Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Archaeology

Join us on a journey through time from prehistory to the present day. Discover Neolithic stone tools and the origins of agriculture in ancient Mesopotamia. Explore the civilisations of Rome, Greece, the Inca’s and the Mayans. Learn about our industrial past.

Islay and Loch Finlaggan

Few hard facts are known of Somerled, an early King of the Isles and the Lord of Argyll and Kintyre in ancient Scotland. Little...

Boxgrove Man

In 1993, the tibia (shin bone) of an ancient man was discovered during an archaeological excavation at Boxgrove, near Chichester in West Sussex, England....

The History of Maize

Much controversy exists over the origins of domesticated maize/corn in the Americas. Archaeological evidence is examined to try and unearth the truth. The deliberate cultivation...

Metal Detectors and Archaeology: How to Metal Detect Responsibly

If you want to use metal detectors for amateur archaeology, it's important to know how to metal detect responsibly. Metal detecting is a great...

Discovery of the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

As war loomed in the summer of 1939 archaeologists uncovered Britain's richest Anglo-Saxon ship burial in the Suffolk countryside. Sutton Hoo lies on an...

The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

Miraculously unplundered, the Anglo-Saxon ship burial discovered at Sutton Hoo in1939 throws light on a mysterious time in English history. Discovered in the summer...

Industrial Archaeology: Archaeology and Industrial History

Industrial archaeology is the study of the material culture of industry. It covers all periods of Industrial history, not just the industrial revolution. Industrial...

Using Geoarchaeology to Find the Sources of Raw Materials

This article examines how archaeologists can use geoarchaeology to help determine the sources for the raw materials of artifacts. Figuring out where ancient people...

The Industrial Archaeology of Ironbridge Gorge

Examination of industrial archaeology in the Ironbridge Gorge shows the area has an industrial heritage stretching back to the middle ages. Ironbridge is most...