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Ancient coastal settlements uncovered in East Yorkshire

Traces of Roman and medieval-era coastal settlements have been found along the Humber River in East Yorkshire. The villages were abandoned hundreds to thousands of years ago due to historic coastal erosion and sea level rise. Many of the lost settlements were thought to be in the area from records in

Silk Road settlement found in Uzbekistan

A Silk Road settlement dating back 2,000 years has been found in the Ferghana Valley in Uzbekistan. An excavation group consisting of Chinese and Uzbek archaeologists unearthed ancient city dating back 2,000 years in Central Asia. As a result of two years' excavation works conducted by the Institute of Archaeology of Chinese

Roman settlements and road found in northern England

Evidence of wealthy Roman settlements and a section of Roman roadway have been uncovered in North Yorkshire. Construction work to upgrade Britain's longest road into a major highway has revealed a treasure trove of rare artifacts from one of the earliest and wealthiest Roman settlements in the country. The findings include ancient

14,000-year-old settlement site found in British Columbia

A settlement dating back 14,000 years has been found on Triquet Island in British Columbia, Canada. "Heiltsuk oral history talks of a strip of land in that area where the excavation took place. It was a place that never froze during the ice age and it was a place where our

Anglo-Saxon village unearthed in Cambridge

An Anglo-Saxon settlement has been discovered during construction in Cambridge, England. Duncan Hawkins, Head of Archaeology and Build Heritage for CgMs, said: “Evidence of the time period 5th to 7th century AD is almost non-existent so this gives us a highly important window into understanding how people lived in that era,

Large Roman settlement found in eastern England

Construction in Bottisham, England has led to the discovery of an ancient Roman villa complex. The team of archaeologists uncovered three high-status Roman buildings, which formed part of a rural villa complex dating from between around 200 to 400 AD. It is believed one of the buildings was a bath house as

Plymouth settlement excavated in Boston

Archaeologists have uncovered part of the original settlement of Pilgrims who arrived at Plymouth in 1620. The breakthrough occurred on Burial Hill, a rise that includes a centuries-old cemetery where historical lore had long placed part of the first settlement. But archeologists had never dug there before — partly through concerns

Mesolithic settlement found off Swedish coast

A 9,000-year-old settlement has been found underwater off the southern coast of Sweden. The site was occupied about 9,000 years ago when the level of the Baltic Sea was about 10-12 metres lower than it is today, Anton Hansson, a PhD geology student at Lund University in Sweden told IBTimes UK. The

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