Archaeologists have made a dramatic discovery in Wiltshire, which has led to the town of Amesbury now officially being declared the oldest settlement in Britain.
It was previously thought that Thatcham in Berkshire held the honour. But carbon dating of objects dug up 40 miles west of Thatcham - in Amesbury, now reveal that humans have lived there - for more than ten millennia.
The revelation has also thrown new light on why Stonehenge was built close to the Wiltshire town. Martin Dowse reports.
Archaeologists from Oxford surveying the site of a controversial road scheme have found flint tools dating back 12,000 years. The scientists have been carrying out excavations along the route of the Bexhill to Hastings link road in Sussex.
Protesters say the road is unnecessary and a blight on the landscape.
But its construction is giving archaeologists a unique opportunity to discover more about the way our ancient ancestors lived. Malcolm Shaw reports.
Archaeologists have discovered an Iron Age settlement during a massive dig now underway at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
The excavation comes ahead of the construction of a new college on the campus. Some of the finds, including pottery and even a gold coin, have already been found to date back to 700 BC. Derek Johnson reports.