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The foundations of a luxurious private bath house once owned by some of the richest citizens of Roman Chichester have been found under a public park in the centre of the city.

via Luxury bath house from Roman Chichester unearthed by archaeologists | UK news | The Guardian

Cat Print Found on Roman Roof Tile in England – Archaeology Magazine

A cat’s paw print has been found on a piece of Roman roof tile dating to the first century A.D. in the East of England.

via Cat Print Found on Roman Roof Tile in England – Archaeology Magazine

Image credit to Cat Print Found on Roman Roof Tile in England – Archaeology Magazine

Database of Scotland’s ancient rock art to be created – The Archaeology News Network

About 6,000 rocks are known in Britain to have ancient cup and ring carvings. More than 2,000 of the sites are found in Scotland.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has been awarded £807,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council towards the five-year project.

The database would include 2D and 3D models of some of the decorated stone.

via Database of Scotland’s ancient rock art to be created – The Archaeology News Network

Archaeologists scan Reading garden for bones of King Henry I | Culture | The Guardian

Researchers look for tomb of William the Conqueror’s fourth son, whose remains are believed to have been buried in local abbey

via Archaeologists scan Reading garden for bones of King Henry I | Culture | The Guardian

Site of Jacobite last stand laser-scanned – The Archaeology News Network

Archaeologists from the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), which manages what is one of Scottish history’s the most iconic sites, are using cutting-edge, laser scanning, technology to provide a detailed model of the battlefield of Culloden.

via Site of Jacobite last stand laser-scanned – The Archaeology News Network

via Roman Forts around Hadrian’s Wall – Interactive Map – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

Archaeologists create 3D interactive digital reconstruction of King Richard III’s grave found under a car park — ScienceDaily

University of Leicester archaeologists who discovered and helped to identify the mortal remains of King Richard III have created a 3D interactive representation of the grave and the skeleton of the king under the car park.

via Archaeologists create 3D interactive digital reconstruction of King Richard III’s grave found under a car park — ScienceDaily.

Henry VIII May Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries – Archaeology Magazine

Salardini and his team argue that traumatic brain injury offers a better explanation for Henry’s memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches, insomnia, and perhaps even impotence than other ailments that have been suggested, such as syphilis, diabetes, and Cushing Syndrome.

via Henry VIII May Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries – Archaeology Magazine.

The Archaeology News Network: Anglo Saxon gold mount ‘mystery’ in Norfolk.

11,000 year old pendant is earliest known Mesolithic art in Britain – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

The artwork on the tiny fragile pendant, uncovered by a research team from the Universities of York, Manchester and Chester, is the earliest known Mesolithic art in Britain. Crafted from a single piece of shale, the subtriangular three-millimetre thick artefact measuring 31mm by 35mm contains a series of lines which archaeologists believe may represent a tree, a map, a leaf or even tally marks.

via 11,000 year old pendant is earliest known Mesolithic art in Britain – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News.

Image: THE STAR CARR PENDANT, CREDIT: HARRY ROBSON

Perfectly preserved bronze age wheel unearthed in Cambridgeshire | Science | The Guardian.

The Archaeology News Network: Effort to unlock secrets of 3,700-year-old woman ‘Ava’.

Medieval Graveyard Discovered in Scotland – Archaeology Magazine.

Ancient Egypt In London: 10 Places – Londonist.

The Archaeology News Network: Monumental Roman arcade found in Britain.

The Archaeology News Network: Burial site near Stonehenge exposed by badger.

Roman road unearthed at Hadrian Wall car park – The Archaeology News Network.

New finds at Britain’s Bronze Age ‘Pompeii’ – The Archaeology News Network.

Early Roman wall fresco found in London – The History Blog.

The Archaeology News Network: Lasers reveal Britain’s ‘lost’ Roman roads.

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