Excavating WWI practice trenches in Cumbria

As part of a Heritage Lottery Fund community project, established by internationally-renowned, artist-led company Art Gene Associates, Bristol archaeologist Dr George Nash and former...

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....
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...

Where on Earth is Kent Jones!

  Catch up with what he has been learning and find out how he locates archaeology in his latest post. Follow this link.
"Woolly mammoth" by Flying Puffin - MammutUploaded by FunkMonk. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

A Mammoth Adventure

The find – an impressive section of mammoth tusk – was reported in 2006 through the Marine Aggregate Industry Protocol, which provides a safety...

Cirencester Cockerel inspires poem

As part of the current ‘Food for Thought’ exhibition at the Corinium Museum, poet Dan Simpson made a poem inspired by and honouring the...

Global warming, rising tides, a major gulf developing between Britain and...

Few travellers crossing the North Sea are aware that these grey northern waters cover a prehistoric landscape that once stretched without break between the...

Prehistoric elephants, Roman belts and medieval villages: ULAS 2017 review

As the year drew to an end, ULAS had time to reflect on a very busy 2017, and some of the discoveries made across...
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...
Two of the Roman Dorchester deviant burials. Image: Wessex Archaeology

Dorchester Romans are international news

The WA sites include Alington Avenue, Greyhound Yard, Dorchester By-Pass, and Dorchester Hospital, the skeletal remains from some of which were analysed by Jacqueline...