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Bradgate Park excavations to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

Free public event to explore new findings at popular attraction on Sunday 3 July. Members of the public are invited to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries being made by our University’s Archaeology fieldschool at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, during a free family Open Day on Sunday 3 July between 11.00am – 4.00pm. Academics, professional archaeologists and students from the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History are … Continue reading Bradgate Park excavations to be revealed at archaeology discovery day

Archaeologists working on the site in Bradgate Park.

Evidence of Ice Age hunters found in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

In February, Bradgate Park Trust commissioned ULAS to investigate remains found at the Little Matlock Gorge site – a project that, by its conclusion two weeks later has revealed that Ice Age hunters targeted Bradgate Park as an ideal hunting ground. The gradual erosion of a footpath at the eastern end of the site in recent years has revealed numerous worked flint artefacts indicating an … Continue reading Evidence of Ice Age hunters found in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

View of the stone 'smoke-house' from above (image courtesy of Aerial Cam).

Roman ‘smoke-house’ found at Pineham, Northamptonshire

From April to November 2013 one of the largest (7.5ha) single-phase ULAS excavations took place at Pineham, Northamptonshire. Directed by James Harvey and Dr Gavin Speed the site is located in the Nene Valley, 4km south-west of Northampton. The excavation revealed evidence for human activity from Upper Palaeolithic artefacts through to post-medieval ploughing, with the key discovery of a substantial Roman rural settlement. The earliest … Continue reading Roman ‘smoke-house’ found at Pineham, Northamptonshire