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History of buried treasure and the secrets of Stonehenge revealed by AHRC researchers

Professor Alice Roberts

As the UK celebrates the Festival of Archaeology 2019, we’ve published a new online magazine showcasing some of the most ground-breaking archaeological findings discovered by AHRC-funded researchers.

From revealing unknown secrets about Stonehenge and its remarkable landscape to uncovering the complex truth about coin hoards, Discover magazine is packed with expert insights and discoveries from recent AHRC funded projects.

Discover is introduced by academic, writer and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts who explains how ‘Archaeology provides us with a tangible, physical link to the past’ and how she never fails to be, ‘intrigued by new finds which prompt us to revisit and revise old ideas.’

It also features an opinion piece on the future of archaeology research by Carenza Lewis, Professor for the Public Understanding of Research, University of Lincoln and former member of Channel 4’s Time Team. In her article, Professor Lewis explains why archaeology is perfectly suited to 21st Century research. “Its interdisciplinary scope and capacity to advance understanding of the human condition and processes of change…render its insights increasingly important in a changing globalised world, and it is certainly a subject of high public interest.”

With the changing times comes changing methods, and digital technology is another key focus explored in the magazine. Within this, the AHRC-funded Fragmented Heritage project reveals how new technology has dramatically improved the analysis of sites, providing a new capacity to work at an increased level of detail, scale and efficiency

Readers will also get a glimpse into some of the fascinating research that is being carried out across the globe from Sudan to South America, as well as new developments which will help encourage the UK to connect with heritage in new and exciting ways. The Atlas of Hillforts is just one example of an invaluable resource which will benefit the public in learning more about these Iron Age monuments and the surrounding areas.

To find out more about these projects and to read the magazine in full visit Discover magazine (PDF, 8.9MB)

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