Medieval stone coffin discovered in England

Archaeologists working on the site of a former car park in the English town of Lincoln were surprised to have uncovered a medieval stone coffin.

6th-century barbarian cemeteries offer insights into the transformation of Europe, study finds

This research provides the clearest picture yet of the lives and population movements of communities associated with the Lombards, a barbarian people that ruled most of Italy for more than two hundred years

The remains of a victim of the Lithuanian invasion of 1354 discovered in the “Pompeii of Warmia”

Archaeologists conducting excavations near the Polish village Barczewko have discovered the skeleton of a man killed in 1354 during the Lithuanian invasion. This place is called the ‘Pompeii of Warmia’ because the ruins of the city destroyed during the invasion are preserved intact.

Genetic secrets of early medieval warriors revealed from German burial site

In 1962, an Alemannic burial site containing human skeletal remains was discovered in Niederstotzingen in southwestern Germany. A team of researchers have now examined the DNA of these skeletal remains, and discovered that this was a group of warriors buried between the years 580 and 630 AD.

700-year-old floor discovered by archaeologists at Bath Abbey

Archaeologists have discovered a stunning 13th century tiled floor during renovation works for Bath Abbey’s Footprint Project.

Pictish symbol stone discovered in Aberdeen

A Pictish stone carved with mysterious symbols has been discovered in the River Don as river levels drop this summer.

Half the population of the Viking-town Sigtuna were migrants, study finds

New analysis of the remains of 38 people who lived and died in the Swedish town of Sigtuna between the 10th and 12th centuries reveals high genetic variation and a wide scale migration.

Anglo-Saxon burial ground uncovered by archaeologists and military veterans

This summer archaeologists teamed up with volunteers and a group of injured military veterans to excavate a portion of Barrow Clump on Salisbury Plain, an archaeological site in southwestern England. They uncovered a burial ground dating to the 6th century AD.

Search begins for Sheffield’s lost medieval castle

A team of archaeologists has begun the search for the lost remains of Sheffield Castle as part of a project that could be used to help regenerate part of the city.

Heatwave reveals medieval road in England

Keele University scientists have discovered a road created by the Knights Templar after the recent heatwave exposed the long-hidden foundations.

Polish archaeologists discover medieval graves in Sicily

Polish archaeologists discovered 800 year-old burials during excavations near the medieval church of San Michele del Golfo near Palermo in Sicily. According to the scientists, the graves could belong to the Normans, descendants of the Vikings.

Tudor Shipwreck Discovered in Southeastern England

Archaeologists are now excavating a recently-discovered shipwreck found in southeastern England, which is believed to date from the Tudor-era. 

Fifth-century mosaics offer clues on life in a medieval Jewish village

“The mosaics decorating the floor of the Huqoq synagogue revolutionize our understanding of Judaism in this period”

The Italian “commercial revolution”: an archaeological reading

Archaeology tells us more about how commerce really worked than written texts do, but it has not been used enough to construct historical narratives on its own; this lecture will offer one.

‘Viking Age Destruction’ found to have preserved key parts of Scotland’s largest Pictish fort

When one of Scotland’s most powerful Pictish forts was destroyed by fire in the 10th century – a time when Vikings are known to have been raiding the Moray coastline – it brought to a rapid end a way of life which had endured for centuries.

Archaeologists to go searching for lost Anglo-Saxon monastery

A team of archaeologists and history-lovers will begin searching for the Anglo-Saxon monastery established in the seventh-century in Scotland.

Living with Medieval Things: Why We Need a Global Medieval Archaeology

This essay argues for the critical relevance of medieval material culture to contemporary politics, and for the necessity of an engaged global medieval archaeology.

A case of blood vengeance from 1,000 years ago

Skull slashed by a sword and palm bones from approximately 1,000 years ago discovered in a cave in the Jerusalem hills.

The Copenhageners from 1,000 years ago

‘Were these the first Copenhageners? Did they come from the east, or were they born in the area? Did they live in a small village or a larger, active urban community? I really want to know who they were’,

Uncovering the secrets of a medieval church in Norway

A fascinating and complex history of the church has been uncovered, beginning with the original wooden church and leading to a sequence of three major rebuildings, corresponding in time with the transformation from Viking king Olaf to the royal saint St. Olaf of Norway. After more than a year of continuous archaeological investigation, a major […]

5th-century massacre site uncovered by archaeologists

Archaeologists working on the Swedish island of Öland have uncovered evidence showing dozens of men were massacred about 1,500 years ago.

Nomads were setting food trends along the Silk Roads

‘Nomadic groups likely had access to a wider variety of foods. Through their mobility, they promoted far-reaching networks along the Silk Road, and therefore had great potential to influence trends and cultural changes’

Who Were the Alans? Searching for an Early Medieval People

The Early Middle Ages saw many peoples migrating throughout Eurasia. In a talk given earlier this month at the University of Oxford, a Russian archaeologist offered new insights into the Alans.

Stowford: an early medieval hundred meeting place

In the summer of 2015 archaeological excavation sought to examine the location of an early medieval hundred meeting place (‘moot’) in southern Wiltshire.

Researchers discover early medieval women with their skulls altered

A new palaeogenomic study of early medieval people in southern Germany has revealed the presence of women who had their skulls artificially altered.

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