Researchers used Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom’s synchrotron facility, to document for the first time the rate of evolution of seed coat thinning on 4000-year-old samples, which is a major marker of crop domestication, present in archaeological remains of crop seeds.
Construction workers discovered an ancient Roman sarcophagus at a building site near Borough Market, London, United Kingdom. The find dates back 1600 years and is said to contain remains of a mother after the bones of a baby were found earlier nearby.
Archaeologists uncovered ancient Roman fort foundations under St John the Baptist Church in Reedham, Norfolk, United Kingdom.
Archaeologists unearthed the remains of a Neolithic burial mound called Cat’s Brain in Pewsey Vale, close to the famous site of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, United Kingdom.
A cache of writing tablets, dating to 1st cent. AD, containing secret letters were discovered buried in the ground near the ancient Roman fort of Vindolanda, Northumberland, United Kingdom.
A metal detectorist discovered a metal object with an inscription near near Lanchester Roman fort in County Durham, United Kingdom. The object turned out to be an ancient Roman fleet diploma.
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.
Archaeologists discovered Roman pottery at the site in Ipplepen, Devon, United Kingdom, suggesting existence of a community trading widely with the Roman world.
Remains of foundations of a luxury Roman bath house was discovered by archaeologists under public park in centre of Chichester, United Kingdom.
Part of a so-called “witch bottle”, a charm used to redirect bad spells back at the witch who cast them, was found at the bottom of a garden in in Navenby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
Archaeologists discovered an Early Medieval decorated copper bird during excavations of Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, United Kingdom.
Archaeologists continuing their work along the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, United Kingdom, discovered remains of a Medieval brewery used by monks.
Archaeologists discovered finds dating back to the Neolithic at a burial site in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. Radiocarbon dating of wooden pole’s remains found in the ground revealed it was buried in 2033 BC.
Archaeologists discovered a winter camp of the Viking army, in Torksey, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. The camp was used by Scandinavian raiders that came in 9th century to England to conquer the land.
Archaeologist continuing excavations along the route of Lincoln Eastern Bypass unearthed a 6-metre-long Prehistoric boat made of a tree trunk.
A librarian has stumbled upon a rare 540-year-old page, ripped from a Medieval priests’ handbook, in a library at the University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Archaeologists discovered a spectacular ancient Roman mosaic along with two building foundations, dozens of pieces of pottery, and weapons at the old factory site near Great Central Street and Highcross Street in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Dorset Police, is looking for vandals who were involved in the destruction of the lid of an empty Roman sarcophagus that was on display in Prince Charles’s urban development in Dorset, United Kingdom.
A cache of 30 lead coffins was discovered during the refurbishment of the Garden Museum, in a deconsecrated medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s official London residence. Metal plates on the coffins revealed names of five former Archbishops of Canterbury, going back to the early 1600s.
Archaeologists working prior to the construction of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, revealed an intriguing artefact from the site, which is a tool made from the leg bone of a sheep.