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Richard’s remains | Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

The discovery of King Richard III’s skeleton has been the scientific detective story of the decade.<p>This summer, the University of Leicester will be …

Royal Society

Archaeological fieldschool launched at Bradgate Park

The many mysteries of Leicestershire’s 850-acre deer park are set to be explored by archaeologists at the University of Leicester over the next five …

Archaeology

Marston Trussell: life in a medieval village

Situated halfway between Market Harborough and Husbands Bosworth, on the Northamptonshire side of the River Welland, is the sleepy little village of …

Archaeology

Medieval hospital revealed in Leicester’s Cathedral Gardens

In 2013 and 2014 archaeologists from ULAS carried out a series of watching briefs during the construction of ‘Cathedral Gardens’ a new public open …

Iron Age settlement found near Brixworth in Northamptonshire

In 2014, archaeologists from ULAS investigated a 7 hectare area of agricultural land situated between the A508 and Pitsford Reservoir, just south of …

Archaeology

Archaeologists return to Pineham, Northamptonshire

In 2014, ULAS archaeologists returned to Pineham in Northamptonshire to carry out a second season of excavation. Now, with two seasons of fieldwork …

Archaeology

Secrets beneath Jubilee Square revealed

In 2013 and 2014 archaeologists from ULAS carried out a series of watching briefs during construction of Leicester’s new Jubilee Square. The site, at …

Archaeology

The house that Herrick built

By now, the history of the Grey Friars and its role as the burial place of King Richard III is widely known, but what happened after the friary …

Archaeology

Timelapse offers unique insight into Richard III burial site dig

The University of Leicester has released a unique insight into the archaeological dig that has captured the imagination of the world, with new film …

Archaeology

Secrets of other Grey Friars skeletons revealed…

King Richard III was not the only person to be buried inside the Grey Friars church in Leicester. Over the course of the 2012 and 2013 excavations, …

Archaeology

Grey Friars Phase II: The 2013 excavation

The discovery of the lost friary of Grey Friars and the remains of King Richard III in 2012 was by no means the end of the Grey Friars Project. In …

Archaeology

New film footage reveals discovery of ‘killer blow’ to King Richard III

Previously unseen film footage released by the University of Leicester reveals for the first time details of the potential killer blow that claimed …

Anthropology

Free online course provides insights into Richard III reinterment

The third run of the free popular ‘<i>England in the Time of King Richard III</i>’ online course will be launching on Monday 16 February – and will offer a …

Archaeology

Archaeologists return to Roman mosaic site

In Autumn 2014, ULAS archaeologists returned to a site in Leicester, that they first investigated in 2012, to carry out a second phase of work. The …

Archaeology

Flint knife found near Asfordby

Recent fieldwork near Asfordby in north-east Leicestershire has recovered a significant assemblage of seventy-four worked flints, including forty …

Archaeology

Rediscovering Coleorton Pottery

Monitoring of the clearance of the former Coleorton Pottery site at Lount in north-west Leicestershire in 2012 has given ULAS archaeologists a rare …

Archaeology

2014: A year in reflection

As the year comes to an end Patrick Clay (co-director) looks back at the highlights for ULAS during the year. Some have already featured in our blog, …

Medieval Coventry revealed in city’s Heatline Project

During the first half of 2013, ULAS carried out an intermittent inspection of extensive groundwork in the historic south-east quarter of medieval …

King Richard III Identity: CASE CLOSED AFTER 529 YEARS!

An international research team led by Dr Turi King from the University of Leicester Department of Genetics has published overwhelming evidence that …

Iron Age treasure found in Northamptonshire

A 2012 ULAS project near Weston by Welland in Northamptonshire has uncovered a small cache of Iron Age silver coins. The site is located on a …

Latest volume of Transactions published

The latest volume of the <i>Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society (vol. 88, 2014)</i> has been published.<p>This year’s …

Evidence of medieval iron production found at Irchester, Northamptonshire

A recent investigation of three fields east of Irchester in Northamptonshire has uncovered tantalising glimpses of a lost medieval iron smelting …

Recording Leicester’s hidden medieval heritage

Medieval is probably not a word often conjured up by people if asked to describe Leicester today; Victorian, perhaps Georgian, will be more commonly …