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Wiltshire Council protects ancient byway and Grade II listed packhorse bridge near Malmesbury

Wiltshire Council has completed work to improve and protect the natural and historic environment along a byway that follows the Fosse Way, a Roman Road.

Study reveals Stonehenge landscape before the world-famous monument

Four thousand years before Stonehenge was constructed, land within the World Heritage Site was covered by open woodland, with meadow-like clearings, inhabited by grazing animals and hunter-gatherers, according to new research by the University of Southampton.

Old Sarum Landscapes Project

Old Sarum and the landscape around it, is the subject of a research project started in 2014 run by Kristian Strutt at the Archaeology Department at Southampton University and Dr Alex Langlands. 2019 The 2019 dig is underway and concludes with the presentation of finds at Salisbury Festival of Archaeology on 13-14 July 2019. The […]

‘Secret square’ discovered beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Archaeologists from the universities of Leicester and Southampton have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world-famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, cared for by the National Trust, was built over several hundred years in the third millennium BC and contains three stone circles – including the […]

Wessex Gallery of Archaeology opened by Professor Alice Roberts

BBC Time Team and Coast presenter Professor Alice Roberts has opened Salisbury’s new state-of-the-art Wessex Gallery of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum

Wessex Gallery of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum opening soon

Saturday, 12 July marks the Grand Opening of Salisbury’s new world-class £2.4 million Wessex Gallery of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum in Wiltshire, by BBC Time Team and Coast presenter Professor Alice Roberts. Join in on an action-packed day of celebrations, special events, amazing displays and demonstrations – free to the public – from 10am to […]

Festival of British Archaeology at Old Sarum

Old Sarum was home to a special Archaeology Weekend – part of the 22nd Festival of British Archaeology. It was the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with artefacts, see some of Old Sarum’s treasures and even get your own artefacts examined. For children there was also the chance to excavate a skeleton buried in a sandpit. […]