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Secrets of the deep to be revealed - New Centre for Maritime Archaeology founded at Oxford
Oxford University researchers will be able to get first-hand experience working on some of the most important underwater excavations being carried out today, following the creation of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology. An agreement between the University, the Hilti Foundation, and the Institut Européen d'Archéologie Sous-Marine (IEASM) will be signed today, following a... View News Article (2003-06-02)

Dig Manchester!
The University of Manchester's Field Archaeology Centre is to continue its successful 'Dig Manchester' project, which gives local communities the opportunity to sample archaeology in their own area, after receiving £500,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). View News Article (2005-03-08)

4,000 Year Old Archer With Golden Earrings
The richest Early Bronze Age burial in Britain has been found by astonished archaeologists. The grave of a mature man was found near Amesbury, Wiltshire and contains far more objects than any other burial of this date, about 2,300 BC. He has been identified as an archer on the basis of stone arrow heads and stone wristguards that protected the arm from the recoil of the bow. There were also stone... View News Article (2002-05-15)

Council for British Archaeology Slams Government Treasure Hunt
The Council for British Archaeology(1) today voiced their extreme concern about a commercial treasure hunting contract between the UK Government and an American underwater salvage company to recover bullion from a 17th century wreck off Gibraltar(2). Through this deal the British Government are engaged in a joint venture selling antiquities to pay for an investigation of doubtful archaeological... View News Article (2002-10-08)

Internet Archaeology - web publication for the 21st century
The electronic journal Internet Archaeology has just published 'Excavations at Cricklade, 1975'. The article features a series of innovative interactive plans and sections that have been digitised from the original inked-up field recordings. Web publication would never have been heard of when the excavations took place, so journal staff had their work cut out in determining just how to transform... View News Article (2003-07-16)

Digging for Victory ... with a Silver Trowel
The prestigious Silver Trowel Award, sponsored by Spear & Jackson, for the greatest initiative in archaeology was presented to the Council for British Archaeology's Defence of Britain Project by Sir Neil Cossons, Chairman of English Heritage, at the 2002 British Archaeological Awards ceremony held in Liverpool yesterday. View News Article (2002-11-08)

West Runton Elephant helps unlock the past
Researchers from the University of York and Manchester have successfully extracted protein from the bones of a 600,000 year old mammoth, paving the way for the identification of ancient fossils. View News Article (2011-03-31)

Onley Young Offenders Gain Educational Qualifications by Digging a Hole Thanks to University of Warwick and Channel 4's Big Dig
Four residents of Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institution and Remand Centre, Onley, are to gain some educational qualifications by digging an archaeological test pit in the establishment's market garden area thanks to University of Warwick and Channel 4's "Big Dig" Senior Officer Peter Ellis approached Channel 4 and registered Onley's interest in taking part in the "Big... View News Article (2003-06-26)

Young Archaeologists Discover New Sites
A group of young people on an archaeological holiday in Cornwall with the Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC)(1) have discovered two previously unrecorded oblong, grave-shaped stone mounds (2) on Minions Moor, part of Bodmin Moor.(3) Since this discovery in June, experts have examined the sites, which could date back to the Bronze Age. Local archaeologists had no idea these stone cairns were there... View News Article (2003-08-22)

National Trust and Archaeology Data Service Launch New Internet Resource
The National Trust and the Archaeology Data Service are pleased to announce the launch of an Index to the National Trust Sites and Monuments Record on the Internet. The Internet Launch of the National Trust SMR coincides with the signing of a new memorandum of understanding between the ADS and the National Trust, now also available... View News Article (2002-08-02)

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