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# the missing children
'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated
A test excavation found a “significant” quantity of human remains, but a full excavation has still not happened – to the frustration of survivors and archaeologists.
Survivors, relatives and archaeologists are calling for the site to be excavated urgently, Órla Ryan reports
They want DNA testing carried out to identify the remains of the children buried in Tuam
A new documentary explores the search for the truth about what happened to those who disappeared
Illegal adoptees 'forced to break the law' by using their falsified birth certificates
'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# digging in
Archaeology firm denies workers' dispute - accuses union of 'trying to disrupt employees' lives'
The company said it is already paying staff more than the union recently agreed with another archaeology firm.
# digging in
'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages
The union has disputed the claim of a 65% increase in wages in the last four years, as its members’ contracts currently stipulate an hourly wage of €12.50.
# Aungier Street
Archaeologists down tools in Dublin: 'We've lost so many... we don't want to strike. We get paid very little as it is'
Unite workers for Irish Archaeology Consultancy on Aungier Street are downing tools today, and have warned of further strikes.
# angkor what?
Centuries-old statue that guarded a hospital unearthed in ancient Cambodian temple
The statue was found 40 centimetres underground during an excavation in the Angkor complex.
# Discovery
Danish archaeologists uncover ringed Viking fortress for first time in 60 years
The fortress was a genuine military facility and was probably the scene of fighting as well.
# burials
Photos: Cave excavation shows flowers used in burials over 13,000 years ago
The Natufians, the first people in the world to abandon the nomadic way of life, buried their dead on beds of colourful and sweet-smelling plants.
# Shipwreck
Has a ship that disappeared in 1679 been found?
The Griffin disappeared in 1679 – but now a beam has been found that may have been part of the ship.
# Pompeii of the North
Thousands of ancient Roman artifacts uncovered in London City dig
Archaeologists have so far discovered around 10,000 objects including writing tablets, clothing, jewellery and pottery.
Clue to lost colony in ancient American map
Too little too late for 16th century explorer who returned to find his town had upped and moved.