A medieval gold seal of a type not seen before by museums across the UK and Ireland is among three items that have been declared treasure at Belfast Coroner’s Court.
An excavation of the area around the main allied battlefield hospital site during the Battle of Waterloo has uncovered human remains, dozens of musket balls and a 6lb cannon ball.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered the hand and knee prints of a Pictish metal smith while excavating a settlement in Orkney.
PROFESSOR David Breeze, formerly chief inspector of ancient monuments for Scotland and a key figure in the Antonine Wall’s bid for world heritage status nine years ago, tells Sally McDonald the Honest Truth behind his book Bearsden: The Story of a Roman Fort. What is your background? I was brought up in Blackpool and went to university in Durham. In 1969 I was appointed an inspector of ancient monuments in Scotland and have stayed here ever since. I now lead the team implementing the management plan for the Antonine Wall.
12,000 were cast and counted and now the winners of the 'Hidden Gems in Scotland' poll can be revealed. The nationwide search was coordinated by Dig it! 2017, the year-long celebration of archaeology Winners chosen by popular vote include Viking-era monuments, a “castle on the hill” and a medieval burial ground The six stunning sites are... Govan Stones, Glasgow With over 2,000 votes, the Govan Stones was the most popular site. The collection consists of 31 medieval stones carved in the Viking era, including carved crosses and five Viking hogback stones. Ardrossan Castle, North Ayrshire Ardrossan Castle, a medieval ruin which once played host to some of Scotland’ s most powerful people including William Wallace, came in second place.
A prehistoric stone panel said to be the "most important in Europe" is being unearthed for the first time in 50 years - next to a housing estate in Clydebank.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered dozens of shipwrecks during a three-year project working with communities along Scotland's west coast.