A lost city known only from inscriptions that existed some 1,200 years ago near Angkor in what is now Cambodia has been uncovered using airborne laser scanning.
The previously undocumented cityscape, called Mahendraparvata, is hidden beneath a dense forest on the holy mountain Phnom Kulen, which means “Mountain of the Lychees.”
The cityscape came into clear […]
From the BBC News:
A previously undiscovered church, thought to be at least 1,000 years old, has been found beneath Lincoln Castle.
It is believed the stone church was built in the Anglo-Saxon period, after the Romans left Britain and before the Norman conquest of 1066.
This story is a couple of months old, but I didn’t see it until now. Thought it was interesting and that I would post all the same. The bones have been buried for eight centuries, so I figured being a couple of months late on the news is not all that important. Timeliness in archaeology […]
From the BBC News:
An excavation funded with redundancy money shows Stonehenge was a settlement 3,000 years before it was built.
The archaeological dig, a mile from the stones, has revealed that people have occupied the area since 7,500BC.
The findings, uncovered by volunteers on a shoestring budget, are 5,000 years earlier than previously thought.
OSLO — A pre-Viking woolen tunic found beside a thawing glacier in south Norway shows how global warming is proving something of a boon for archaeology, scientists said on Thursday.
The greenish-brown, loose-fitting outer clothing — suitable for a person up to about 5 feet, 9 inches tall (176 centimeters) — was found 6,560 feet (2,000 […]
From the BBC:
The remains of a medieval village in the Borders have been uncovered during the laying of a new water main.
Scottish Water was carrying out the works at Philiphaugh on the outskirts of Selkirk.
It was laying new pipes between Howden and Yarrowford water treatment works when the discovery was made.
Initial studies suggested it was an […]
From Science Nordic:
The Vikings played ball, lifted stones and wrestled. Often the games turned violent and bloody, occasionally resulting in death.
Life in the Viking Age was tough and hard, and physical work filled much of their days, but their lives were not without leisure.
In a new study, Leszek Gardela uses archaeological findings and careful reading […]
From the Telegraph:
Archaeologists launched a bid to uncover the site one of the most famous battles in Scottish history - in the grounds of a police headquarters.
Archaeologists launched a bid to uncover the site one of the most famous battles in Scottish history — in the grounds of a police headquarters.
Central Scotland Police’s headquarters at Randolphfield, […]
From The Telegraph:
The body of King Richard III may finally be found after archaeologists identified what they believe is his resting place – underneath a council car park in Leicester.
Historical records show that Richard III was buried in the church of a Franciscan friary in Leicester shortly after his defeat and death at the hands […]
Soldiers recovering from injuries in Afghanistan are serving as volunteer archaeologists on a project in England known as Operation Nightingale. Led by the Defense Infrastructure Organisation and the Army, the soldiers discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon warrior, buried with a spear and a wooden drinking cup overlaid with bronze bands. The site of the […]