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Pre-Columbian North America – Stages of Cultural Evolution

The diverse and complex history of North American peoples before Columbus is a story that is under-remembered; it deserves its place in American...

Peopling of North America

The diverse and complex history of North American peoples before Columbus is a story that is under-remembered; it deserves its place in American...

Volunteer Archaeology: Discover Local History and Learn about Digs

Volunteer archaeology allows beginners and experienced excavators to take part in archaeological digs and learn about local history Volunteer archaeology is the perfect way to...

Wharram Percy: Archaeology and Life in a Medieval Village

The archaeology of Wharram Percy reveals life in a medieval village - from medieval houses to the health and life expectancy of medieval...

Wharram Percy: Archaeological Fieldwork in a Medieval Village

Pioneering archaeological fieldwork at Wharram Percy revolutionised the way in which deserted medieval villages in the UK were excavated and understood. Around 3000 villages...

The Sacred Sites of the Iceni in Post Boudiccan Roman Britain

Tacitus claims that Roman revenge against the Iceni in Post Boudiccan Roman Britain was brutal. The archaeology of Iceni sacred sites back this...

Roman Towns and the Archaeology of the Revolt of Roman Britain

The Boudiccan revolt of Roman Britain in 60AD can be detected in the archaeology of roman towns such as Colchester, St Albans, London...

Archaeology for Kids: Archaeology Activities for the Under-18s

Archaeology for kids is safe and fun. There are a range of clubs and activities where archaeologists help under 18s learn about practical...

Otzi: The Iceman

Otzi, also known as Oetsi, Similaun Man, The Man from Hauslabjoch and Frozen Fritz, was discovered in 1991 frozen in a glacier near the...

Egyptian Blue Frit

Archaeology looks at how the ancient Egyptians made the blue frit pigment that they widely used in decorations. Egyptian blue and green Frit are...
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