Detectorist 'shaking with happiness' after Bronze Age find

A metal detectorist discovers a rare hoard of Bronze Age artefacts during an expedition near Peebles.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 10, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: archaeology peebles scottish-borders-council

Mystery of origin of Stonehenge megaliths solved

Archaeologists have pinpointed the source of the stones to an area 15 miles north of the site.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 29, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: archaeology stonehenge marlborough

Mexico archaeology: Pre-Hispanic ruins found on mountaintop

Experts think the site, estimated to be 1,500 years old, was dedicated to the god of the underworld.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: archaeology mexico

Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas

Humans settled in the Americas much earlier than previously thought, according to new finds from Mexico.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
July 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: human-evolution archaeology mexico

Ancient Americans made epic Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics genome archaeology colombia sailing french-polynesia

First Viking ship excavation in a century begins in Norway

Just three other well-preserved vessels from the period have been discovered in the Scandinavian country.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: archaeology norway

Stonehenge: Neolithic monument found near sacred site

Experts believe the find is more than 4,500 years old and marked a boundary near to the sacred site.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: archaeology university-of-st-andrews stonehenge durrington

DNA study reveals Ireland's age of 'god-kings'

A genetic survey of ancient remains from Ireland reveals the existence of a Stone Age social elite.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: dna genetics genome archaeology republic-of-ireland

Red Lion: Archaeologists 'find London's earliest theatre'

The Red Lion is thought to be the first purpose-built theatre created in the Elizabethan era.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: archaeology william-shakespeare theatre shoreditch whitechapel

Red Hugh: Spanish dig for the bones of 'Fighting Prince of Donegal'

The Irish chieftain was buried in the same Spanish chapel as Christopher Columbus.

By Eimear Flanagan • bbcnews
May 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: archaeology spain republic-of-ireland

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