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.
Fire inspectors aiding excavations of the Bronze Age village of Must Farm in the marshlands of eastern England that burned down 3000 years ago state that the fire might have been set on purpose, possibly in a raid by a hostile group of warriors.
Archaeologists in Glasgow unearthed a 12th century Medieval fortified castle that was forgotten on overbuilt with industrial structures in the modern era.
Well-preserved remains of 150 skeletons and their personal possessions were in Pocklington, east Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Burial of a man buried almost 2,500 years ago has been discovered in an iron-age settlement unearthed at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds.
Archaeological investigation uncovered the remains of Britain’s largest Roman covered walkway. The ruins of the walkway measure 120 metres.