly/4neXNz
"27.04.2016 15:00:26" www.bbc.co.uk Romsey Abbey: The mystery of the hair in the coffin - BBC News For the past few months, archaeologists have been testing a full head of hair found in a coffin. Is it the hair of a saint? The mystery of the medieval hair, at Romsey Abbey: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36094897
"26.04.2016 10:00:24" www.wharf.co.uk Archeologists begin exploration of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre in... Historians are hoping to find evidence of how the playhouse operated Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre is set to rise again, as MOLA archaeologists begin work on the site. For more info on the remains, see our feature in CA 269!
"25.04.2016 15:01:13" www.cam.ac.uk First performance in 1,000 years: 'lost' songs from the Middle Ages are... An ancient song repertory will be heard for the first time in 1,000 years this week after being 'reconstructed' by a Cambridge researcher and a... 'Lost' medieval song performed for the first time in 1,000 years. Includes a video of the performance. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/first-performance-in-1000-years-lost-songs-from-the-middle-ages-are-brought-back-to-life-0
"25.04.2016 14:01:00" www.theguardian.com The secret life of an archaeologist: soil in your sandwiches and sexism... Archaeology is hard work. You need patience to cope with red tape, dedication to painstakingly record finds at digs – and a touch of eccentricity... From The Guardian: 'The secret life of an archaeologist'. Does this match your experiences? http://ow.ly/4n3sHu
"25.04.2016 12:00:41" www.bbc.co.uk Jersey Coin Hoard: Rare purse found with coins - BBC News A rare purse has been found in the middle of one of the world's largest hoards of celtic coins. 2,000 year old purse found within the Jersey coin hoard: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-36052641
"25.04.2016 10:00:22" www.bbc.co.uk Segedunum exhibition uncovers 'lost' Hadrian's Wall - BBC News An unearthed part of Hadrian's Wall goes on display for the first time in North Tyneside. 'Lost' section of Hadrian's Wall goes on display at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend: http://ow.ly/4n3pkC
"23.04.2016 09:00:50" Timeline Photos On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we're looking back at some of our previous coverage of the Bard: his theatres, his home - and some of his most famous subjects!
"22.04.2016 15:00:57" www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk The forgotten 200-year-old pub discovered under a Northern Quarter... Untouched bottles of brandy are among the haul from the former Astley Arms - which is set to be the site of a 13-storey skyscraper 200-year-old pub - and untouched bottles of brandy -- excavated in Manchester city centre: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/port-street-pub-building-site-11221280?
"22.04.2016 12:01:22" “NEOLITHIC” Cymru / Wales CIfA Spring Day-School 2016 “NEOLITHIC” Cymru / Wales CIfA Spring Day-School 2016 A day of talks about recent Neolithic finds and discovereries from Wales Neolithic day-school, in Wales, in May. Sounds rather good! https://www.facebook.com/events/203460636682383/
"21.04.2016 15:56:20" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Some of the CA team are in Durham, reccying for our upcoming Hadrian's Wall conference in September. Just visited Palace Green, where the mass grave of Scottish soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar was recently found (see CA 308).
"21.04.2016 15:35:47" Just signed off CA 315! Should be hitting the shelves/subscribers' doormats in the first week of May.
"21.04.2016 12:00:31" heritagecalling.com 7 Buildings to Mark the Brontë Bicentenary From the buildings that inspired her first novel Jane Eyre, to the house where she contracted a fatal illness, Historic England has relisted Happy birthday Charlotte Bronte, born 200 years ago today! Here are seven historic buildings associated with the author, courtesy of Historic England: https://heritagecalling.com/2016/04/21/7-buildings-to-mark-the-bronte-bicentenary/
"21.04.2016 10:39:04" Timeline Photos The Queen is 90 today! We looked at the archaeology of the 'Second Elizabethan Age' in CA 268.
"19.04.2016 15:05:46" theguardian.com Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in Trafalgar Square | Culture | The... Monumental replica of destroyed Palmyra arch erected in London's Trafalgar Square: http://ow.ly/4mRoNA
"18.04.2016 15:00:27" theguardian.com Barn conversion leads to amazing find of palatial Roman villa | UK news... 'Palatial Roman villa' found: spectacular finds announced in Wiltshire. More to come in CA 315! http://ow.ly/4mOFHW
"15.04.2016 15:00:55" Timeline Photos The Titanic sank 104 years ago today - read all about the archaeology of the doomed vessel, and its rediscovery, in CA 265: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/titanic.htm
"15.04.2016 10:38:11" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post If you want to know why we were in Wiltshire yesterday, you can read all about it on our website! Fantastic site with prehistoric monuments and over 150 Anglo-Saxon graves.
"14.04.2016 14:26:10" Timeline Photos Heading back to London! We had so much fun in Wiltshire, but can't tell you about the archaeology till tomorrow. Bumped into an old friend too!
"14.04.2016 09:00:20" Timeline Photos Nice day for a site visit!
"13.04.2016 11:00:58" Just noticed that we've passed 16,000 likes on our Facebook page! Welcome aboard, all, it's good to have you with us.
"13.04.2016 10:00:23" heritagecalling.com Ballooning in Bowler Hats: Early Images From Victorian Skies We have recently acquired the earliest surviving aerial images of England, discovered last year at a car boot sale. They were taken between 1882... This Historic England blog post on Victorian aerial photography is pretty fab - 'ballooning in bowler hats'!: https://heritagecalling.com/2016/04/13/ballooning-in-bowler-hats-early-images-from-victorian-skies/
"11.04.2016 12:00:45" cambridge-news.co.uk A Cambridge museum is talking about sex - with an ancient Roman Penis Pot It's the one thing no self-respecting Roman soldier should be without - after a busy day subduing the native Brits, what better to return home to... The Roman penis pot is back! We reported on this back in 2012 (CA 269), fabulously bizarre object. http://ow.ly/10wd1d
"11.04.2016 10:00:22" www.theguardian.com Roman soldiers will ride to glory once more at Hadrian's Wall Spectacular cavalry battles are to be restaged as part of an ambitious six-month exhibition World's largest-ever re-enactment of Roman cavalry battles to take place along Hadrian's Wall next year: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/09/hadrians-wall-roman-cavalry?
"08.04.2016 15:00:35" twitter.com Durotriges Project on Twitter: "Slightly disturbing sign in a... Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you care about, and get updates as they happen. Sign upLog in. You won't see these kinds of Tweets... Friday fun: https://twitter.com/Durotrigesdig/status/718436701320974337/photo/1
"08.04.2016 12:00:33" www.bajr.org Field Archaeologists with Cambridge Archaeological Unit | BAJR... Field Archaeologists is only one of a host of jobs online at the British Archaeological Jobs Resource BAJR Field archaeologists required by Cambridge Archaeological Unit: http://www.bajr.org/Employment/UKEmploymentDetails.asp?ID=10255#.VwQBYjPsqtg.twitter
"08.04.2016 10:00:35" gallowaygazette.co.uk Plans submitted for iron age roundhouse The planning department of Dumfries and Galloway Council will have a unique planning application to consider this week after The Whithorn Trust... An unusual planning application submitted to Dumfries & Galloway Council - to build an Iron Age roundhouse in Whithorn! http://ow.ly/10qVxG
"07.04.2016 16:08:18" Timeline Photos What a storm! So much hail falling over the office that it looks like it's snowing...
"07.04.2016 12:34:12" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 314 – now on sale! CA 314 is out today! Mesolithic migration, Roman roads, pioneering Welsh archaeology, our annual Digs Guide, and much more: http://ow.ly/10oAmz
"07.04.2016 09:29:58" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"06.04.2016 12:05:58" theartnewspaper.com 'Rathkeale Rovers' gang jailed over £57m UK museums thefts Much of the haul, which includes Chinese antiques and rhino horn, has probably ended up in China, making recovery unlikely 14 men jailed for thefts and attempted thefts from UK museums: http://ow.ly/10lNxZ
"05.04.2016 09:57:39" eventbrite.co.uk OPERATION NIGHTINGALE Symposium Operation Nightingale Symposium A Unique Approach to Archaeology and Well-Being MARNE AND BEYOND: ACHIEVEMENT AND LEGACY A One-day Symposium at the Business School York St John University Saturday 16 April 2016 This symposium will explore the If you've enjoyed reading about Operation Nightingale in CA, you might like to know that they're holding a symposium on 16 April 2016 at York St John University.
This one day symposium will explore the potential of Operation Nightingale through the
"05.04.2016 08:47:18" bbc.co.uk The Vikings Uncovered Dan Snow uncovers the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. Did anyone watch the Vikings documentary on BBC1 last night? What did you think? http://ow.ly/10iEyQ
"04.04.2016 12:00:33" www.bbc.co.uk Reading Abbey radar investigations first probe 'in 150 years' - BBC News Ground penetrating radar is to be used to uncover the secrets of a 900-year-old abbey, where King Henry I was buried. The search for another lost king! (and lots of other interesting things...) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-35953776
"01.04.2016 11:23:08" independent.co.uk Asterix's home village is uncovered in France: Archaeological dig ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered what they think is the 3,000-year-old home of the French cartoon hero Asterix. It's after noon, but we couldn't resist sharing another excellent Archaeo-AprilFool! http://ow.ly/10aBwT
"01.04.2016 10:19:16" britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk Fool’s Paradise - Medieval manuscripts blog It’s that time of the year when lambs frolic in the fields, British summertime begins, and people play practical jokes on their friends. Of course,... Fun British Library blogpost about the origins of the April Fool: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2016/03/fools-paradise.html#
"30.03.2016 16:29:55" retfordtimes.co.uk Medieval whip used by monks to flog out the Black Death unearthed at... A medieval whip used by monks to chastise themselves has been found at Rufford Abbey.
The whip – or cat o' nails tails and scourges as they... Medieval whip 'used by monks to scourge themselves' found at Rufford Abbey: http://ow.ly/105Lfa
"30.03.2016 15:12:23" www.historicengland.org.uk Collaborative Research Opportunities | Historic England See the opportunities for collaborative postgraduate research between Historic England and Higher Education Institutes. Historic England is currently seeking candidates for three collaborative PhD studentships, starting October 2016: https://www.historicengland.org.uk/research/support-and-collaboration/researchopportunities/
"29.03.2016 15:10:53" www.centralfifetimes.com Castle site could be a first LOCHORE Castle could be the first proven early medieval crannog in Fife. Interesting medieval finds from Lochore Castle, Fife: http://www.centralfifetimes.com/news/14388692.Castle_site_could_be_a_first/?
"29.03.2016 15:05:04" Paul Blinkhorn - Anglo-Saxon & Medieval Pottery Specialist
"24.03.2016 17:30:15" www.theguardian.com Pottery fragment offers evidence of Christian settlement in Roman London Shard inscribed with chi rho symbol found near Thames in Brentford will go on display for first time at Museum of London Rare Roman find on display at the Museum of London over Easter weekend: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/mar/24/pottery-fragment-christian-settlement-roman-london?
"24.03.2016 17:03:30" Just in time for the Easter weekend, CA 314 is off to the printers! Should be with subscribers in the first week of April.
"24.03.2016 13:00:49" telegraph.co.uk 'Fenwick Treasure': Hoard of Roman jewellery buried to save it from... Stash of 'bling' described as one of finest collections of Roman jewellery put on view for public after being found under Essex department store The stunning Fenwick Treasure (a hoard of Roman jewellery dating from the time of the Boudiccan rebellion, found by Colchester Archaeological Trust - see CA 308 for more!) has gone on public display at Colchester Castle: http://ow.ly/ZSTrB
"24.03.2016 12:00:35" westerndailypress.co.uk PICTURED: The mysterious objects found in Stonehenge woman's grave Mysterious jewellery and belongings of a woman so important she was buried at a prime spot overlooking Stonehenge are going on display at the... New displays at the Stonehenge visitor centre: jewellery from the grave of a woman buried in a barrow at Normanton Down, excavated in the 19th century. http://ow.ly/ZSXSk
"24.03.2016 10:00:21" stratford-herald.com Documentary findings cast new doubt on Bard’s grave - Stratford Herald Does a recent geophysical survey suggest skullduggery at Shakespeare's grave? http://ow.ly/ZSSPj
"23.03.2016 16:19:38" staffordshirehoard.org.uk Three very special pommels | Staffordshire Hoard Three very special pommels. March 22, 2016. When the hoard was first discovered, it was its gold objects that hit the headlines. The silver items... All that glisters isn't gold! Fascinating insights into the Staffordshire Hoard, with a look at three of its lesser-known silver sword pommels. http://ow.ly/ZR5xS
"22.03.2016 16:00:35" archaeology.co.uk A model monarch: Richard III’s grave recreated in 3D University of Leicester archaeologists have created a 3D model of the grave of Richard III. http://ow.ly/ZOeL4
"22.03.2016 15:46:57" archaeology.co.uk Return of the King: Richard III’s remains are taken to Leicester cathedral An eyewitness account of the procession that bore Richard III’s remains to his final resting place. Can you believe it's been a year since Richard III's remains were taken in procession to Leicester Cathedral, ahead of his reburial? Read our eyewitness account of the day here.
"22.03.2016 13:10:16" theguardian.com Not pretty, not vacant: Sex Pistols' London home given listed status |... 'No future?' Not for this graffiti by the Sex Pistols - the London building housing it has just been given Grade II* listed status. We included the anarchist artwork in our coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in CA 268! http://ow.ly/ZNGYq
"21.03.2016 16:00:24" irisharchaeology.ie New Discovery Pushes Back Date Of Human Existence In Ireland By 2,500... A remarkable archaeological discovery in a Co. Clare cave has pushed back the date of human existence in Ireland by 2,500 years. A bear bones story with exciting implications for Irish prehistory: http://ow.ly/ZLdXz
"18.03.2016 16:19:39" www.theguardian.com 'Hugely important' iron age remains found at Yorkshire site More than 100 skeletons, along with personal possessions, have been uncovered at the site in Pocklington, east Yorkshire Fantastic Iron Age finds from Pocklington, E Yorks: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/17/hugely-important-iron-age-remains-found-yorkshire-site Watch out for our News piece in CA 314!
"17.03.2016 16:06:42" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Happy St Patrick's Day! Here are a couple of our recent Irish and Northern Irish covers - including this year's Rescue Dig of the Year - do you have a favourite monument or archaeological site from this part of the world?
"14.03.2016 16:01:44" youtube.com The finest Neolithic arrowhead in Britain See archaeologists from the University of Reading piecing together a Neolithic flint arrowhead for the first time in 4,500 years – revealing the... What a fab find! University of Reading video shows archaeologists piecing together 'Britain's finest Neolithic arrowhead': http://ow.ly/ZrltO
"10.03.2016 16:49:00" standard.co.uk Great Fire exhibition reheats Pudding Lane Pudding Lane — where the Great Fire of London began in 1666 — will be recreated in a new exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of the disaster.... Exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London announced by the Museum of London: http://ow.ly/Zj3Lo
"08.03.2016 16:13:32" Timeline Photos For International Women's Day, here's an interview with Beatrice de Cardi from CA 297. Who are your archaeo-heroines?
"08.03.2016 13:00:30" blog.english-heritage.org.uk Why were women written out of history? An interview with Bettany Hughes... As part of our Women in History series, we spoke to award-winning historian, author and broadcaster Dr Bettany Hughes about why women were written... Women have always been 50% of the population, but only occupy c.0.5% of recorded history. Bettany Hughes explores why in this blog post for English Heritage: http://ow.ly/ZcJ1o
"07.03.2016 16:02:45" blog.sharp.org.uk Donation for isotope analysis | Sharp Blog SHARP’s Ray Baldry featured in last weekend’s Current Archaeology Live! event at the British Museum. Ray’s presentation was all about the evidence for trauma on the Boneyard skeletons. Julian Richards asked Ray if we’d done isotope analysis to check Some lovely news from the SHARP team at Sedgeford - big thanks to everyone at the conference who donated!
"07.03.2016 15:01:00" gloucestershireecho.co.uk Cirencester Corinium Museum granted £96,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund THE Corinium Museum in Cirencester has been granted £96,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund that will help pay for an exciting new exhibition, Stone... Happy news from the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, and an upcoming exhibition: http://ow.ly/Z9KkB
"07.03.2016 13:02:00" culture24.org.uk Archaeologists reconstruct ancient Bronze Age trackway using socket axes... Heritage Eastbourne is re-building part of the UK’s largest Bronze Age trackway for its forthcoming exhibition, Making Tracks: Eastbourne’s Bronze... Experimental archaeology from Eastbourne: http://ow.ly/Z9K8t
"04.03.2016 16:23:56" museumwales.ac.uk Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology Step into the world of famous explorers and travel on an adventure uncovering treasures f... How good an archaeologist was Indiana Jones? National Museum Cardiff exhib on archaeologists historical & fictional http://ow.ly/Z4KHG
"03.03.2016 16:01:09" Today is World Book Day! What's your favourite archaeological read?
"03.03.2016 13:00:59" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 313 – now on sale! CA 313 is now on sale! Little Carlton's Anglo-Saxon island; an intriguing Iron Age settlement called 'Duropolis'; Roman fresco; Stonehenge burials; the latest from Must Farm, and much more... http://ow.ly/Z15op
"02.03.2016 16:45:27" www.bbc.co.uk Bede's World attraction in Jarrow saved from closure - BBC News A tourist attraction about the Venerable Bede that closed due to a cash crisis is saved. Hooray! Bede's World lives to fight another day: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-35707970
"02.03.2016 13:01:10" theguardian.com Remains of Anglo-Saxon island discovered in Lincolnshire village |... Fabulous Anglo-Saxon site found at Little Carlton, Lincolnshire - full story in the latest issue of CA (#313)! http://ow.ly/YYefw
"02.03.2016 10:59:18" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"01.03.2016 16:01:04" theartnewspaper.com Criminal gang convicted of stealing antiquities and rhino horn from UK... The international burglary ring targeted objects for a growing Chinese black market 14 convicted for their involvement in a criminal gang that targeted museums including the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the Oriental Museum in Durham.
"01.03.2016 11:01:27" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Happy St David's Day, everyone! Here are a few of our recent Welsh features... what's your favourite Welsh archaeological site?
"28.02.2016 17:06:26" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Huge thanks to Jane Sidell for leading our post-conference Sunday bonus activity, exploring parts of London's Roman fort and walls. What an interesting morning!
"27.02.2016 16:19:12" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Big thanks to Zena Kamash for telling us about the future of archaeology and 3D printing - and introducing us to 'Bernard', a replica of the Cirencester cockerel (of CA 281 fame!).
"27.02.2016 15:43:54" coriniummuseum.org Corinium Poetry Three poems written by Dan Simpson for our Food For Thought exhibition. The exhibition explores food in Roman Britain and the wider Roman world and is a partnership between the British Museum, Roma… Conference is still going! We're listening to this poem inspired by the Cirencester cockerel: http://coriniummuseum.org/corinium-poetry/
"27.02.2016 12:00:09" At CA Live! 2016, we're currently hearing about Roman military equipment - with a little help from the Roman Army!
"27.02.2016 09:20:47" We're back at the University of London's Senate House, hosted by the Institute of Classical Studies, for day 2 of CA Live!
Today's sessions are on the Osteology of Trauma, Warfare in Roman Britain, Experimental Archaeology, and Hadrian's Wall. We'll be
"26.02.2016 18:34:47" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post The results are in! The winners of the 2016 Current Archaeology Awards, as voted for by you, are as follows:
Archaeologist of the Year (sponsored by Oxford University Press): Roberta Gilchrist
Research Project of the Year (sponsored by Oxbow Books):
"26.02.2016 17:36:10" Today's talks have finished, so it's time for our awards reception. Things will kick off at 5.45 - watch this space to find out who has won a coveted CA Award for 2016!
"26.02.2016 17:26:05" intarch.ac.uk Internet Archaeol. 40. Milner et al. A Unique Engraved Shale Pendant from the Site of Star Carr:... 1. Department of Archaeology, The King's Manor, University of York, YO1 7EP, UK 2. Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK 3. Archaeology (SALC), University of Manchester, Mansfield Cooper Building, Oxford Road, Fabulous find reported from Star Carr: a decorated shale pendant that is Britain's earliest known Mesolithic art.
"26.02.2016 09:23:18" Timeline Photos Hall's filling up! It's almost time to start our conference. Follow #CALive16 on Twitter for highlights from the talks, and the results of the annual CA Awards.
"26.02.2016 09:08:27" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post We're here! Setting up for CALive! at Senate House, and people are starting to arrive. Exciting stuff!
"26.02.2016 07:43:05" It's conference day! Keep an eye on #CALive16 on Twitter throughout today and tomorrow, we'll be live tweeting all the talks and the awards reception.
"25.02.2016 17:57:34" Timeline Photos Less than 24 hours left till we start the CA Awards reception! Who will win a trophy for 2016? Knitted Viking not included... #CALive16
"25.02.2016 16:01:13" CA Live starts tomorrow! Hope to see lots of you at Senate House. If you can't make it, we'll be livetweeting using the hashtag #CALive16
"25.02.2016 13:02:27" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Very interesting meeting this morning with English Heritage, hearing about plans for the coming year, and the 150th anniversary of the Blue Plaques Scheme. Here's an early bronze plaque from when the LCC ran the scheme, and a more familiar modern
"23.02.2016 11:00:44" new.archaeologyuk.org Council for British Archaeology | Good news for heritage services in... Proposals to cut a variety of services by Norfolk County Council, which included the Historic Environment Record, the finds recording scheme and... Good news for heritage services in Norfolk? http://new.archaeologyuk.org/news/good-news-for-heritage-services-in-norfolk
"22.02.2016 11:01:33" Timeline Photos We're back in the office after a wonderful weekend at the Jorvik Viking Festival, and Knit is proudly wearing his 'Campaign Canute' band. Find out more about this fundraising project to restore and reimagine the floodstruck Jorvik Viking Centre here:
"20.02.2016 14:25:21" Timeline Photos Let battle commence!
"20.02.2016 14:25:21" Timeline Photos Let battle commence!
"20.02.2016 13:20:49" Timeline Photos Waiting for the parade to start at Jorvik Viking Festival.
"20.02.2016 10:04:40" Timeline Photos Day 2 in York, and Knit's come to the Jorvik Viking Festival's Strongest Viking competition. Think he might be too small to enter, though...
"19.02.2016 16:55:12" Timeline Photos If there's one thing Knit likes, it's an adventure story! Waiting to hear Beowulf performed by candlelight.
"19.02.2016 16:34:44" Timeline Photos Beautiful abbey ruins in the Yorkshire Museum gardens!
"19.02.2016 15:09:23" Timeline Photos Jorvik Viking Festival.
"19.02.2016 13:00:40" Timeline Photos The littlest Viking visits York's shortest street! #JorvikVikingFest
"19.02.2016 12:30:15" Timeline Photos The Vikings are invading York again! #JORVIKVikingFest
"19.02.2016 12:00:30" Timeline Photos Walking on York's city walls. #JorvikVikingFest
"19.02.2016 11:22:36" Timeline Photos Masonry from Richard III's chapel at Towton, recently rediscovered (CA 285) - at the Richard III experience in York.
"19.02.2016 10:50:03" Timeline Photos Exploring the York Shambles!
"19.02.2016 10:25:09" Timeline Photos Vikings - not just raiders, but also traders! First morning at Jorvik Viking Festival, and Knit is off to the market to spend his Danegeld...
"19.02.2016 10:02:00" One more week till Current Archaeology Live! 2016 opens! This time next week we'll be well into the prehistory session. Hope to see lots of you there.
"19.02.2016 07:01:21" Timeline Photos Fantastic finds are still coming out of the Bronze Age village at Must Farm (CA 312) - Cambridge Archaeological Unit has just announced the discovery of the earliest, most complete, and largest Bronze Age wooden wheel yet found in Britain.
"18.02.2016 13:00:21" CA 313 is signed off and ready to go! Should be with subscribers/on sale in the first week of March. Now off we go to York for the Jorvik Viking Festival!
"18.02.2016 10:02:13" Timeline Photos Knit is packed & ready to go! As soon as CA 313 is signed off, we're off to York for the Jorvik Viking Festival!
"17.02.2016 13:00:45" Timeline Photos Our little Viking, Knit, is very excited about travelling up to York tomorrow for the Jorvik Viking Festival! Watch out for photos of his adventures Friday-Sunday.
"17.02.2016 11:00:21" Timeline Photos We're still working to get our website up and running, but you can see the latest timetable for CA Live! 2016 here. Any questions about conference tickets, subscriptions, renewals, etc, you can reach our team on email@example.com and 020 8819
"16.02.2016 16:00:38" You might have noticed that our website's down. This is because our web hosting company have been having some problems – they are working to fix these as soon as possible, and we hope to have everything up and running again soon!
In the meantime, you can
"16.02.2016 10:01:29" digventures.com 12 Types of Pottery Every Medievalist Should Recognise From so-called 'sparkly-ware' to the early-modern equivalent of 'ironic' hipster crockery, would you expect to find these on a medieval dig in... Spot that pot! Via the Digventurers, it's Paul Blinkhorn's handy guide to identifying Medieval pottery. http://digventures.com/2016/02/how-to-tell-what-type-of-pot-youve-got-the-medieval-dig-edition/
"15.02.2016 16:01:21" www.pressandjournal.co.uk 100 skeletons found in another mass grave under Aberdeen city centre -... Nearly 100 skeletons have been found in a “medieval cemetery” below one of the Granite City’s most iconic buildings. While painstakingly carrying... More skeletons found on the site of Aberdeen's Blackfriars (Dominican) friary - see CA 307 for more on the site! https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/833229/almost-100-skeletons-discovered-under-iconic-aberdeen-art-gallery/?
"15.02.2016 13:00:44" www.bbc.co.uk Effort to unlock secrets of 3,700-year-old woman 'Ava' - BBC News An archaeologist hopes to gain new insights into the life of a young woman who died more than 3,700 years ago. Introducing Ava: new project launches to find out more about a young woman who died in Caithness over 3,700 years ago, and whose beaker burial was excavated in 1987. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-35558638
"15.02.2016 12:00:29" www.bbc.co.uk Cheshire Roman treasure hoards on display for first time - BBC News Two recently-discovered hoards of Roman and Iron Age treasure are put on display for the first time in a Liverpool exhibition. Fab Roman/Iron Age finds from 2 Cheshire hoards are now on display at Liverpool Museum. Until 19 June! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-35560821
"14.02.2016 16:02:34" A Valentine's Day joke for you: why is it best to fall in love with an archaeologist? Because the older you get, the more interested they'll be in you!
"14.02.2016 13:02:04" digventures.com 4 Things You Lose When You Break Up With An Archaeologist The definitive guide to dating an archaeologist. Chuckling over DigVentures' piece about the pros and cons of dating an archaeologist: http://digventures.com/2016/02/4-things-you-lose-when-you-break-up-with-an-archaeologist-and-4-things-you-gain/ #ValentinesDay
"14.02.2016 10:01:37" Share the ArchaeoLove this Valentine's Day... what do you love most about archaeology?
"12.02.2016 13:00:32" Two weeks today till Current Archaeology Live! 2016. Conference packs are being prepared and we're getting excited! #CALive16
"11.02.2016 16:49:47" yorkpress.co.uk Major fundraising campaign launched for flood-hit attraction THE JORVIK Viking Centre is launching a massive fundraising campaign and will take exhibitions on tour around the city while the flood-hit… JORVIK Viking Centre has launched a major fundraising campaign and announced three major exhibitions while the flood-hit attraction is being restored: http://ow.ly/YdyfX
"10.02.2016 16:38:15" eadt.co.uk Extraordinary Roman arcade found in Colchester is ‘greatest find of its... Experts have come across the ruins of a 120-metre-long arcade, which provided a frontage to the Temple of Claudius, in Colchester. The remains of Britain's 'largest Roman arcade', excavated by Colchester Archaeological Trust, are to go on public display this summer. Open day this Saturday! http://ow.ly/YaEIJ
"08.02.2016 16:01:22" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards Below are the nominees for the 8th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Tick tock, tick tock! Voting for the CA Awards will close in 1 hour - if you've not yet voted, follow this link! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"08.02.2016 12:00:22" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards Below are the nominees for the 8th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Last chance to have your say in the CA Awards - voting closes at 5pm TODAY, don't miss out! Cast your vote here: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"05.02.2016 13:00:47" Don't forget, voting for the Current Archaeology Awards closes on Monday! Don't miss your chance to have your say on the star people, projects, and publications of 2016. www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"04.02.2016 16:03:12" fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk The Fitzwilliam Museum : Plan Your Visit Bicentenary. The Fitzwilliam Museum celebrates its 200th birthday in 2016. Keep checking this page for our latest Object of the Month films. See... Happy 200th birthday to Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum, which was founded by a bequest from Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion, who died on 4 February 1816. http://ow.ly/XTv05
"04.02.2016 14:00:46" www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk Ancient tombstone unveiled to public in Cirencester today A tombstone from the 2nd century discovered only last year will go on public display in Cirencester today.
Experts say the Roman tombstone to... The fab Roman tombstone dedicated to 'Bodicacia', found in Cirencester (CA 302) is now on public display at the Corinium Museum: http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Ancient-tombstone-unveiled-public-Cirencester/story-28670712-detail/story.html?
"04.02.2016 13:00:49" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 312 – out now! It is the immediacy of Must Farm’s archaeology that is so startling. Walking around the site it is easy to believe that the embers have barely... CA 312 is now on sale! All the latest on Must Farm's amazing Bronze Age settlement, plus the Roman north, St Kilda, a Battle of Britain Spitfire, and some enigmatic Romano-British funerary rites... plus all your favourite regulars, and the latest on
"04.02.2016 10:15:55" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"04.02.2016 10:01:42" www.archaeology.co.uk CA 277: Richard III On Monday 4 February the results of tests on a skeleton found beneath a Leicester carpark were announced to a global media audience. Lead... Can't believe it's three years today since the press conference that announced Richard III's remains had been identified 'beyond reasonable doubt'. We're leafing through a copy of CA 277 and wondering where the time has gone! http://www.archaeology.c
"03.02.2016 16:00:56" Timeline Photos Gorgeous new London find by MOLA: one of the earliest known surviving Roman frescos from Britain. http://www.mola.org.uk/blog/discovery-ornate-roman-fresco-revealed
"02.02.2016 16:12:46" Timeline Photos A new exhibition on the 'Archaeology of Childhood' has opened at Cambridge's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Loving the little footprint! http://ow.ly/XQXPD
"01.02.2016 16:08:26" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! Tickets Now On Sale Current Archaeology Live! 2016 will be held on 26-27 February 2016, at Senate House, London. Returning to the University of London’s Senate House,... Hard to believe that Current Archaeology Live! 2016 is this month! We're all very excited. Follow the link to see the latest details of the timetable, and to book your ticket. Don't forget, you've only got one week to vote in the CA Awards! http://ww
"01.02.2016 12:57:32" blog.britishmuseum.org How do you put on a torc? Julia Farley, Curator, European Iron Age collection, British Museum As curator of the Celts exhibition, I get to spend a lot of time showing people... Talking torcs with the British Museum - how would you actually put one on? http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2016/01/29/how-do-you-put-on-a-torc/
"29.01.2016 16:04:56" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards Below are the nominees for the 8th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Not too late to vote for your top people, publications & projects in the CA Awards! Have your say here: http://ow.ly/XGvNs #CALive16
"27.01.2016 16:00:41" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! Tickets Now On Sale Current Archaeology Live! 2016 will be held on 26-27 February 2016, at Senate House, London. Returning to the University of London’s Senate House,... Have you bought your ticket for CA Live 2016 yet? Feast your eyes on our updated timetable: we've got Must Farm's Bronze Age settlement; latest news from the units; Barry Cunliffe on the birth of Eurasia; Viking skeletons; Hadrian's Wall; Boudicca; t
"26.01.2016 16:01:10" scienceblogs.com An Heraldic Snail I visited Grödinge church south of Stockholm for the first time Thursday. The occasion was my great aunt Märta’s funeral, an event which, though of... One for the heraldry fans... loving this snail, shared by #Aardvarchaeology http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2016/01/22/an-heraldic-snail/
"26.01.2016 15:01:08" www.clydeandavonvalley.org Kirkyard tales: the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker | CAVLP Getting Out and About. We want you to get outdoors and enjoy our valleys by providing opportunities for you to explore, through path improvements,... Free archaeology project in Stonehouse, early March: http://www.clydeandavonvalley.org/news/kirkyard-tales-butcher-baker-candlestick-maker
"26.01.2016 13:00:49" bbc.co.uk Lasers used to make Staffordshire Hoard replicas - BBC News Laser technology is being used to help create replicas of items from the Staffordshire Hoard. Video: how lasers are being used to make replicas of pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard. http://ow.ly/XxlPz
"26.01.2016 12:00:22" Latest issue of CA is back from the printers - looking good, if we do say so ourselves! Out in early Feb - watch this space!
"26.01.2016 11:00:23" incurablearchaeologist.wordpress.com In Memoriam: SK(698) I've never really enjoyed digging up the dead. But sometimes, we have to. It often comes down to a stark choice: we dig them up with a modicum of... Just stumbled across Rob Hedge's archaeology blog. Very poignant and thoughtful article about excavating human remains: https://incurablearchaeologist.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/in-memoriam-sk698/
"25.01.2016 16:05:09" www.world-archaeology.com CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2016 Win a trip to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Classical Campania courtesy of Andante Travels, the UK’s leading specialist tour operators, sponsors of the... Don't forget to enter Current World Archaeology's photo competition - you could win a trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum, courtesy of Andante Travels. More info: http://www.world-archaeology.com/slider/cwa-photo-of-the-year-competition-2016.htm
"21.01.2016 17:28:05" Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's CA 312 zooming off to the printers! Should be on sale/hitting subscribers' doormats first week of Feb.
"15.01.2016 16:01:33" twitter.com Wessex Archaeology on Twitter: "...And in case you missed it, you can... And in case you missed it, you can see the flint working drawing being done here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFgnXYaK7Y4&feature=youtu.be …... Some fab timelapse videos of archaelogical drawing by Wessex Archaeology: https://twitter.com/wessexarch/status/687986069661429760 https://twitter.com/wessexarch/status/687970905125974017
"13.01.2016 16:30:17" Exciting news for achaeo-fans aged between 8 and 16: a new Young Archaeologists' Club launches in Nottingham on the 23rd! More info: facebook.com/NottinghamYAC/ and @YACNottingham
"13.01.2016 16:01:12" www.culture24.org.uk Viking man lost weighty gold ring in Essex 1,000 years ago, say... Curator Carolyn Wingfield tells the story of the Viking ring which is about to go on show at Saffron Walden Museum after being declared treasure... Viking ring now on display at Saffron Walden Museum. Looking at its size, its owner must have been a big man! http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art544047-viking-gold-ring-saffron-walden-museum http://saffronwaldenmuseum.swm
"13.01.2016 13:00:40" www.independent.co.uk 5 missing kings and queens – and where we might find them As 2016 begins, the recent public interest in hunting for royal burials shows no sign of abating. Food for thought for anyone whose new year's resolution was to track down another missing monarch... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/five-missing-kings-and-queens-and-where-we-might-find-them-a6798966.html
"13.01.2016 12:00:31" www.groupleisure.com Valhalla – Life And Death In Viking Britain To Open In February A new Valhalla exhibition - Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain – will open on 8th February at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. New exhibition on life and death in Viking Britain opens in Shrewsbury on 8 Feb. http://www.groupleisure.com/News/Valhalla---Life-and-Death-in-Viking-Britain-to-open-in-February
"12.01.2016 16:01:18" www.sunderlandecho.com Exhibition will celebrate life of ‘the extraordinary Gertrude Bell’ The life of the remarkable Wearside woman who helped to shape the modern world will be celebrated in a new museum exhibition this month. Upcoming exhibition on the inspiring Gertrude Bell announced. What a trowelblazer! http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/exhibition-will-celebrate-life-of-the-extraordinary-gertrude-bell-1-7661573?
"12.01.2016 13:00:48" www.apollo-magazine.com York Floods: an update from the Jorvik Viking Centre - Apollo Magazine The Jorvik Viking Centre in York could close for up to a year following this winter's floods. We caught up with Sarah Maltby to see what is being... Update from the Jorvik Viking Centre on the recent flooding in York. But the annual Viking Festival is still planned to go ahead in Feb! http://www.apollo-magazine.com/york-floods-an-update-from-the-jorvik-viking-centre/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss
"12.01.2016 10:04:30" www.bbc.co.uk Bronze Age houses uncovered in Cambridgeshire 'best ever' - BBC News Archaeologists working in Cambridgeshire uncover what they believe to be the Breathtaking Bronze Age finds from Must Farm, near Peterborough. Our editor, Matt, was on site yesterday - watch out for our feature with the full story in the upcoming issue! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35280290
"11.01.2016 16:00:57" www.world-archaeology.com CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2016 Photo of the Year 2016 Calling all photographers! Win a trip to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Classical Campania courtesy of Andante Travels, the UK’s... Calling all photographers! Enter our international sister magazine Current World Archaeology's annual photo competition, and you could win a trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum, courtesy of Andante Travels! Closes early Feb, full details online. http://w
"08.01.2016 13:00:30" www.aocarchaeology.com ArcLab:York AOC Archaeology Group, working with the kind permission of York Conservation Trust, is set to give a new lease of life to York's iconic Robson &... Free archaeological activities, run by AOC Archaeology, in central York from 9-16 Jan. For more on ArcLab:York visit http://www.aocarchaeology.com/arclab/
"07.01.2016 10:01:39" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 311 – out now! CA 311 is now on sale! Secrets of the Stonehenge bluestones, (Romano-)Brits abroad, latest info on our upcoming conference, and much more! http://ow.ly/WI9S2
"06.01.2016 16:37:38" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"06.01.2016 12:08:06" accesscambridgearchaeology.wordpress.com The future of Norfolk's Archaeological Services Norfolk County Council are potentially looking at restructure in order to save costs. Under the current proposal this would mean the loss of the... Consultation on the future of Norfolk's Archaeological Services in the face of council cuts: https://accesscambridgearchaeology.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/the-future-of-norfolks-archaeological-services/
"05.01.2016 13:16:45" digventures.com 10 Christmas Cracker Jokes No Serious Archaeologist Will Ever Laugh At... Serious archaeologists will not laugh at these but immature ones will. These 10 archaeology jokes will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Christmas might be over, but we're still chuckling over Digventures' Archaeological cracker jokes. Do you have any favourites to add? http://digventures.com/2014/12/10-christmas-cracker-jokes-no-serious-archaeologist-will-ever-laugh-at-but-silly-ones
"01.01.2016 16:02:59" If you make one New Year's resolution, make it to vote in the CA Awards! Voting closes next month - don't miss your chance to have your say. www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"01.01.2016 13:02:31" Happy New Year to you all! All the best for 2016 - what was your top archaeological moment for 2015?
"25.12.2015 13:02:35" Timeline Photos Happy Christmas, one and all! Hope you have a lovely day. This stunning Snowhenge snap is by Fred Rockwood.
"21.12.2015 10:01:53" Don't forget to vote in the CA Awards! Find out more about the nominees and have your say here: www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"18.12.2015 16:02:42" wb.britishmuseum.org The Waddesdon Bequest The Waddesdon Bequest is a superb collection of nearly 300 objects, left to the Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. It consists of... You can now explore the stunning Waddesdon Bequest online, on the British Museum website: http://wb.britishmuseum.org/ Some seriously beautiful objects!
"17.12.2015 17:21:13" We've just signed off CA 311! Should be with you in early Jan. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break, and a very happy new year!
"15.12.2015 16:04:49" We've still got space in this month's social media column for another 3 or 4 archaeological News Year's resolutions. What would yours be?
"14.12.2015 10:02:12" www.archaeology.co.uk Missing any copies of CA? If you’ve got gaps in your collection of Current Archaeology, or your local history or archaeology society might like to update their library, some... Gaps in your CA collection? Your fellow readers may be able to help - check out our updated listings: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/missing-any-copies-of-ca.htm
"09.12.2015 16:04:35" Timeline Photos Beautiful light on the river near the office this afternoon!
"09.12.2015 11:01:59" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards Below are the nominees for the 8th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Votes are flooding in for the Current Archaeology Awards! Great to see so much interest. Find out more and have your say at: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"08.12.2015 16:01:42" www.archaeology.co.uk Missing any copies of CA? If you’ve got gaps in your collection of Current Archaeology, or your local history or archaeology society might like to update their library, some... Missing any copies of CA? Check out our updated listings to see if your fellow readers might be able to help. http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/missing-any-copies-of-ca.htm
"08.12.2015 13:00:54" digventures.com Archaeology Conference Buzzword Bingo We'll be damned if you don't get a full card. Loving the Digventurers' Archaeology Conference bingo! We should play this at CALive 2016. Any buzzwords that you would add? http://digventures.com/2015/12/archaeology-conference-buzzword-bingo/
"08.12.2015 11:30:20" We're still collecting archaeological resolutions for the New Year - what would yours be?
"08.12.2015 10:01:32" metro.co.uk Doctor Who Christmas special 2015: Sonic Screwdriver and Sonic Trowel |... A sonic trowel, you say? Dr Who gets archaeological! http://ow.ly/VA7nz
"07.12.2015 16:31:32" Timeline Photos A bit of fun from the archives: this was in CA 16 (September 1969)! Maybe we should revisit 'instant archaeology' - it would certainly make feature-writing quicker!
"07.12.2015 13:00:49" theguardian.com Stonehenge may have been first erected in Wales, evidence suggests | UK... Second-hand Stonehenge? We'll bring you the full story on this fascinating project in CA 311 - watch this space! http://ow.ly/VyYW8
"07.12.2015 11:16:59" www.culture24.org.uk Traces of 1st or 2nd century Roman building found by archaeologists in... A pair of beam slots from a Roman building have been found by archaeologists at a Chester car park during early work on a multi-million pound bus... More carpark-aeology! http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art542327-chester-bus-interchange-archaeology-roman-timber
"03.12.2015 13:01:35" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! Current Archaeology Live! 2016 will be held on 26-27 February 2016, at Senate House, London. Join us to hear from the foremost archaeological... Current Archaeology Live! 2016 is on its way! Latest details of the timetable and confirmed speakers are now online: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/live/current-archaeology-live-2016.htm
"03.12.2015 10:30:23" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards Below are the nominees for the 8th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Voting for the 8th annual Current Archaeology Awards is now open - spread the word, and come and have your say! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"02.12.2015 16:03:52" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Christmas has arrived in the CA office!
"01.12.2015 13:03:37" It's December, so our #ArchaeMo game is over! But here's a new one: what would your archaeological New Year's resolution be?
"30.11.2015 13:48:39" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"29.11.2015 13:02:42" Timeline Photos It's the penultimate day of #Movember! Hope you've enjoyed our #ArchaeMo posts. For today, here's a Roman cast copper alloy bust of the god Jupiter, found in Yorkshire: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/72522
"28.11.2015 13:02:57" Timeline Photos A post-medieval #ArchaeoMo for you today: this copper alloy figurine from Yorkshire is thought to represent a blacksmith, and dates from c.1700-1900. Read more: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/179417 #Movember
"27.11.2015 13:03:49" Timeline Photos Today's late medieval #ArchaeMo combines great facial hair with a rather stylish hat. It's a cast bronze head, found in Yorkshire. Read more: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/135934 #Movember
"26.11.2015 13:04:25" Timeline Photos This cast lead Roman figurine from Shropshire is rather impressive! https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/255227 #Movember #ArchaeMo
"26.11.2015 13:04:24" Timeline Photos The PAS has lots to say about this cast lead later Roman figurine, found in Shropshire: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/255227 #Movember #ArchaeMo
"25.11.2015 13:03:57" Timeline Photos What a magnificent mo! This is a fragment of a kind of stoneware vessel thought to mock Cardinal Bellarmine (1542-1621) probably dates from 1600-1750, and was found in Kent. Read more: http://ow.ly/UkjFF #Movember #ArchaeMo
"24.11.2015 16:12:30" historicengland.org.uk ow.ly Very interesting meeting yesterday, marking 25 years of PPG16 and celebrating some of the most exciting finds from development-led archaeology. Read Historic England's new publication here: http://ow.ly/V0I75
"24.11.2015 13:30:19" www.bbc.co.uk Silchester Roman sign pieced together after 2,000 years - BBC News Two pieces of a Roman sign are reunited after being discovered more than 100 years apart. A sign of the times, from Roman Silchester! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34799148
"24.11.2015 10:05:06" www.bbc.co.uk Silchester Roman sign pieced together after 2,000 years - BBC News Two pieces of a Roman sign are reunited after being discovered more than 100 years apart. A sign of the times, from Roman Silchester!
"23.11.2015 16:03:58" Here's a bonus #ArchaeMo for Monday: it has to be the one & only Howard Carter. Who or what would you nominate? #Movember
"23.11.2015 13:03:33" Timeline Photos This delicate #ArchaeMo is part of a copper alloy key used to turn square-ended pegs. Found in Essex, it probably dates from c.1100-1500. Read more: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/73653 #Movember
"22.11.2015 13:02:36" Timeline Photos Today's #ArchaeMo is a pilgrim badge from Derbyshire, possibly depicting Christ as 'Man of Sorrows'. c.1300-1500. Read more: http://ow.ly/UkhRZ #Movember
"21.11.2015 13:02:47" Timeline Photos Here's a glitzy gilded #ArchaeMo from Anglo-Saxon Lincolnshire. It's thought to be a pendant, from the 6th-7th century. Read more: http://ow.ly/UkeMN #Movember
"20.11.2015 13:03:26" Timeline Photos If Boudica marked #Movember, she might nominate this Iceni #ArchaeMo! It's an early 1st century silver coin from Suffolk, with a distinctive human profile and stylised horse typical of her tribe. Read more: http://ow.ly/UkeAh
"19.11.2015 15:07:27" The weather outside may be frightful, but CA 310 is delightful - and we've just sent it to the printers! Should be with you early December.
"19.11.2015 13:03:41" Timeline Photos A sllightly startling #ArchaeMo for today: this escutcheon - probably a mount or pendant - depicts a bearded and helmeted man in distinctive Anglo-Saxon/Anglo-Scandinavian style. It was found in Lincolnshire - read more: http://ow.ly/UkdE7 #Movember
"18.11.2015 13:03:44" finds.org.uk Record ID: NCL-1E0A06 - IRON AGE mount A cast-copper alloy mount of late Iron Age/Roman date in the form of a numa, a stylised human head.
The head is elongated and oval, widest at... Might the ridge below the nose of this 2nd-3rd century numa (stylised human head) represent a moustache? Found in Lincolnshire, find out more: http://ow.ly/Ukdiw #ArchaeMo #Movember
"17.11.2015 13:03:47" finds.org.uk Record ID: IOW-30D901 - POST MEDIEVAL figurine An incomplete post-Medieval to Modern cast copper-alloy figurine (c. AD 1650-1850).
This figurine is a human male standing, facing forwards and is... A more modern #ArchaeMo for today: this copper alloy figurine, depicting a man dressen in late-medieval or early post-medieval armour, was found on the Isle of Wight and is thought to date from c.1650-1850. Read more: http://ow.ly/UkcbP #Movember
"16.11.2015 16:30:27" www.theguardian.com Five things you can learn from a Roman skeleton Skeletons can offer us invaluable insights into the lives of the Romans. Ahead of a Guardian Live event, Dr Jen Baird and Dr Tim Reynolds from... From The Guardian: five things you can learn from a Roman skeleton. Anyone want to add any more? http://www.theguardian.com/membership/2015/nov/13/five-things-you-can-learn-from-a-roman-skeleton
"16.11.2015 16:04:06" Timeline Photos Here's your bonus #ArchaeMo for Monday: big #Movember points have to go to the late, great Sheppard Frere. Which archaeologist or artefact would you nominate?
"15.11.2015 13:02:46" Timeline Photos Today's #ArchaeMo - an early medieval button brooch found near Windsor - combines tache with power brows! Read more: http://ow.ly/UkaUV #Movember
"14.11.2015 13:03:03" Timeline Photos This copper alloy Roman mount, probably once attached to a bronze vessel, has a fab tache - and a quiff Tintin would be proud of! http://ow.ly/Ukalo Which ArchaeMo would you nominate for Movember?
"13.11.2015 13:03:35" Timeline Photos Don't want to mock Woden's tache, it's Friday 13th and he's got a dragon with him! This 8th century sceat was found in Bedfordshire. Read more: http://ow.ly/Uk9PQ #ArchaeMo #Movember
"12.11.2015 13:03:49" Timeline Photos This post-medieval 'Green Man' strap fitting reminds us of a garden gnome! It dates from c.1450-1700 and was found in Oxfordshire http://ow.ly/Uk9wu Do you have an ArchaeMo to share for Movember?
"12.11.2015 10:00:21" www.google.com British Museum - Google Cultural Institute The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual... Anyone for a virtual wander round the British Museum? They've just put all of its permanent displays on Google Street View! https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/asset-viewer/british-museum/AwEp68JO4NECkQ
"11.11.2015 16:01:14" aberladyangles.com Aberlady Angles Exploring Aberlady's Anglo-Saxon Past New project to search for Aberlady's Anglo-Saxons to be launched by AOC Archaeology on 21 November. More info: http://aberladyangles.com/
"11.11.2015 13:04:02" Timeline Photos A regal ArchaeMo today! This fragment from a processional cross would originally have depicted a crowned and crucified Christ. From Dorset, more info from the PAS: http://ow.ly/Uk8yb
"11.11.2015 11:35:07" heritagecalling.com 10 Exceptional First World War memorials 1. Liverpool Cenotaph Architect Lionel Budden, unveiled 1930. Grade I listed Designed by local architect Lionel Budden, the altar-like Liverpool... As we remember on Armistice Day, we've been re-reading this @HistoricEngland post on war memorials. Some amazing examples - are there any particularly striking monuments near you? http://heritagecalling.com/2014/07/16/10-exceptional-first-world-war-m
"10.11.2015 16:01:59" dur.ac.uk Department of Archaeology : Latest News - Durham University Public event to discuss next steps for Scottish Soldiers archaeology project. Durham University is inviting members of the public to hear more... Durham University archaeologists are holding a public consultation on St Andrew's Day to discuss possibilities for further research, reburial and commemoration of the Battle of Dunbar skeletons (CA 308): http://ow.ly/UsLih
"10.11.2015 13:04:07" finds.org.uk Record ID: NCL-604802 - MEDIEVAL mount A cast copper-alloy anthropomorphic mount of Medieval date, c. AD 1200-1500.
The mount is cast with moulded decoration in the form of a man's face... Today's bushy ArchaeMo ('like Yosemite Sam', the PAS says!) is a 13th-16th century copper alloy mount from Lincolnshire: http://ow.ly/Uk8iS #Movember
"09.11.2015 16:03:46" Timeline Photos This Monday's bonus #ArchaeMo is CA 307's cover star, an Iron Age bucket from Welwyn: http://ow.ly/UksxV #Movember
"09.11.2015 13:03:19" Timeline Photos We're still collecting ArchaeMo pictures for Movember - today's tache features on an early medieval possible harness fitting from Cambridgeshire: http://ow.ly/Uk7L4 #Movember
"08.11.2015 16:02:25" Timeline Photos A bonus #ArchaeMo for Monday: Flinders Petrie definitely deserves #Movember points, don't you think? Who or what would you nominate for an archaeological contender?
"08.11.2015 13:02:01" Timeline Photos Here's a heroic handlebar for today's ArchaeMo! It's part of a Post-Med vessel that was used to import alcohol in c.1550-1700 and depicts a 'Wild Man'. Found near Winchester: http://ow.ly/Uk6T4 #Movember
"07.11.2015 13:02:12" Timeline Photos Just a tiny tache on today's ArchaeMo: a 14th century pilgrim's badge depicting Thomas Becket, which was found in London. Read more on the PAS database: http://ow.ly/Uk6bI Do you know an artefact or archaeologist that could beat it?
"06.11.2015 16:01:52" Timeline Photos We're still collecting archaeo- #Movember pics. This gloomy guy has a great droopy tache! He's an Anglo-Saxon silver-gilt mount from Yorkshire - read more on the POrtable Antiquities Scheme database: http://ow.ly/Uk4IU
"06.11.2015 11:34:27" Timeline Photos Now it's November, we want to see your best archaeological Movember pics! Whether artefact or archaeologist, we don't mind - let's kick things off with the great Mo himself: the one and only Mortimer Wheeler.
"05.11.2015 16:00:55" Working on CA 310, we've just realised it will have 2016 on the cover. Bringing you the archaeology of the future - how's that for current?
"05.11.2015 13:17:32" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 309 – now on sale! Visiting some of Britain’s wilder landscapes today, it can be easy to overlook the mouldering machinery of past heavy industry, and the scars incised by mineral extraction. Such abstraction must ha… Remember, remember, the 5th of November... CA 309's on sale! Here's a sneak peek at what's inside the latest issue.
"05.11.2015 10:58:45" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"03.11.2015 16:14:08" culture24.org.uk If you enjoyed reading about the wreck of The London in CA 308, here's an update on the finds...
"02.11.2015 16:03:58" Hope you all had a suitably spooky Hallowe'en! Did anyone carve an archaeologically-themed pumpkin? We saw a great Stonehenge one online...
"30.10.2015 16:14:38" digventures.com How to Make Your Own Stonehenge Jack O'Lantern This archaeology inspired Jack O'Lantern will light up your halloween! Courtesy of the good folks at Digventures: how to carve a Stonehenge Jack O'Lantern!
"29.10.2015 15:32:56" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! Current Archaeology Live! 2016 will be held on 26-27 February 2016, at Senate House, London. Join us to hear from the foremost archaeological experts on the latest finds and ground-breaking resear… Tickets for our annual conference, Current Archaeology Live!, are now on sale! It will run from 26-27 February 2016, at Senate House, London. Watch out for details of the timetable, and nominations for the Current Archaeology Awards, in CA 310.
"27.10.2015 13:01:13" english-heritage.org.uk Historical Bites | English Heritage Interesting page by English Heritage, about historic food - from Roman cooking to Victorian recipes to 1930s cocktails. Lots to get your teeth into! http://ow.ly/TTijl
"27.10.2015 11:30:19" timeout.com Time Out Love London Awards The voting stage has arrived! Choose just ONE winner from the shortlisted venues in each category The Rose Theatre has been nominated in Time Out's Love London Awards. Such an interesting site! Find out more: http://ow.ly/TTiLk
"23.10.2015 09:01:38" CA 309 has gone to press, and it's full of exciting stuff! Out 1st week of November. On to the next one!
"21.10.2015 15:49:14" youtube.com True colours shining through: Nelson's Victory This video, by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, shows their work to restore Nelson's famous flagship to its historically accurate colours. Timelapse fo... Just in time for Trafalgar Day!
Brilliant timelapse video showing work to restore HMS Victory to her original colours, plus interviews with the project team about the research behind this initiative.
Copyright of the National Museum of the Royal
"21.10.2015 15:20:21" www.bbc.co.uk Medieval graves found near Exeter 'mystify' archaeologists - BBC News The discovery of 70 graves found by archaeologists on a site earmarked for housing has mystified experts. An intriguing medieval mystery from Exeter!
"21.10.2015 08:37:23" So as of tomorrow, all of Back to the Future will be set in the past. Wonder when we'll start digging up hoverboards?
"20.10.2015 15:47:44" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Some extremely beautiful Roman objects from the Fenwick Treasure currently on display at Fenwick on London's Bond St!
We went along last night, but they're on display until 8 November (and will later take up their permanent home in Colchester Castl
"19.10.2015 15:09:25" www.fenwick.co.uk The Fenwick Treasure Comes to Bond Street If you enjoyed reading about the Boudican uprising and Colchester's Fenwick Treasure in CA 308, you might like to know that the hoard is on display at Fenwick's Bond Street store in London from 19 October to 8 November.
"14.10.2015 15:37:35" visitchurches.org.uk Full events list Join us for our annual Candida Lycett Green Lecture, this year presented by Dan Cruickshank. This Thursday: historian and TV presenter Dan Cruickshank presents The Churches Conservation Trust's Annual Lecture, exploring the triumphant and tragic story of the greatest architectural dynasty of the 19th century; Sir George Gilbert Scott, his so
"13.10.2015 09:12:21" www.museumoflondon.org.uk Museum of London – Event Details Description. Join us to hear eminent speaker, writer and historian John Julius Norwich provide historical context behind Shakespeare's mediaeval... One for the diary: John Julius Norwich will talk about Shakespeare's kings & the historical context of the Bard's history plays at the Museum of London on 11 November, in support of the Rose Rediscovered project. Tickets/more info on the MoL website:
"13.10.2015 09:01:55" Apparently CA joined Twitter in October 2009. Don't know where the last 6 years have gone! Thanks to everyone who's followed us since then - and if you don't follow us yet, you can join the fun at @currentarchaeo!
"12.10.2015 15:01:02" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! Save the Date Current Archaeology Live! 2016 will be held on 26-27 February 2016, at Senate House, London. We will be releasing more information... Save the date! We are very excited to announce that CA Live! 2016 will be on 26-27 Feb. Tickets on sale soon - why not watch our video highlights from last year to whet your appetite? http://ow.ly/TisPv
"12.10.2015 14:01:18" www.bbc.co.uk Medieval monk's missing tombstone from Rufford Abbey found - BBC News A missing tombstone commemorating a medieval monk laid to rest in Nottinghamshire in the 14th Century is rediscovered more than 100 miles away. Missing medieval monk's monument rediscovered: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-34499720
"12.10.2015 12:00:53" theguardian.com Swine team: pigs help uncover ice age tools on Scottish island Archaeologists find stone tools on Islay left by hunter-gatherers about 12,000 years ago, long before humans were thought to have been there 'Swine Team' helps uncover earliest evidence for human activity in Scotland: http://ow.ly/ThVyA
"12.10.2015 11:20:11" historicengland.org.uk Historic Wreck Identified – Believed To Be Henry V’s 600-Year-Old Great... Historic wreck believed to be Henry V’s 600-year-old great ship Historic wreck is thought to be Henry V's warship the Holigost: http://ow.ly/Ti1Lm
"12.10.2015 09:48:58" www.telegraph.co.uk How 'pagan' Britons are reverting to Iron Age burial customs What Britons are taking to the grave: from dead dogs to Dr Who himself Possibly a bit morbid for a Monday morning, but hey, it's Hallowe'en in a few weeks...
The Telegraph reports that 'grave goods' are becoming popular again in modern funerals. What objects would you take with you to the afterlife - and why?
"08.10.2015 16:22:24" heritagecalling.com 10 Tips for Architectural Photography We are often impressed by beautiful buildings but when we lift the camera (or our smartphone) to capture what it is that has impressed us, the... 10 top tips for photographing buildings: http://ow.ly/TaZ5e
"06.10.2015 15:20:22" livescience.com Photos: Medieval Skeletons Unearthed Near Saint's Tomb in England Archeologists unearthed about 50 shallow medieval graves near a 12th-century cathedral in England. Fascinating to read about the medieval skeletons found near Lichfield Cathedral.
"05.10.2015 15:22:53" perlineamvalli.wordpress.com Our Matt talks Milecastles on the Per Lineam Valli blog.
"01.10.2015 09:55:57" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"01.10.2015 09:54:07" Today, Historic Scotland and RCAHMS merge to become a new heritage body called Historic Environment Scotland. What's it all about? Find out here: ow.ly/SRoH0
"30.09.2015 15:13:37" www.culture24.org.uk "Tantalising" Bronze Age building could have been used as prehistoric... Archaeologists say a steam house in the middle of a Bronze Age building discovered in Orkney could have been used for spiritual ceremonies, rites... The Links of Noltland on Westray is such an interesting site - we ran a major feature back in CA 275, fab to see more great finds emerging! Orkney never ceases to intrigue.
"24.09.2015 15:14:49" heritagecalling.com 7 New Discoveries about Stonehenge Stonehenge and its surrounding landscape have seen an unprecedented amount of research in the last decade. One of the most significant strands of this has been Historic England’s survey of the ston... Stonehenge never ceases to intrigue. Some fascinating facts by the good folks at Historic England: http://heritagecalling.com/2015/09/23/7-new-discoveries-about-stonehenge/
"24.09.2015 15:08:16" Kara Cooney - Egyptologist Via Archaeosoup Productions - love this 'prehistoric selfie stick'!
"23.09.2015 15:50:15" One more sleep till the British Museum's Celts exhibition opens tomorrow! Who were the Celts? Read all about it in CA 307!
"11.09.2015 15:37:25" archpro.lbg.ac.at The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project reveals traces of standing stones beneath Durrington... Press release (07.09.2015) - The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project reveals traces of standing stones beneath Durrington Walls super-henge The remains of a major new prehistoric stone monument have been discovered less than 3 kilometres from Stoneh Fascinating to read about the new prehistoric discoveries at Durrington Walls. Which UK site would you most like to see surveyed in this way? And what do you hope geophys would find?
"07.09.2015 15:05:31" unbound.co.uk The Way, The Truth and The Dead Alan Cadbury is back in the thrilling sequel to The Lifers' Club Read an excerpt from Francis Pryor's latest archaeo-detective novel here... you can also subscribe online, and have your name printed in the back of the book!
"04.09.2015 15:00:50" Timeline Photos The inaugural Scottish Archaeology and Heritage Festival launches tomorrow! Read more here (http://ow.ly/RNgHX) and in CA307.
"04.09.2015 14:11:52" visitchurches.org.uk Latest news A week of archaeology at a Somerset church with The Churches Conservation Trust Time Team & Wessex Archaeology's Phil Harding will help lead a week of free public archaeology events at St Nicholas’ Church in Uphill, Somerset, next week, as part of The Churches Conservation Trust’s annual Hidden Somerset digs: http://ow.ly/RNfxg
"03.09.2015 12:42:49" Timeline Photos Current Archaeology 307 is out now! Celts, a lost cathedral, surprising facts about Stonehenge, and lots more... for a sneak peek at the contents, follow the link!
"03.09.2015 12:39:22" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"02.09.2015 09:26:36" dur.ac.uk Department of Archaeology : Scottish Soldiers Project - Durham University New light has been shed on a centuries-old mystery surrounding the last resting place of Scottish soldiers who died after being captured and imprisoned in Durham Cathedral and Castle during the 17th Century civil wars. Fascinating news just announced by Durham University - skeletons found near Durham Cathedral were probably 17th century Scottish soldiers. Watch out for more in the next CA!
"01.09.2015 15:48:12" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post What did you get up to over the bank holiday weekend? Assistant Editor Carly went for a mooch around Fotheringhay, where Richard III was born and Mary Queen of Scots died.
"29.08.2015 15:42:02" It's not too late to enter our archaeology poem competition and have the chance to win two fab books - closes end of August. We'd love to hear your creations!
"27.08.2015 15:13:51" birminghammuseums.org.uk Press Releases | Birmingham Museums Read the latest Press Releases from Birmingham Museums. Calling all Edible Archaeology fans! Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has launched their Great Birmingham Bake-Off.
Bake them a cake or a biscuit inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard, and send in a photo (follow link for full details), and you could w
"27.08.2015 15:07:49" Today the lovely Bronwyn is leaving our subscriptions team - so we've thrown her a Harry Potter-themed goodbye party!
"26.08.2015 12:00:32" bbc.co.uk Deer prints found on Roman roof tile at Chedworth villa - BBC News A deer hoof print is found on a 1,600 year-old roof tile during a dig at Chedworth Roman Villa. Deer oh deer - bet the Roman tiler was unimpressed when he noticed this 1,600 yrs ago! Recently found at Chedworth Roman Villa: http://ow.ly/Ro9Pu
"25.08.2015 12:08:29" britishmuseum.org Celts Buy tickets today! Celts: art and identity. 24 September 2015 – 31 January 2016 at the British Museum. Less than a month till the new Celts exhibition opens at the British Museum! It's a partnership with National Museums Scotland, and will travel north of the border in Spring next year. Trailer is now online - and watch out for our feature on the Celt
"24.08.2015 15:10:21" Today we've been in Lincoln, hearing the latest archaeological news from the castle. Fascinating stuff, thanks, all, for having us. Watch this space for a feature in a future CA...
"24.08.2015 15:03:19" There's still time to enter our ArchaeoPoem competition! Best effort wins 2 fab books. See picture for full details.
"20.08.2015 15:50:52" Just signed off CA 307 - should be out 1st week of September. On to 308!
"20.08.2015 14:32:10" Have you seen our ArchaeoPoem competition in the latest CA? Write us an anthem for modern archaeologists & you could win two lovely books! Entries by end of Aug, by post or email, please (details pictured).
"19.08.2015 15:04:14" bbc.co.uk Early Britons: Have we underestimated our ancestors? - BBC News Evidence from a variety of sources suggests that the first people to resettle Britain after the Ice Age were more sophisticated than we could have... This BBC2 documentary (on tonight) about the resettlement of Britain after the last Ice Age sounds rather good. Great to see Blick Mead getting a mention too, fascinating site (see CA 271 and 293 for more). http://ow.ly/R63DZ
"19.08.2015 14:31:18" expressandstar.com Restored to its former glory: Staffordshire Hoard artefact gleams after... After spending more than a millennium underground, this Anglo-Saxon decorative mount has finally been restored to its former glory. Beautiful pictures of a recently-conserved piece from the Staffordshire Hoard. We never get tired of seeing these amazing artefacts! http://ow.ly/R5Zcy
"18.08.2015 15:03:45" jorvikmedievalfestival.com JORVIK Medieval Festival | 19th to 31st August 2015 The JORVIK Medieval Festival is a celebration of Yorkshire's rich medieval heritage. Offering walks, talks and family fun events throughout August. Jorvik Medieval festival launches tomorrow! Find out more about what's going on in and around York here: http://ow.ly/R2Rz3
"18.08.2015 12:08:15" lincolnshireecho.co.uk Mystery surrounds inscription on Magna Carta sword found in River Witham in Lincolnshire A medieval sword linked to the Magna Carta is causing a bit of a mystery for historians at the British Library. Researchers are appealing for help to deceiver the inscription on the sword which... Amy ideas? British Library researchers are appealing for help in deciphering an inscription on a myseterious medieval sword.
"17.08.2015 12:49:43" We're still collecting nominations for your favourite 'unsung' gem of Scottish archaeology, for this month's 'CA Online' column. Answers on a postcard, please! (well, on a FB post...)
"04.08.2015 11:25:33" archaeology.co.uk Missing any copies of CA? | Current Archaeology If you've got gaps in your collection of Current Archaeology, or your local history or archaeology society might like to update their library, some of our Are you missing any copies of CA? Maybe your school, or local history or archaeology society wants to update their library? Our readers may be able to help...
"03.08.2015 15:04:12" www.archaeology.co.uk Holt Castle restored to royal glory Fascinating flythrough of Holt Castle, restored from ruins to royal glory in a new digital reconstruction: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/holt-castle-restored-to-royal-glory.htm
"31.07.2015 15:03:45" In our next issue we'll be marking the Scottish Archaeology & Heritage Festival - exciting stuff! In the spirit of celebrating heritage sites in Scotland, we'd like to know: what would you nominate as your top unsung treasure of Scottish Archaeology?
"27.07.2015 16:20:23" www.english-heritage.org.uk Stonehenge Interactive Map | English Heritage Discover what the surrounding landscape looked like before Stonehenge was built, and through to the modern day. Loving this interactive map of Stonehenge by English Heritage!
"22.07.2015 15:23:47" Just signed off CA 306! Should be with you in the first week of August - watch this space!
"17.07.2015 15:06:59" www1.bournemouth.ac.uk Dig Unearths Prehistoric Town | Bournemouth University A previously unknown prehistoric town, which archaeologists have dubbed 'Duropolis' after the local Iron Age tribe (the Durotriges), has been uncovered by Bournemouth University students as a part of an archaeological dig near Winterborne Kingston in We're just enthralled by the prehistoric remains emerging at the Bournemouth University excavation (Durotriges Big Dig) at Winterborne Kingston, Dorset. Amazing site! Watch out for more info in the next issue of CA!
"13.07.2015 15:04:09" See (and smell!) a Viking settlement. Hear Viking instruments and poems. Taste Viking food. Touch Viking objects... Vikings4D is a multi-sensory extravaganza at the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, running from 18 July-6 September. Have we said 'Viking
"13.07.2015 15:03:48" jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk New for Summer 2015: Vikings 4D | Jorvik From the Producers of the world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre comes a multi-sensory experience like no other, will you discover the Vikings in 4D? Do you ever wish your Vikings were a bit more multi-sensory? Jorvik Viking Centre can help: from 18 July-6 September you can experience the Vikings in 4D! http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/about-jorvik/vikings4d/
"13.07.2015 14:03:37" www.youtube.com Behind the scenes with Celtic objects: a live Periscope tour with curators! Ever wondered what an ancient Celtic war horn sounds like? Or how to wear an Iron Age torc that weighs over 1kg? Come behind the scenes and see... Who's keen for Celts? Check out this behind the scenes peek at some amazing objects at the British Museum - major exhibition due to open in September. Exciting stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp9psiaoRK8
"09.07.2015 15:04:31" If you're in the Oxford area on Saturday 18 July, and you want to see 10,000 yrs of archaeology in one big hole, get yourself over to the Oxford Westgate excavation open day! http://ow.ly/PllzG
"07.07.2015 15:19:41" With summer well and truly upon us, we'd like to collect some advice from all you seasoned diggers out there: what top tip would you give to someone volunteering on their very first excavation?
"06.07.2015 11:05:31" bbc.co.uk Forth Bridge given World Heritage Site status - BBC News The Forth Bridge becomes the sixth Scottish landmark to be awarded Unesco World Heritage Site status. Scotland's Forth Bridge is among the sites added to Unesco's World Heritage list this year. Which UK sites would you put forward for special protected status? http://ow.ly/PdNNL
"01.07.2015 15:09:57" currentpublishing.com Current Publishing - Vacancies Military History Monthly magazine is looking for an assistant editor to join its editorial team. The successful candidate will be ambitious and hard-working, and be a talented writer and researcher. You should have some experience of editing and be l Do you have editorial experience and a keen interest in history? Our sister magazine, Military History Monthly, is looking for a new Assistant Editor. More info/contact details here: http://currentpublishing.com/vacancies.php
"29.06.2015 13:31:22" sse.royalsociety.org Visit the exhibition | Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015 Visitor information for the Royal Society's 2015 Summer Science Exhibition, including transport, accessibility, food and drink, and photography and... The Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition will run from tomorrow till 5 July. Includes displays on Richard III's remains, & the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project http://sse.royalsociety.org/2015/visit-the-exhibition/
"29.06.2015 12:15:57" Got a spare 10 minutes? New survey looking into at how much local history and archaeology research is being done by voluntary groups and societies, where it is published, and its potential value to the research resources used in setting planning agen
"29.06.2015 11:28:44" Official review of the Drumclay Crannog excavation in Co. Fermanagh (see CA 299), and an action plan for improving archaeological work on road schemes in N Ireland has been published: http://t.co/pZ5Dc3gVPB
"19.06.2015 09:39:55" ...CA 305 is on its way to the printers! Coming to a doormat near you (and most branches of WH Smith) in early July. On to 306!
"18.06.2015 15:02:36" archaeology.co.uk Last chance to visit the Maryport Roman Temples Project If you've been meaning to visit the Maryport Roman Temples Project (winner of the 2015 Research Project of the Year CA Award), make sure you get there before 14 August, when the 5-year dig is set to end. More info on tours, talks, and more: http://o
"18.06.2015 14:41:52" heritagecalling.com A Brief Introduction to Remembering the Battle of Waterloo Today marks the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. Arguably the most renowned pitched battle in history, this bloody engagement took place on the outskirts of Brussels. The French Wars were fou... Today marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, which was fought in Belgium. But where can you visit in this country to remember the battle? Historic England has the answer.
"17.06.2015 16:00:56" heritagecalling.com Just Listed: 20 Unusual Places given Protected Status this Year From a sewer gas destructor lamp in Sheffield and a 1930s hairdresser in Scarborough to the traces of a Neolithic henge in Yorkshire and the... New from Historic England: 20 unusual places given protected listed status this year: http://heritagecalling.com/2015/06/17/just-listed-20-unusual-places-given-protected-status-this-year/
"15.06.2015 10:16:16" google.co.uk Google 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta #GoogleDoodle Have you seen the latest Google Doodle?
Today marks the 800th anniversary of King John putting his seal to Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215.
If you want to read about the site's landscape archaeology, or more about the Great Charter itself, it's al
"12.06.2015 15:31:51" Putting together CA 305's Calendar column - great to see so many digging opportunities this summer! Are any of you taking part this year?
"12.06.2015 15:01:07" bajrfed.co.uk Cirencester Cockerel inspires poem As part of the current ‘Food for Thought’ exhibition at the Corinium Museum, poet Dan Simpson made a poem inspired by and honouring the cockerel. You can hear the poem via the Corinium Museum websi... Remember the Cirencester cockerel excavated by Cotsworld Archaeology (CA 281)? It's inspired a poem! Has an artefact ever led you to write an archaeological ode?
"12.06.2015 14:02:37" blog.britishmuseum.org A Rothschild Renaissance: reimagining the Waddesdon Bequest Dora Thornton, Curator of the Waddesdon Bequest and Renaissance Europe, British Museum For the last three years, I have been working on the... Have you been to see the stunning Waddesdon Bequest in its newly-opened gallery at the British Museum? Read all about it in CA 304. http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2015/06/12/a-rothschild-renaissance-reimagining-the-waddesdon-bequest/
"12.06.2015 12:31:07" heritagecalling.com 5 Places to Discover the Magna Carta this Weekend 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The document, which means ‘Great Charter’, was sealed at Runneymede on 15th June 1215. At the... We hope you've enjoyed reading about Magna Carta in CA 304. If you want to learn more, and fancy a day out, this new post on the Historic England blog picks out 5 places to visit.
"12.06.2015 10:56:50" www.ucl.ac.uk World Archaeology Festival 2015 The Institute's contribution to the Council of British Archaeology's Festival of Archaeology will take place on Saturday 13 June from 12pm-5pm. The... Free World Archaeology Festival, you say? Grab your Passport to the Past, and head to UCL tomorrow to see what's going on! http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/calendar/articles/2014-15-events/20150613
"09.06.2015 13:08:33" We've got a fluffy visitor in the CA office today... this afternoon may not be our most productive ever...
"04.06.2015 09:46:12" CA 304 is now on sale! Vikings in Ireland, everyday life in Roman Britain, the landscape archaeology of Magna Carta... here's a sneak peek of what's inside: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-304-on-sale-now.htm
"02.06.2015 15:29:52" digit2015.com Dig Art! 2015 – DigIt! 2015 Dig It! 2015 and Forestry Commission Scotland have joined forces to discover archaeology's creative potential. Scotland's heritage will take centre... Cameras and sketchbooks at the ready: it's a new Archaeology, Art and Photography Competition, celebrating Scottish archaeology: http://ow.ly/NM2at
"02.06.2015 15:00:01" culture24.org.uk Archaeologists thrilled by lucky discovery of 2,000-year-old Roman god figurine in Yorkshire |... Rebecca Griffiths, the Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme at the York Museums Trust, says the 1,000th recorded discovery of the year was part of a happy coincidence. Lovely little Mercury figurine found in Yorkshire - the 1,000th discovery recorded for the area this year by the PAS, and by coincidence, logged on 15 May, the date of the old Festival of Mercury.
"01.06.2015 15:03:41" bristol.ac.uk Bristol University | News | May: Town Museum Project The town of Berkeley in Gloucestershire has become a museum this week, with local homes and businesses caring for and displaying historic artefacts excavated by students and staff at the University of Bristol as part of ongoing archaeological investi We love Bristol Dig Berkeley's Town Museum - what a great way to get the local community involved in a dig! Runs till Sunday.
"01.06.2015 13:00:01" adoptastone.co.uk Adopt a stone and help maintain Hadrian's Wall Help us to secure the future of Hadrian's Wall by adopting a stone We know what the Romans have done for us... but what can you do for the Romans? New 'Adopt a Stone' initiative hopes to help maintain Hadrian's Wall - just remember, a stone is for life, not just for Saturnalia!
"01.06.2015 11:30:01" aocarchaeology.com A Window on the Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness An exciting new community archaeology project from Castletown Heritage Society Exciting new AOC Archaeology project, 'A Window on the Hidden Bronze Age of Caithness', will explore the prehistoric past this summer: http://www.aocarchaeology.com/bronzeagecaithness/
"01.06.2015 11:00:01" hertfordshiremercury.co.uk Toasting 40 years of Welwyn's Roman baths THE birthday of some of the "best preserved" Roman baths in the country have been celebrated. It has been 40 years since the Welwyn Roman Baths first opened to the public and museum chief... A belated happy birthday to the stunning Welwyn Roman Baths (see CA 284), which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of (re)opening to the public - doesn't time fly!
"01.06.2015 10:21:29" bbc.co.uk 'Exceptional' Roman tombstone to be displayed in Cirencester - BBC News A Roman tombstone, dug up in Cirencester earlier this year, is to be put on permanent display at the town's Corinium Museum. Want to see the unique Roman tombstone recently found in Cirencester by Cotswold Archaeology for yourself? You're in luck - it's to go on display at the Corinium Museum.
"30.05.2015 08:53:45" artfund.org Photo competition - Art Fund Photo competition Enter the Museum of the Year Photography competition – a chance to photograph your local finalist museum and win great prizes. We're looking for the best photos that capture our Museum of the Year 2015 finalists. Whether you’re an e The Museum of the Year photo competition closes at midnight tomorrow (31 May) - don't forget to send your snaps in! It's open to UK/Isle of Man/Channel Islands residents - more info here: http://www.artfund.org/prize/photo-competition?utm_source=IWM&
"27.05.2015 17:25:44" So much fun visiting the Bristol University excavations at Berkeley Castle today! Fabulous site - watch out for a feature coming your way very soon...
"26.05.2015 13:20:27" First day in the new office!
To mark the occasion, here's a recent Roman find from the Colchester Archaeological Trust, newly-conserved and absolutely beautiful: the Brightlingsea Harpy. More info on the CA website: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/arti
"21.05.2015 11:47:17" CA 304 is off to the printers, and our new home is coming together!
"21.05.2015 09:59:17" We've come into the office to sign off CA 304 before everything gets switched off (and to help with the move!). It's looking pretty empty...
"20.05.2015 15:04:11" Moving day! We're all packed up and heading to our new home (sounds dramatic, but it's the building next door).
"19.05.2015 09:56:00" archaeology.co.uk Bodicacia’s brew: raising a toast to a recent Roman find | Current Archaeology Lucy poses with Bodicacia's tombstone, and a bottle of the ale named in her honour. The recent discovery of a rare Roman tombstone in Cirencester (CA 302) is Thinking about the ale recently named in honour of 'Bodicacia', an inhabitant of Roman Cirencester, what would you name an archaeological beer?
"19.05.2015 09:20:47" Sun is shining - makes us wish we were out digging! Are any of you planning to take part in an excavation this summer? Where are you going?
"15.05.2015 16:09:41" Cirencester's definitely got that Friday feeling! Toasting a recent Roman find with 'Bodicacia' beer. http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/bodicacias-brew-raising-a-toast-to-a-recent-roman-find.htm
"12.05.2015 15:16:36" oxfordmail.co.uk Excavation unearths remains of 92 people near to Kassam THE remains of 92 people from hundreds of years ago have been discovered near the Kassam Stadium. Some 92 skeletons discovered on the site of a medieval priory in Oxford.
"11.05.2015 16:11:23" Have you seen our special offer on back issues? Six for £10, from a select list of magazines. Ends this Wednesday - follow the link to see which issues are included in the offer.
"08.05.2015 15:41:54" One year ago today, this little knitted Viking arrived in the post, and has lived in our office ever since. Happy first birthday, Knit! I wonder if anyone will knit him a friend?
"06.05.2015 15:18:30" hampshirearchaeology.wordpress.com Hampshire Archaeology Musings from a Hampshire archaeologist Rather enjoying the Hampshire Archaeology blog - some great recent posts looking back at fab past finds. https://hampshirearchaeology.wordpress.com/
"24.04.2015 13:07:56" maneyonline.com Free Access 14: Archaeology, Conservation & Heritage Free access to 44 archaeology, conservation and heritage journals from 13-26 April 2015 Looking for something to read this weekend? All Maney Archaeology, Conservation & Heritage journals are free to access until Sunday!
"21.04.2015 15:25:13" We'll say this for the Jorvik Group team, their publicity photos always make us smile!
In the run-up to the General Election, Jorvik Viking Centre and 'Dig - an Archaeological Adventure' are doing a spot of campaigning of their own, in the Visit Yor
"20.04.2015 10:06:22" We're swinging into spring with Polly's psychedelic carrot cake! Not a bad way to start the week :)
"15.04.2015 09:51:48" new.archaeologyuk.org Council for British Archaeology | Young Archaeologists’ Club wins EU prize for Cultural Heritage... The Young Archaeologists’ Club has just been declared a laureate of the prestigious EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. YAC is one of just 5 UK prize winners from a field of 263 nominees from 29 countries. The Young Archaeologists’ Congratulations to the Young Archaeologists' Club, which has just been declared a laureate of the prestigious EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards: http://new.archaeologyuk.org/news/young-archaeologists-club-wins-eu-prize-for-cultural-
"10.04.2015 15:04:30" thecolchesterarchaeologist.co.uk a remarkable small find from Brightlingsea On Wednesday (1st April), the Trust completed our archaeological excavation at Moverons Quarry in Brightlingsea. This has been a long-running project, and it produced a great deal of very interesti... A rather lovely little Roman find, on the Colchester Archaeological Trust blog.
"09.04.2015 10:26:09" archaeology.co.uk Missing any copies of CA? | Current Archaeology If you've got gaps in your collection of Current Archaeology, or your local history or archaeology society might like to update their library, some of our Are you missing any copies of CA? Maybe your school, or local history or archaeology society wants to update their library? Our readers may be able to help...
"02.04.2015 16:38:38" Shutting up shop for the long weekend - have a great Easter, everyone! See you on Tuesday.
"02.04.2015 15:16:59" durhamcathedral.co.uk Durham Cathedral LEGO Build The 350,000 brick model will be as accurate a scale representation of the Cathedral as possible, spanning 3.84m wide, 1.53m wide and 1.7m high. For every £1 donated, one LEGO brick will be added to the model Cathedral. How much do we love the #DurhamCathedralLEGOBuild? Fantastic idea.
"01.04.2015 15:43:41" english-heritage.org.uk English Heritage Home Page | English Heritage English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood. All change! Today marks the first day of English Heritage and Historic England operating as separate organisations. You can read more about their different roles on their websites:
"01.04.2015 15:42:12" cam.ac.uk Archaeologists unearth medieval graveyard beneath Cambridge College Archaeological investigations discovered one of Britain’s largest medieval hospital cemeteries, containing over 1,000 human remains, when excavating beneath the Old Divinity School at St John’s College, Cambridge, a new report shows. Great to see the medieval hospital cemetery found beneath St John's College's Divinity School in Cambridge back in the press - we covered it in CA 286, it's a fantastic site.
"01.04.2015 11:13:00" Did we catch you out with our Easter Bunny April Fool? Here's the real story behind the bunny brooch - and a selection of our other favourite hoax news stories that came out today: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/april-fool.htm
"01.04.2015 08:05:27" Latest news story on the CA website: earliest-known representation of the Easter Bunny found in Norfolk. Just in time for Easter too! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/found-earliest-known-representation-of-the-easter-bunny.htm
"31.03.2015 10:11:25" mola.org.uk Politics, piety and propaganda: archaeologists discover fine devotional panel | MOLA Rare 14th century, Thomas, Earl of Lancaster devotional panel goes on display at the Museum of London from 28 March 2015. Need an escape from the blustery weather? Why not go and see this fab 14th century devotional panel, now on temporary display at the Museum of London (until 28 September)?
"31.03.2015 09:12:14" newscientist.com Anglo Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA - health - 30 March 2015 - New Scientist A potion made from a medieval medical recipe killed MRSA bacteria in the lab, raising hopes it could lead to new treatments for modern-day skin infections Marvellous medieval medicine? Could an Anglo-Saxon remedy help to beat MRSA?
"30.03.2015 15:20:44" britishmuseum.org Ancient lives About Ancient lives, new discoveries, an exhibition at the British Museum which tells the stories of eight mummies using interactive technology. Book your tickets now. Adults £10, members free Good news for Egyptology fans: the British Museum's 'Ancient Lives' mummy exhibition has been extended until 12 July: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ancient_lives.aspx
"27.03.2015 17:03:26" The newly-revealed tomb of Richard III, unveiled at Leicester cathedral today.
"25.03.2015 16:10:25" sciencemuseum.org.uk King Richard III: life, death and DNA After his remains were found underneath a car park, King Richard III has become the first historical person to have his full genome sequenced. It has been a race against time before his reburial in March 2015. What has this told us about his life and New, free display about Richard III and what we can learn about his life from his DNA opened at the Science Museum today. Runs till 25 June.
"24.03.2015 12:00:32" archaeology.co.uk Return of the King: Richard III taken to Leicester cathedral An eyewitness account of the procession that bore Richard III's remains to his final resting place. If you want to read more about the procession that took Richard III's remains to Leicester cathedral on Sunday, and the compline service held to mark his arrival, we've got an eyewitness report on the CA website. What a day!
"22.03.2015 21:16:45" What a day we've had in Leicester, watching the arrival of Richard III's remains in the city, and their reception by the cathedral. A moving and memorable day - well done to all involved.
"22.03.2015 14:49:26" We're in Leicester to see Richard III arrive at the cathedral. Watch out for our report in CA 303!