Beyond Notability

Beyond Notability is a new project examining the role that women played in archaeology, history, and heritage in Britain between 1870 and 1950. The three-year ยฃ929,729 research project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of Londonโ€™s…

Byzantine wine factory unearthed in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered the largest complex of Byzantine winepresses ever found. The industrial estate, where around 2 million litres of wine were produced every year, was recently unearthed in the city of Yavne and dated to c.1,500 years ago.…

‘Industrial scale’ medieval tannery found at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire

Archaeologists working at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire have identified the remains of a monastic tannery, where animal hides would have been processed in the medieval period to produce a variety of essential materials, including vellum on which scribes would have written religious texts. The tannery was located using ground-penetrating radar…

Roman tools from Volubilis

A study of stone tools from the Roman site of Volubilis in central Morocco has revealed that the material used to make them was specifically selected to improve the function of each object.…

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