Archaeology

The Real Treasure of Tutankhamun

Uncovering a Wealth of Information Using Everyday Objects The tomb of Tutankhamun, opened up by Howard Carter and his team in November 1922, is the only “essentially intact” pharaoh’s tomb to have been found. However the glittering golden artefacts discovered within this royal resting place may have blinded people to the importance of the scientific… Read More »The Real Treasure of Tutankhamun

Pages of Healing: A Bookish Timeline of Historic Healthcare

Be it medicinal herbs or antibiotics, humans have been healing since there have been humans to heal. As we’re already Putting Science & Medicine Under the Microscope for #WorldHealthDay, why not supplement your knowledge with this globetrotting timeline inspired by just a few of our health-giving titles on the history of medicine?

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A Conversation with Richard Osgood

We were recently fortunate enough to sit down for a conversation with Richard Osgood, author of Broken Pots, Mending Lives, which tells the story of Operation Nightingale, the groundbreaking wellbeing initiative using archaeology to help veterans on their journeys to recovery. Scroll down to discover what led Richard to become an archaeologist, learn more about… Read More »A Conversation with Richard Osgood

Upcoming Autumn Books for Your Rainy Day Reading Nook 🍂

It’s been a very autumnal summer here in the UK — now, it’s time to prepare for the real thing. But as they seasons change, so too do bookshelves. Stockpile for the cool breeze and falling leaves by pre-ordering a pile of shiny new books. (And it’s not like we’re biased or anything, but here are a few that we just can’t wait for!)

Changing Veterans’ Futures through Digging up the Past: The Inspiring Story of Operation Nightingale

Uncover the story of Operation Nightingale, the first and largest wellbeing initiative for military servicemen and women using archaeology, and discover how excavating an archaeological trench can be the perfect way for armed forces veterans to begin digging their way out of the trenches of their previous experiences on their journey to recovery. By the… Read More »Changing Veterans’ Futures through Digging up the Past: The Inspiring Story of Operation Nightingale

A Tale as Ancient as Time: Exploring the Archaeology of Early Societies in the Llŷn Peninsula

Have you ever been to the Llŷn Peninsula? This highly popular holiday destination, with its captivating coastline and magnificent mountains, is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Britain. Something which the area’s many visitors may not know, is that the peninsula is peppered with hundreds of archaeological sites and monuments… Read More »A Tale as Ancient as Time: Exploring the Archaeology of Early Societies in the Llŷn Peninsula

The Dos and Don’ts of Digging a Bog Body

(and a warning about tasting the archaeological record!) ‘Bog bodies’ are some of the most familiar finds associated with peatland archaeology. However, they are in fact comparatively rare. In this blog Benjamin Gearey, co-author of An Introduction to Peatland Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments, tells the tale of the discovery of the Tumbeagh Bog Body. This case… Read More »The Dos and Don’ts of Digging a Bog Body