David Rudkin obituary | Roman Britain

My friend David Rudkin, who has died aged 78, was a museum curator and archaeologist who dedicated his career as director of Fishbourne Roman palace in West Sussex to widening knowledge about the Romans in Britain. His open and engaging character empowered him to spread understanding of Fishbourne – the largest Roman villa north of […]

Listen to Sound of 18,000-Year-Old Seashell Horn

About 18,000 years ago, the Magdalenian occupants of Marsoulas Cave in what is now France transformed a shell of the predatory sea snail Charonia lampas into a wind instrument. A team of researchers in France has now released a recording of what the instrument would have sounded like. The ancient seashell horn was discovered in 1931 at the entrance of the cave of […]