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Will Britain’s future archaeologists discover a plastic-coated coastline?

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Eleven metres under the sea at Bouldnor Cliff, off the Isle of Wight, is a revealing archaeological site where our ancestors lived 8,000 years ago. The finds, which divers discovered when a lobster excavated flint too...

Help our profession or UK’s shared history will be lost, say archaeologists

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Brexit has led to a serious shortage of senior archaeologists, sparking fears that controls on developments could be lifted and undiscovered treasures and untold stories about our past will be lost for ever. “There’s ...

Archaeologists uncover oldest human burial in Africa

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Archaeologists have identified the oldest known human burial in Africa during field work that uncovered the remains of a child laid carefully to rest in a grave nearly 80,000 years ago. The arrangement of the bones sh...

Archaeologists identify 3,200-year-old temple mural of spider god in Peru

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Archaeologists in northern Peru have identified a 3,200-year-old mural painted on the side of an ancient adobe temple that is thought to depict a zoomorphic, knife-wielding spider god associated with rain and fertilit...