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Latest Research

Welcome to our latest news about research discoveries, innovation and science in the historic environment. This is also where you can find our digital magazine Historic England Research, available as a pdf and as web pages.

Download the latest issue of the magazine- focusing on the Stonehenge landscape- as a PDF.

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  • Archaeologists working with Stonehnge in the background

    Foreword Issue 6

    Foreward introducing Issue 6 of Historic England Research digital magazine research; this special issue is about the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

  • Excavating the flanking ditch of a Neolithic long barrow near Druid's Lodge.

    New Investigation at Stonehenge WHS

    Overview of a recent Historic England project, which explores the less well-known parts of one of our most celebrated archaeological landscapes.

  • The 2016 update of the mapping of the World Heritage Site, highlighting the density of archaeological features identified both from aerial and lidar imagery. The yellow line marks the current WHS boundary.

    Mapping Stonehenge WHS From the Air

    Find out about previously unrecognised sites in the Stonehenge landscape discovered from the air.

  • A caesium magnetometer array towed by an all terrain vehicle.

    Geophysical Survey Near Stonehenge

    See how new geophysical survey is adding to our knowledge of the Stonehenge landscape.

  • Excavated flint tools displayed on a table.

    Neolithic Pits Near Stonehenge

    Read about excavations that provide a window into the lifestyle of people living in the centuries before Stonehenge was built.

  • A pig bone showing traces of butchery marks.

    Neolithic Diets Around Stonehenge

    Our research reveals clues about Neolithic diet and farming in the Stonehenge landscape.

  • Reconstruction art depicting a burial in the Bronze Age boundary ditch

    Bronze Age Boundaries

    Learn about recent research into early field systems in the Stonehenge landscape.

  • Vespasian's Camp seen from the air

    Vespasian’s Camp

    Vespasian's Camp is one of the least known monuments in the Stonhenge landscape and the only major Iron Age monument within the World Heritage Site.

  • Reconstruction illustration of Winterbourne Stoke 71 being ploughed away, set in later prehistory

    Visualising our Heritage

    Using images to engage with the story of the Stonehenge landscape.

  • Image derived from a drone survey showing the ring-ditches, cemetery and pits

    The Army Basing Programme

    Find out about new prehistoric discoveries made ahead of development for the Army Basing Programme at Larkhill and Bulford.

  • Stonehenge in the mist.

    Stonehenge Publications

    A chance to catch up on Historic England publications about Stonehenge

  • Image showing general view of Nine Barrows, Priddy, Wells, Somerset.

    Back Issues

    Here you can download back issues of Historic England Research magazine and its predecessor Research News.

  • Colour photo showing a high winged single engine pane in flight

    50 Years of Flying for Heritage

    Learn about discoveries made in 50 years of flying by Historic England aerial photographers and their predecessors.

  • An aerial view of excavations at Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire showing a number of small enclosures containing graves

    Challenges for Archaeology

    Announcing a project to work towards solutions to important issues within the archaeology sector in England.

  • A sword pommel from the Staffordshire Hoard

    Staffordshire Hoard

    Update of progress of research into the stunning Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard.

  • Red lighting shows the outline of archaeological remains of a building preserved beneath a modern development.

    Preserving Archaeological Remains

    A behind the scenes look at recent guidelines for best practice in preserving archaeological sites

  • A reconstructed cooking pot and contents over a fire

    Organic Residue Analysis

    Describing the thinking behind Historic England's 2017 guide to organic residue analysis and what this technique can bring to archaeology.

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