Researchers revealed that at least 90% of the ancestry of Britons was replaced by a wave of the Neolithic Beaker culture people, who arrived about 4500 years ago at the British Isles.
Archaeologists uncovered a large 5500 year old Neolithic ceremonial gathering place at Riding Court Farm, near Datchet, United Kingdom.
A cache of unusual stone tools from the Bronze Age was found by the Iron Age Moel Arthur hillfort, North-East Wales, in a place that would have been a stream around 4500 years ago.
A unique ancient Roman mosaic depicting such mythological figures like Bellerophon, Pegasus, the Chimaera, Hercules, centaurs, and Cupid was unearthed in Boxford, West Berkshire, United Kingdom.
Archaeologists returned to excavate the Medieval Tintagel Castle located in Cornwall, which is a place usually linked with the legend of King Arthur, who was said to have been conceived there.
Archaeologists excavating in the Southern part of Lindisfarne island, United Kingdom, have discovered a small rectangular building thought to be part of the largest and earliest Saxon churches in the area, dated to 635 AD.
Experts investigating ancient DNA samples reveal how ancient Bronze Age people crafting bell-shaped pots, known as the Bell Beaker culture, may have displaced Neolithic farmers.
Archaeologists were able to unearth remains of a RAF Spitfire airplane that that crashed into a field in in Figullar, Emyvale, Ireland, in 1942.
Facial reconstruction of the remains of a 13th-century male individual found during excavations of the Old Divinity School of St John’s College, Cambridge, England, conducted between 2010-2012 revealed the looks of an ordinary poor man buried at the Medieval cemetery.
Two metal detectorists discovered three necklaces and a bracelet in Leekfrith on Staffordshire Moorlands farmland, United Kingdom. The items, the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs, are believed to be possibly the oldest Iron Age gold discovered in Britain.
A gold-decorated Late Bronze Age spearhead and other weapons were discovered during excavations on land being developed into council football pitches at Balmachie in Carnoustie, Scotland.
An intact Viking boat burial was discovered in the Ardnamurchan peninsula, Western Scotland in 2011, and the results of its excavations were just published. This is the first boat burial from mainland UK ever found.
A World War 2 German bomb was discovered in London at the bank of Thames, near the Houses of Parliament. Disposal of the unexploded ordnance needed Waterloo and Westminster bridges to be closed and river traffic halted.
Reassessment of a box of cremated human remains excavated from a cist tomb in 1947 led to a discovery of a a collection of 4000-year-old small bone objects, among which was a bone pommel for a bronze knife – the first to be found on the Isle of Man.
A discovery of what is believed to be the oldest burials of monks in Britain was made at discovered at Beckery Chapel, near Glastonbury. Carbon dating of the remains revealed that they were from the 5th or early 6th century AD.
Archaeologists discovered a prehistoric religious and ceremonial complex near Britain’s Stonehenge. The newly found site is said to be more than 1000 years older than the famous stone circle complex.
Lord Elgin’s ship, The Mentor, which sunk overladen off the island of Kythera in 1802, carrying the Parthenon marbles to Britain, slowly reveals its cargo as underwater archaeologists study the wreckage.
Archaeologist at Isle of Man apply modern prospection techniques to study mounds that range from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. These methods include LiDAR measurements, geophysics and DNA analysis.
Excavations within a quarry at Woodsford near Dorset, United Kingdom, revealed a Roman Age burial. The male individual was buried inside a stone sarcophagus with his feet bent backwards.
Archaeologists working at and annexe of the Camelon Roman fort in Scotland discovered numerous artefacts from the period of the Roman occupation of Britain. The discoveries include Northern Gaul pottery, socketed bolt-heads, an ox-goad, hobnails and a possible oven.