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Hoard of 70,000 Iron Age Coins found on Jersey in the english channel islands

When metal detectorists Reg Mead and Richard Miles found Iron Age coins under a Jersey field, they promptly reported their find to Jersey Heritage who excavated to reveal a massive hoard of coins dating to around 56BC. The hoard is still largely in one piece and is being excavated under laboratory conditions by Neil Mahrer. More..

The Jersey Iron Age Hoard



18th Century shipwreck under the world trade center, new york

Archaeologists have now analysed the date and structure of the timbers of the 18th century shipwreck found under the ruins of New York's World Trade Center. more


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  2. Archaeology Magazine Updated every weekday, a summary with links to about six news stories.
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  4. National Geographic Ancient World News Brief  summaries linked to full stories written by National Geographic reporters. About one story per day.
  5. Discovery Channel Brief summaries linked to pages, about one story per day.
  6. Stone Pages Archaeo News
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  10. Explorator Links to David Meadow's weekly newsletters, each containing about 50 links to the week's stories.
  11. Archaeology in Europe Regularly updated with summaries and links. About 20 stories per week, but only Europe.
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS

2014-7-29
Tens of thousands of artefacts over 700,000 years old have been found by archaeologists in South Africa. more
2014-7-29
A skull found from Galilee, Israel and 100,000 years old has been analysed - showing a traumatic injury. more
2014-7-29
A team of archaeologists in Spain have found a range of sites used by early humans, some of them as early as a million years old. more
2014-7-29
In Germany a hiker has discovered rock carvings - the oldest in Germany. more
2014-7-29
Rock art 4000 years old, used for tracking stars and predicting rainfall, has been found in Peru. more
2014-7-29
An ancient Roman shipwreck has been found in the sea near Spezia, Italy. more
2014-7-29
Excavations of the Roman fort at Binchester have uncovered a bath house and early evidence of Christianity. more
2014-7-29
A medieval letter seal has been found in excavations at Lufton, Yeovil. more
2014-7-29
Excavations of HMS London which sank in 1665 in the Thames, show the wreck has the same potential as the Mary Rose. more
2014-7-22
In northern Sudan archaeologists have found evidence for 70,000 year old structures - the earliest evidence in the world for permanent houses. more
2014-7-22
Footprints found in a Romanian cave 50 years ago have now been dated to between 29,000 and 36,500 years ago - some of the oldest known human footprints in the world. more
2014-7-22
In Rechnitz, Austria archaeologists have found a massive earthwork circle - roughly equivalent to Stonehenge, only 2000 years older. more
2014-7-22
Excavations in Ostia, the port of ancient Rome, have revealed a mansion and a dozen tombs. more
2014-7-22
A Roman Road complete with pot-holes has been found in a large Roman settlement in Devon. more
2014-7-22
An excavation in Northampton has revealed fragments of rare medieval linen and a piece of exotic marble.more
2014-7-15
In Norway, an 8,000 Year-old Skull Has Been Found With Preserved Brain Matter. more
2014-7-15
North Sudan - Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum. more
2014-7-15
Despite massive opposition, a statue has been auctioned by Northampton museums. more
2014-7-15
A car boot sale 3 bargain turns out to be an ancient Egyptian tool. more
2014-7-15
A set of objects found in Turkey show that the Assyrians were still using an ancient form of bookkeeping long after writing had been invented. more
2014-7-15
A pair of sharpened metal claws have been found in an ancient tomb in Peru. more
2014-7-15
Some very ancient things are being found on Pembrokeshire's beaches. more
2014-7-15
Archaeologists are preparing to dig in Robin Hood's village of Edwinstowe. more
2014-7-8
A new study suggests that climate change caused humans to evolve in a patchwork of environments. more
2014-7-8
Archaeologists are puzzling over bones found in a Danish bog. more
2014-7-8
In the clothes of Otzi, the iceman, scientists have extracted deer hair - and they've been analysing its dna. more
2014-7-8
Egyptian police examined a hole that opened up in a Sohag street, and it turns out to lead to 4000 year old chapel of a Pharaoh. more
2014-7-8
ISIS are cashing in on looted antiquities to fuel their move into Iraq. more
2014-7-8
Gay graffiti, 2500 years old, has been found on a remote Greek island. more
2014-7-8
A hoard of Iron Age and Roman coins has been found in a Derbyshire cave. more
2014-7-8
Archaeologists have found evidence for the revolt of Boudicca under a Colchester street. more
2014-7-8
In Sweden, they're examining a remarkable 16th century shipwreck. more
2014-7-1
Fossilised poo provides new evidence that Neanderthals ate their vegetables. more
2014-7-1
In Poland, archaeologists have found a meteorite fragment while excavating a 9000 year old house. more
2014-7-1
Archaeologists excavating a burial mound in Georgia (South Caucasus) have uncovered a 4000 year old burial with 2 wagons. more
2014-7-1
French archaeologists have been given extra time to complete excavation of an important chariot burial of the 2nd or 1st century BC in the Ardennes. more
2014-7-1
The remains of an 6000 year old house has been found in the Yorkshire Dales, England. more
2014-7-1
Welsh engineers have saved Egypt's Djoser Pyramid. more
2014-7-1
Northampton Council is selling off some of its museum's treasures. more
2014-7-1
The Colosseum in Rome was a bustling market in the Middle Ages. more
2014-6-24
New human sub species related to Neanderthals, identified from 17 skulls in cave Sima de los Huesos, Spain.
2014-6-24
Tip of arrowhead found in chin of Bronze Age man from Siberia.
2014-6-24
4500 year old pottery, seeds and bones from Ur, found in box in Bristol.
2014-6-24
Mystery coin found in Jersey's Iron Age hoard.
2014-6-24
Gold coin found at Vindolanda Roman fort near Hadrian's Wall, England.
2014-6-24
Remains of "End of the World" epidemic found in Egypt.
2014-6-24
Houses being demolished in Izmir, Turkey to reveal Roman amphitheatre.
2014-6-24
Archaeologists in Plymouth, Mass., USA are looking for the palisade that surrounded the Pilgrims' first settlement.
2014-6-17
Archaeologists may have found the oldest evidence for humans in Australia. more
2014-6-17
In North Yorkshire, England,  archaeologists have found evidence of stone age hunter gatherers 10,000 years ago. more
2014-6-17
In Northumberland, England, a gravedigger has found a stone axe that is around 5000 years old. more
2014-6-17
A Battlefield archaeologist is planning to excavate the site of the Battle of Hastings. more
2014-6-17
The grave of Vlad Tepes III, the inspiration for the fictional Dracula, may have been found in Naples. more
2014-6-17
Two divers have been in court after failing to declare 250,000 worth of treasure they plundered from shipwrecks. more
2014-6-17
A WW2 Prisoner of War Camp has been excavated in Scotland. more
2014-6-10
A study of our pre-human ancestors suggests that the shape of our face may be and adaptation against fist-fights. more
2014-6-10
Scientists have been analysing the dna of the people who began our farming practices. more
2014-6-10
Archaeologists have discovered the 4,000 year old tomb of an important Egyptian. more
2014-6-10
Archaeologists are excavating the Lower City of Mycenae, Greece. more
2014-6-10
The world's most advanced robotic diving suit is to be used to search the ancient wreck were a 2,000 year old computer was found. more
2014-6-10
Archaeological discoveries have been made in Bognor Regis, including a warrior who died at the time Julius Caesar invaded Britain. more
2014-6-10
An important medieval find has been made near Ceredigion, Wales. more
2014-6-3
Spanish archaeologists have found evidence for early use of fire. more
2014-6-3
South of the Thames at Battersea, London archaeologists have found prehistoric tools. more
2014-6-3
At Stonehenge ancient technologists have recreated stone age houses. more
2014-6-3
A rare figurine from the Bronze Age has been hauled out of the water by a Siberian fisherman. more
2014-6-3
A 2200 year old false tooth implant has been found in the burial o a woman in France. more
2014-6-3
East Lothian, Scotland, skeleton may be 10th Century Irish Viking king. more
2014-6-3
A lead seal, 800 years old, has been found in Jerusalem. more
2014-6-3
The coffin of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII has been opened to reveal gold and silk. more
2014-5-26
Prehistoric hunting scenes were found last November in a Spanish cave. more
2014-5-27
The mummy of a Pharaoh's brother has turned up in an Italian monastery. more
2014-5-27
A Greek archaeologist is in search of a lost city. more
2014-5-27
High tech mapping is being used to test Caesar's account of the Helvetii of Switzerland. more
2014-5-27
Excavations are revealing intriguing new information about Maryport on the Hadrian's Wall Roman frontier. more
2014-5-27
The microbiology of bacteria and fungi in fossilised poo is being used to identify the human groups who lived in the West Indies 1,500 years ago. more
2014-5-27
The Spanish conquest of Peru may have indirectly led to coastal erosion. more
2014-5-27
Divers are conducting an emergency excavation of an important 17th century shipwreck in the River Thames. more
2014-5-20
One of North America's oldest skeletons is being studied. more
2014-5-20
An ancient Roman military Camp has been unearthed in East Germany. more
2014-5-20
A climatic fluctuation over 4,400 years ago may have been the cause of the collapse of at least one civilisation. more
2014-5-20
In Scotland, the building of the Dunragit bypass has revealed an Iron Age village. more
2014-5-20
Archaeologists have been conducting a post-mortem on 1,900 year old remains of a man found in a Salford (England) peat bog. more
2014-5-20
A Roman underfloor heating system has been uncovered in South Wales. more
2014-5-20
Wreckage found of Haiti may be Columbus' Santa Maria. more
2014-5-20
Archaeologists have just begun emergency excavations of an important shipwreck in the Thames estuary. more
2014-5-13
Archaeologists have discovered a 5,600 year old tomb in Egypt. more
2014-5-13
Swansea University has been investigating an Egyptina mummified baby. more
2014-5-13
An Israeli archaeologist claims to have found King David's citadel. more
2014-5-13
About 5k from the mausoleum of Qin Shihuang and his terracotta army, have found what might be the tombs of the workers who built it. more
2014-5-13
In southern Peru, lines of rocks may have pointed the way to fairgrounds over 2000 years ago. more
2014-5-13
A bone from 'Scotland's dodo' has been found on an archaeological excavation. more
2014-5-13
According to a new study of the Black Death, the survivors of the plague were healthier and lived longer. more
2014-5-6
Neanderthals were "assimilated" by Homo sapiens according to a new study. more
2014-5-6
Hot stew for Neanderthals? Neanderthals probably cooked their food. more
2014-5-6
The people of the lost land of Doggerland in Britain's North Sea, may have been wiped out by a tsunami 8,200 years ago. more
2014-5-6
Off the coast of Menorca, Spain, students have found the oldest wreck ever found near the island c.300 BC. more
2014-5-6
In Mexico's Yucatan, archaeologists from Boston have discovered over 1,000 Mayan codices. more
2014-5-6
A metal detectorist has found a rare 7th century artefact in Northern Ireland. more
2014-5-6
English Heritage has opened its first submarine dive trail. more
2014-4-29
Modern humans - Homo sapiens - left Africa much earlier than previously thought - according to a new study. more
2014-4-29
In Sweden, archaeologists are sorting out a long-standing debate. They think farming was introduced by incoming farmers who mixed with the local hunter gatherer population. more
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