Archaeologists from the University of Reading have been sharing the tale of how a herd of pigs led to them discovering the oldest evidence of human activity in Scotland.
The team were alerted to Islay in the Inner Hebrides after a herd of pigs dug up uprooted mesolithic items while foraging along the coastline. The scientists discovered a set of Ice Age stone tools used for hunting - including sharp points used for hunting big game and scrapers for cleaning skins. The items date back 12,000 years.
The crew of a replica bronze age boat has successfully managed to sail the vessel around the Kent coast today. It's the longest journey the boat has made - from Folkestone to Dover. The boat was designed and rebuilt by archaeologists after the original was unearthed nearby twenty two years ago. Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to Richard Christian, from the Port of Dover, crew member Andrew Richardson and Paul Bennett from Canterbury Archaeological Trust.
An antiques roadshow style event has been taking place in the New Forest today where people are able to get artefacts identified by experts. Finds in previous years have included Roman coins and ancient ceramics. Richard Slee has been talking to archaeologist Frank Green.
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.
The hidden treasures of the new link road between Hastings and Bexhill have been laid bare deep in the earth. Archaeologists say some wonderful treasures from many eras are now on display.
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.