Roman bust of a Maenad, pictured above, a female follower of the god Bacchus with a stunning plaited vine and ivy wreath head-dress.

The Wessex Gallery displays Detecting finds

The state-of-the-art Wessex Gallery opened in summer 2014 following renovations costing £2.4 million, including a grant of almost £1.8 million from the Heritage Lottery...

Roman shoes and a giant’s grave at Top Road, Kempsford.

Archaeologists from TVAS have been excavating land along Top Road in Kempsford, Gloucestershire ahead of a housing development. Guided by the findings of evaluation...

Rufford Abbey and the Antoninus pillar

Rufford Abbey is now a popular country park, visited every year by hundreds of thousands of people and a pink granite column-drum was previously...

Perham Down WWI Practice Trenches (Week 2)

Week 2 of the Wessex Archaeology/Breaking Ground Heritage/Defence Infrastructure Organisation investigation of the Perham Down WWI practice trenches was completed with some significant new...
Examination of the sword. Image Wessex Archaeology

Saxon Sword’s Secrets

The Barrow Clump excavation on Salisbury Plain, has has shown the site was the focus of human activity for over five thousand years. Originally a...

Living with cauldrons – Iron Age feasting at Glenfield Park

A unique collection of Iron Age metal artefacts which sheds new light on feasting rituals among prehistoric communities has been discovered by archaeologists from...

Aurochsen

An aurochs is a type of wild cattle that lived throughout Europe, North Africa and Asia and became extinct in Britain by the Late...

New PCA Blog : Cat Mummification in Britain

Pre Construct Archaeology Ltd is kicking off #Friday13th with the launch of a new blog! And what better way to get things started on...

Modern ossuary opens in Bamburgh Crypt

The crypt of St Aidan’s, Bamburgh, on the north Northumberland coast, is now the final resting place of 110 men, women, and children who...
Part of hoard. Image: Robin Maggs, National Museum of Wales.

Late Bronze Age hoard declared Treasure

The hoard of two sword blade fragments, a scabbard fitting and a multi-edged knife, all of bronze, and six copper ingot fragments - weighing...