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Heritage from home: June

As museums and heritage sites reopen, we’re looking forward to visiting our favourite spots as soon as possible – but there are still plenty of resources available online from historical, archaeological, and cultural institutions and sites around the world, as well as podcasts, TV shows, social media content, and more.…

Current Archaeology 376

• Galloway Hoard: a Viking Age collection
• Nero, Boudica, and Roman Britain
• Thomas Becket at the British Museum
•Carmarthenshire: a long-lost henge in Wales
• 12th-century civil war smithy site…

Latest dating evidence for the Cerne Abbas hill figure

Analysis of sediment samples taken from the Cerne Abbas Giant has shed new light on the origins of the Dorset hill figure, suggesting that the chalk outline may have been created in the late Anglo-Saxon period. Current Archaeology's Carly Hilts reports.…

Using computer science to classify potsherds

‘Now, using digital photographs of pottery, computers can accomplish what used to involve hundreds of hours of tedious, painstaking, and eye-straining work by archaeologists, who physically sorted pieces of broken pottery into groups, in a fraction of the time and with greater consistency.’…

Finds tray – dragonesque Roman brooch

While these types of brooch first appeared in Britain shortly after the Roman conquest in AD 43, they clearly include aspects of Celtic design, and this is reflected in the fact that many have been discovered near the northern frontier of the Roman Empire – the point where Roman and…

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