Post Roman pottery shows that civilisation survived

Wide Bowl Featured

Archaeologist Mark Whyman has made a stunning find in his home town of York. The post Roman pottery demonstrates civilisation continued.

Life in York did not come to a standstill in 410. Mark had found evidence for some kind of activity in the city after the Romans left. And he is not alone. All over the country, archaeologists are piecing together a picture of dark age Britain very different from the conventional story of collapse.

English Language is the linguistics of cultural diversity

English Language is the linguistics of cultural diversity

The English Language has its roots in German with a strong influence from the original Celtic language of the British Isles.

If you’re a Celt and you’re trying to learn old English, just like any second language, you’re going to make mistakes. If you go to France today you’re bound to make mistakes, mistakes which really show structure from your own language.

Isotope Analysis is the biological research of Paul Budd

Anglo Saxon Battle Featured

Isotope Analysis is a new form of biological research developed by Dominic Powlesland using skeletal tooth enamel to trace populations.

There may have been no Anglo-Saxon invasion but, what there was, however, was a change in fashion. Clothes, pottery, weapons and burial practices underwent a dramatic change in the centuries after the Roman government collapsed.

Fishbourne Palace largest building excavation

Verica Coins Featured

The discovery of Fishbourne Palace rewrites our understanding of the Roman occupation of Britain in the time of Verica Rex.

Fishbourne Palace covers a larger area than Buckingham Palace. 160 stone columns support the roof which is constructed from 100 tonnes of imported Italian tiles. Corridors surround over 100 rooms, some of which are decorated with elaborate mosaics.