Steamship SS Mendi, which sank on 21 February 1917 with the loss of 30 British crew and 616 South Africans, mostly of the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC). [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

We Die Like Brothers

Most of the dead were men of the South African Native Labour Corps on their way to France to support Allied troops on the...

Wessex Archaeology launch new Ebook Series

We are launching the new series with the Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen Bell Beaker Burials at Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Wiltshire by A.P....

York amphitheatre could be under King’s Manor

York’s long lost Roman amphitheatre could lie under King’s Manor claim the King Archaeologists, winners of Ex Factum, the city’s competition to find the...

Major Neolithic ceremonial enclosure uncovered in Berkshire

A major 5,500 year old Neolithic ceremonial gathering place known as a causewayed enclosure has been partially uncovered within sight of Windsor Castle in...
Excavating inside the Roman bath house. Image: Durham University

Archaeologists find baths of “sociable” Romans at Binchester

Recent discoveries at Binchester Roman Fort near Bishop Auckland (north east England) represent some of the most well preserved remnants of an empire dating...
trench being hand-excavated by Trust excavator Alec

Another probable Roman burial in Lexden cemetery, Colchester

On the 12th May, the Colchester Archaeological Trust conducted an  evaluation at a property in St Clare Road, in the Lexden area of Colchester....
ARO12: Painting the stones black: solving the mystery of painted quartz pebbles.

New Research into Pictish Painted Pebbles

The presumed emblematic value of quartz in prehistory may have been important in portable material culture; one suggestion is that the small decorated pebbles...

DANDALEITH PICTISH STONE

A Class I Pictish symbol stone was found in May 2013 during ploughing operations. The stone, a solid pink granite boulder, measures 0.5 x...

BaRAS investigate a Methodist-run ragged school and soup kitchen

The site was photographically recorded by Tracey Smith prior to its conversion into flats, which retained the the important external features of this unlisted...

Community Opera Project: The Archaeologist’s Wife

Thursday 9 & Friday 10 April 7pm Peter Morgan Barnes director Four professional soloists are joined by a community choir of all ages in this brand...