Identity of a 17th century ship wreck revealed

The identity of the shipwreck discovered in a sand and shingle bank outside Poole Harbour, Dorset, southern England, was revealed 4 years after its ornamented rudder was raised from the seabed and underwent successful conservation. The so-called Swash Channel Wreck was found to be a Dutch merchant vessel named The Fame.

Iron Age burials discovered in Dorset

Nine Iron Age skeletons were uncovered during excavations at a pre-Roman town near Winterborne Kingston in Dorset, United Kingdom. The find is significant due to the fact that most tribes of that time cremated or put bodies in wetlands.