Category: News Items


Let Ancestors Rest in Peace

The spirit of Burke and Hare is being invoked by a local councillor in an attempt to preserve Victorian burial chambers under threat from archaeological excavation.  The interesting aspect of this case is that...


Red Lady of Paviland – a Performance

HAD is pleased to draw your attention to an interesting new performance event centred on the Red Lady of Paviland due to take place in April in Carmarthen.  The following introductory extract is taken...


Reburial in Guildford

An interesting article on the reburial of a native American Indian where the community came together to make it possible and mark the event. Read More At: Final resting place found in Guilford for...


Oxford Prehistory

Archaeologists have discovered evidence of a pre-historic monumental landscape under Oxford while excavating the former Radcliffe Infirmary site. Read More At:


Ritual for Ridgeway Hill

On the 2nd August a small group of Druid Priests representing HAD met close to the site of the Ridgeway Hill Mass Grave.  Led by Christine Cleere (Vixxen), Lead Priest of the Gorsedd of...


Developing Anarchist Archaeologies

Durham University are holding their 31st Theoretical Archaeology Group annual meeting between Thursday December 17th and Saturday December 19th 2009.  One paper will be on “Developing Anarchist Archaeologies”.  HAD will follow up on any interesting outcomes. Abstract...


Reburials of Iron Age and Romano-British Remains

This first hand report recently filed by one of HAD’s volunteers (recording events before becoming involved with HAD) is reproduced here in full. REBURIALS OF IRON AGE AND ROMANO-BRITISH REMAINS IN EAST YORKSHIRE A dig...


Prehistoric remains reburied – in America

In this interesting case prehistoric remains were given to a local tribe to rebury – even though there is no direct connection through tribal lineage.  Could such an example ever happen in the UK?...


Christian reburial in Yorkshire

The community of Masham, Yorkshire recently honoured its early ancestors with a reburial ceremony.  57 skeletons found 20 years ago were laid to rest again. As the vicar of Masham said in the service “Today...