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15th-century printed page found in university archive

A page from a book printed in 1476 has been found in the archives of the University of Reading. The 540-year-old leaf comes from a medieval priests' handbook that had been printed by William Caxton, who introduced the printing press to England, according to a statement from the University of Reading. "I

Hidden annotations found in England’s first printed Bible

Hidden annotations found in England's first printed Bible, published in 1535. The annotations are copied from the famous ‘Great Bible’ of Thomas Cromwell, seen as the epitome of the English Reformation. Written between 1539 and 1549, they were covered and disguised with thick paper in 1600. They remained hidden until their

400-year-old personalized smoking pipes found at Jamestown

Fragments of 400-year-old smoking pipes, bearing what may be the earliest printing in English America, have been found in Jamestown, Virginia. Stamped with the names of Sir Walter Raleigh and other eminent men back in England, the pipes may have been intended to impress investors—underscoring Jamestown's fundamentally commercial nature. "Finding

The use of 3D-printing in archaeology

Some archaeologists are using 3D-Printing technology to create 3D models of ancient buildings. They're excavating an ancient Roman amphitheater and surrounding structures, carefully recording locations and dimensions of the buried buildings. Back at the lab, they transform the field survey results into 3D models, which are then printed and positioned to

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