A long-lost Anglo-Saxon royal settlement whose people buried their kings at Sutton Ho, has been discovered. A survey revealed human occupation and activity at Rendlesham, from late prehistory up to the modern day, with a particularly large, rich activity in medieval times. bg
Medieval villagers mutilated the dead to stop them rising, study finds
A study by archaeologists has revealed certain people in medieval Yorkshire were so afraid of the dead they chopped, smashed and burned their skeletons to make sure they stayed in their graves. And we thought "get #medieval" was just an Urban Di
Tests and analysis are under way after a surprise archaeological find, writes Niall Murray
"Four linked stories of discovery and survival begin with a Paleolithic-era girl who makes the first written signs, continue with Anna, who people call a witch, then a mad twentieth-century poet who watches the ocean knowing the horrors it hides, and concluding with an astronaut on the first spaceship from Earth sent to colonize another world."
The Bell Beaker culture is understood not only as a particular pottery type, but as a complete and complex cultural phenomenon involving other artefact styles such as weaponry and ornamentation, as well as shared ideological, cultural and religious ideas. The Bell Beaker period marks a period of unprecedented cultural contact in Atlantic and Western Europe on a scale not seen previously, nor again seen in succeeding periods.