Rescued from obscurity: UK archaeologist who restored Sicily’s glories | Heritage

In the 1920s, the discovery of ancient ruins in Sicily, now the largest archaeological site in the world, was celebrated with excitement in British newspapers. It was hailed with much the same level of enthusiasm as was given to Howard Carter and Arthur Evans’s excavations of the treasures of Tutankhamun and the palace of Knossos. […]

New tests show neolithic pits near Stonehenge were human-made | Archaeology

When a series of deep pits were discovered near the world heritage site of Stonehenge last year, archaeologists excitedly described it as the largest prehistoric structure ever found in Britain – only for some colleagues to dismiss the pits as mere natural features. Now scientific tests have proved that those gaping pits, each aligned to […]

Global heating is destroying rock art tens of thousands of years old, experts warn | Indigenous art

Rock art that has lasted tens of thousands of years is being destroyed by the climate emergency in a matter of years. Coastal erosion, fires, floods and cyclones are among the extreme events predicted to get more severe with global heating. Archaeologists and historians are now warning that serious damage has already been done. A […]

Jeremy Deller gets radical, Inca treasures are unveiled and poppies spring up in Manchester – the week in art | Art

Exhibition of the week Peru: A Journey in Time Thousands of years of art and history should make for a revelatory experience, from the Nazca earth drawings that some connect with alien landings, to the splendour of the Incas and beyond. British Museum, London, 11 November to 20 February. Also showing Jeremy Deller: Prints and […]