1300 edition of the Magna Carta found

Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

An edition of the Magna Carta produced in 1300 and worth more than $15 million has been found in an archive in Kent, England. “It is a fantastic piece of news for Sandwich which puts it ... Read More

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Roman roadside cemetery found in Devon

Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

15 skeletons have been found at a roadside Roman cemetery found by metal detectorists in Devon, England. 15 ancient skeletons have been discovered on an archaeological dig in Ipplepen, a major Romano-British settlement in Devon and ... Read More


4,000-year-old child’s grave found on Orkney island

Published on February 20th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The 4,000-year-old remains of a child has been found buried on an Orkney island in Scotland. The grave – which it is believed could be up to 4,000 years old – was uncovered on Sanday’s shoreline ... Read More


Medieval chapel found in Yorkshire

Published on February 19th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A medieval chapel, built before the Norman Conquest of 1066, has been found in North Yorkshire. Two bodies were also found at the site. It is thought the remains were of a young man and an ... Read More


Identifying those buried in London’s Bedlam cemetery

Published on February 19th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Volunteers have been examining parish records in an effort to help determine the names of the extimated 5,000 people buried in Bedlam cemetery in London. Some of the names include Sir Ambrose Nicholas, who was Lord ... Read More


How modern humans ate their way to dominance

Published on February 18th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Science Magazine has posted an interesting article detailing about the genetic changes that occurred in modern humans to diversify our palettes, which in turn helped us rise to dominance on this planet. As humans adapted to ... Read More


3D measurements revise dog domestication date

Published on February 18th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

3D analysis of 30,000-year-old skulls thought to belong to domesticated dogs have revealed that the skulls actually belong to wolves. This revises the dates for the domestication of man’s best friend to about 15,000 years ago ... Read More


New dates for disappearance of Neanderthals from Iberian Peninsula

Published on February 17th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

New research suggests that Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula 45,000 years ago, 5,000 years earlier than they did from the rest of Europe. Analysis with high resolution techniques, which combined palaeoenvironmental and archaeological data, point ... Read More

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