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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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There are many websites with the latest world archaeological news. Here are Win Scutt's top recommendations:

  1. Archaeologica Hand-picked links to each day's top stories. Usually about six per day.
  2. Archaeology Magazine Updated every weekday, a summary with links to about six news stories.
  3. BBC Latest Archaeology News Selected top stories - about one per day
  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
  7. EurekAlert Public Releases of latest research. About 2 per week.
  8. Science Daily Brief summaries and links to full stories by Science Daily reporters. Mixed with Palaeontology stories. One per day.
  9. Archaeology News Automatic News Feed
  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.
  12. Google Archaeology News. Search results for the last week. Automatically listed, so much irrelevant material.
  13. Yahoo Anthropology and Archaeology Automatic news feed with some irrelevant content.
  14. Topix Archaeology News A mixed collection of news stories

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS

2014-10-14
In France, archaeologists have found the arm bones of an early human. more
2014-10-14
In Indonesia, cave art has been found which dates back at least 40,000 years - as old as Europe's earliest cave art. more
2014-10-14
The remains of a Bronze Age palace 3000 years old have been found in SE Spain. more
2014-10-14
In Leicestershire, archaeologists have discovered the bronze fittings of an Iron Age chariot. more
2014-10-14
Excavations continue at the mysterious tomb at Amphipolis in Northern Greece where an important person from the time of Alexander the Great was buried - and now they've found a mosaic. more
2014-10-14
Forensics have revealed that a skeleton found in another tomb is that of Alexander's father, Philip II. more
2014-10-14
Underwater archaeologists have just completed an excavation on the famous Antikythera wreck - which once produced an ancient computer. more
2014-10-14
On Tyneside, the head of a small statue of a goddess has been found. more
2014-10-14
A remarkable Viking treasure has been found in Scotland. more
2014-10-14
Did Harold die at the Battle of Hastings? One researcher thinks he didn't and a search is about to begin at Waltham Abbey for his remains. more
2014-10-7
A 13,000 year old spear made from the horn of a woolly rhinoceros has been found in the Arctic. more
2014-10-7
Men and women appear to have had equal status in one of Turkey's first farming settlements, Catalhoyuk. more
2014-10-7
Pottery made by early farmers has just been found in the Scilly Isles, UK. more
2014-10-7
Shaving and manicures seem to have been an important part of life for Scandinavian warriors in the Bronze Age. more
2014-10-7
The footprint of a workman has been found in a Roman brick in Turkey. more
2014-10-7
An early image of Jesus Christ has been found in Spain - and he doesn't have a beard! more
2014-10-7
A wooden canoe found in New Zealand in 2012 has now been found to be 600 years old. more
2014-10-7
A shipwreck found off the Japanese coast may be from Kublai Khan's invasion fleet. more
2014-10-7
A shipwreck from Franklin's expedition recently found in the Canadian Arctic has now been identified as HMS Erebus. more
2014-9-30
New tool types were invented by early humans after they left Africa. more
2014-9-30
The oldest traces of modern humans in Europe have been found in Austria. more
2014-9-30
Siberian mammoth unearthed after it had been eaten by people 25,000 years ago. more
2014-9-30
Sitting around the fire changed human society. more
2014-9-30
Ritual and astronomical practices 9000 years ago have been revealed in Poland. more
2014-9-30
Geoglyphs, rather like Peru's Nazca Lines, have been found in Kazakhstan. more
2014-9-30
Sardinian archaeologists have found a giant statue. more
2014-9-30
A  hoard from the time of Boudica's rebellion in Colchester is revealing its secrets. more
2014-9-30
A detectorist in Devon has found a massive hoard of 22000 Roman coins. more
2014-9-30
China's largest ancient nomadic campsite has been unearthed. more
2014-9-30
Search for King Harold's remains approved. more
2014-9-30
Ancient stone castle found under Ross-on-Wye school. more
2014-9-23
dna study suggests that there were three main groups that made up Europe's population in prehistory. more
2014-9-23
Finds of gold jewellery from burial mounds around Stonehenge suggest that some of the work was done by children. more
2014-9-23
More evidence is coming to light about the relationship of ancient sites with astronomy. more
2014-9-23
An Egyptian woman who lived 3000 years ago had elaborate hair extensions. more
2014-9-23
Archaeologists are still working through the chambers of a tomb in northern Greece from the time of Alexander the Great - and there might be a fourth chamber. more
2014-9-23
The building of a major road in western Greece has revealed a previously unknown buried city. more
2014-9-23
After painstaking restoration, the lavish rooms of the Emperor Augustus have been opened to the public for the first time. more
2014-9-23
In Norfolk, archaeologists have detected the remains of a town or fort underlying the Roman city of the Iceni. more
2014-9-23
A burial from the late Iron Age or Roman period has been found near Heathrow Airport with bronze ear or hair rings. more
2014-9-23
New research explains why there were so many child burials around a Buckinghamshire Roman villa. more
2014-9-23
In Denmark, archaeologists are excavating a thousand year old Viking fortress. more
2014-9-23
Modern forensic techniques have identified the causes of King Richard III's death. more
2014-9-16
As part of a project to "see" buried features in the Stonehenge Landscape, another amazing discovery has been revealed - a C-shaped stone setting under the henge at Durrington Walls. more
2014-9-16
In NW France, new excavations have uncovered a group of tombs and burials 6,500 years old. more
2014-9-16
A sunken ship has been found off the Turkish coast, and it may be the world's oldest. more
2014-9-16
A suit of armour made from bone has been found in Siberia. more
2014-9-16
In China the tomb of the First Emperor's grandmother has been discovered in Xi'an. more
2014-9-16
In Greece, excavations continue at the tomb of a important person at the time of Alexander the Great. more
2014-9-16
Near Frankfurt, an educational dig has stumbled on the remains of a lost Roman fort. more
2014-9-16
Archaeologists have discovered the 1,000 year old Viking 'Parliament' in Scotland. more
2014-9-16
Archaeologists in Leicestershire have found two skeletons holding hands. more
2014-9-16
How one of Shackleton's ships was found in the Arctic. more
2014-8-26
New research shows that modern humans and neanderthals overlapped in Europe much longer than previously thought. more
2014-8-26
Homo sapiens living in the Benidorm area are the first people known to include snails in their diet. more
2014-8-26
A baby's rattle, 4000 years old, has been found in the ruins of a Bronze Age city in Turkey. more
2014-8-26
The latest techniques are being used to see underground in the Stonehenge landscape - and a major new discovery has been made. more
2014-8-26
A wooden cooking trough dating to the Bronze Age has been found on the west coast of Ireland. more
2014-8-26
A shipwreck dating to 700BC has been found on the seabed near the island of Gozo - and it's believed to be Phoenician. more
2014-8-26
An Ice Mummy found in 1993 may be reburied if local elders and spiritual leaders have their way. more
2014-8-26
Archaeologists are excavating near the gateway of a great defended town in France dating to the Iron Age. more
2014-8-26
The Conservator working on the massive hoard of Iron Age coins found in Jersey, aims to conserve 500 coins a week over three years. more
2014-8-26
A gold coin may be the key to understanding a massacre on the Swedish island of Oland. more
2014-8-19
Major discovery of Neanderthal flint tools and fauna in Sa˘ne valley, France 55-35 thousand years old. more
2014-8-19
Late neolithic henge, sacred way and two ring ditches possibly found at Sittingbourne, Kent. more
2014-8-19
Mummification in Egypt has prehistoric origins. more
2014-8-19
Archaeologists ready to enter tomb in Amphipolis, Greece dating to time of Alexander c.300BC. more
2014-8-19
Eight skeletons found in Gaulish grain silo c500BC near Iron Age salt mines, SE France. more
2014-8-19
6th-century tumulus built like step pyramid first of its kind in Japan. more
2014-8-19
Pyramid, ball court and palaces around four major plazas found in Yucatan jungle, Mexico. more
2014-8-19
Black Death in Barcelona. Yersinia pestis found in mass grave of 120 victims in Basilica crypt. more
2014-8-19
Richard III skeleton reveals he drank 2-3 litres alcohol per day and had rich diet. more
2014-8-12
A new study suggests that our testosterone declined when we made art and advanced tools about 50,000 years ago. more
2014-8-12
How did early agricultural societies deal with climate change. more
2014-8-12
A lavish tomb, over 2000 years old, has been discovered in China. more
2014-8-12
New Nazca Lines - geoglyphs - have been revealed by gales and sandstorms in Peru. more
2014-8-12
The National Trust has acquired an important hillfort in Dorset. more
2014-8-12
Archaeologists in Colchester have found evidence of sophisticated water technology in Roman times. more
2014-8-12
A rich Roman villa with hypocaust and painted wall plaster has been found in Somerset. more
2014-8-12
Important Saxon finds have been made during the excavation of a cemetery in Wiltshire. more
2014-8-12
Archaeologists excavating a "lost" medieval manor house in Leicestershire have uncovered the foundations for a great barn. more
2014-8-5
In Brittany, France archaeologists have found the foundations of massive stone age houses nearly 7000 years old. more
2014-8-5
New research shows Oetzi the Iceman had a genetic disposition to heart disease. more
2014-8-5
During construction work in an Athenian suburb, archaeologists have found a cup inscribed with the name of the city's most famous statesman, Pericles. more
2014-8-5
In Denmark, archaeologists have made a grim discovery among the bodies of men fallen in a great battle. more
2014-8-5
On the outskirts of Cardiff, archaeologists have been excavating an Iron Age hillfort - underneath it they've found an important site over 3,000 years older. more
2014-8-5
A dig in Kirkaugh, Northumberland has turned up a valuable group of artefacts 4,300 years old in an Bronze Age burial mound. more
2014-8-5
An amazing find in Scotland - a large stone engraved with Pictish symbols. more
2014-8-5
In France's Lower Normandy, archaeologists have been excavating a fascinating cemetery dating back 1300 years. more
2014-7-29
Tens of thousands of artefacts over 700,000 years old have been found by archaeologists in South Africa. more
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