Architectural remains from a Roman theatre buried beneath the Italian countryside are providing new clues as to the importance of a town abandoned by civilisation 1,500 years ago.
It may look peaceful today, but Newnham College, Cambridge was once the site of a sprawling Roman settlement.
A new book published by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) suggests that population density in the later prehistoric / Roman Cambridge area may have been much higher than previously thought.
A passion for communicating the thrill of the dig and for uncovering evidence of lives long gone is what inspires archaeologist Dr Carenza Lewis. Her latest endeavour is to raise educational aspirations among schoolchildren through involvement in excavation - a venture that is unearthing new information on rural medieval settlements.
Archaeologists have unearthed a pair of bone fragments dating back almost 30,000 years and featuring minute designs carved by some of our earliest European ancestors.