Below are other websites about archaeology. There are subject specific ones, news stories, site news. There is lots of great information out there on the internet from beginner introductions to specific details on artefacts.
Enjoy discovering the world of archaeology.
Dr Dig – got any questions about archaeology? See if you can find the answer here.
BAJR – British Archaeological Jobs and resources
BBC Archaeology – news about archaeology in 2012
BBC Chronicle Programme archive – BBC programmes about major archaeological sites
Post Hole an online journal for anyone interested in archaeology edited by students.
Greater Archaeology – website about the history of archaeology, famous archaeologists, the different branches of archaeology and recent archaeological news.
Mick’s Master Class Monasteries, Churches, hedges, community research
Francis Pryor’s blog site – wetland archaeology and much more
Digital digging – clever use of technology to enhance understanding of sites
Doug’s Archaeology – investigating the profession
Digventures – Have you always wanted to try Archaeology – well now is your chance.
York Archaeology – Magazine about the archaeology happening around York.
Stone Tools Museum – a viral museum about stone age tools- lots of fab pictures
The archaeology of Human Bones by Simon Mays – ebook – very detailed look at the archaeology of human bones
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York Osteoarcaheology – lists all the sites they have worked on in the region connected with human remains of different periods.
“Each standing stone was around 4.1 metres (13 ft) high, 2.1 metres (6 ft 11 in) wide and weighed around 25 tons” wikipedia
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Some of the most recent reasearch includes laser scans of the stones by Wessex Archaeology.
This is a very broad subject area. Archaeologists can look at where the pottery was found and what other artefacts were found with. They can look at the style of the pottery and compare it to other pottery found on other sites or they can use scientific techniques. Below are a few websites that explore the subject.
Archaeology an Introduction by Kevin Greene Chapter 4 has a section on archaeological dating techniques.
Rehydroxlation is the most up to date method developed by the universities of Manchester and Edinburgh.
New Anglo- Saxon Finds in York
Iron Age Hut Circles and Roman Roads in Nidderdale
Some of the best preserved medieval sculpture dating to the 10th and 11th century in Britain.
Anglo Saxon Finds
Rare gaming piece found. To read more see:
Can you Help?
English heritage are looking for an army of volunteers to help them record Grade II listed buildings. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24457052
World Oldest Calendar Found?
Sutton Hoo On line exhibition launched
Take a look at this fantastic new on-line exhibition about Sutton Hoo.
Mick Aston Dies:
It was with sadness that we learnt about the death of Mick Aston on the 25th June.
Mick was a committed community archaeologist who believed that archaeology should be made available to all without compromise or ‘dumbing down’. His 19 series of Time Team enthused many archaeologists working today and he had an effortless manner in explaining excavations in a way anyone could understand them.
King Richard III found
– BBC coverage-1 ( 4/2/13)
Sir James Tillie mystery: Archaeologists find body in vault
Woolly Rhino gives clues to prehistoric climate
Black Death Pit found in London
Rock Art at Stonehenge
http://www.archaeology.ws/stonehenge.html ( with further link to full report)
Modern Europeans will hear again the music and the instruments of their distant ancestors – from dwellers in caves to audiences at Greek and Roman amphitheatres – thanks to a £3.5 million project in which a University of Huddersfield lecturer plays a key role.
The Ancient Romans Were Better At Making Sustainable Concrete Than We Are
Researchers believe that the ancient Romans created concrete that is more environmentally friendly and durable than modern cement.
How Wolves became Dogs
– The examiner- coverage of American/Swedish Study (23/1/13)
1200 year old skeltetons found in Mexico
New Pyramid found in Egypt
Evidence of Hard Labour in Ancient Egypt