a day in the life of an archaeological field unit – Essex 2016

The Colchester Archaeological Trust is a busy archaeological field unit based at Colchester in Essex in the UK.






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Day of Archaeology: Camping in Mongolia

Day of Archaeology: Camping in Mongolia So on the actual Day of Archaeology I was in my archaeological office






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Banish the Incoherence – a project from Gothenburg, Sweden

The exhibition and project Banish the Incoherence takes its starting point in the city. There are no city






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Inside the Vigna Randanini Catacomb

International Catacomb Society Executive Director Jessica Dello Russo is a doctoral candidate at the Vatican’s Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology (PIAC).  Her thesis, “Between Rome and the Levant: The Architecture, Setting, and Cultural Significance of Late Antique Jewish Burials in Rome”, seeks to make more explicit the layout and operation of burial sites used by






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Cassiobury Park Community Archaeology Project, Watford, Herts – Swiss Cottage Dig

The Cassiobury Park Community Archaeology Project was set up as a part of a scheme to improve facilities






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Lunt Meadows Mesolithic Settlement, Merseyside: A Site for Sore Eyes

Over the last four years I, and a faithful band of volunteers,  have been excavating a rare kind of Mesolithic site at Lunt, Sefton a few miles north of Liverpool, on behalf of the Museum of Liverpool. This dates to about 8000 years ago, in the Mesolithic period, when groups of hunter-gatherers lived in the






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Archaeological Geosemantics, the final chapter

GSTAR IV: Return of the GeoJSON Following on from my Days of Archaeology in 2013, 2014 and 2015






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Geophysics at Tintagel Castle: Non-invasive work ahead of the excavations

I am cheating on Day of Archaeology at little, as I am going to talk about work we at TigerGeo did in May, but that is being used to inform the very-much-happening-on-July-29th excavations at Tintagel Castle. We’ve been really excited to see the excavations progress over the last few weeks and can’t wait to get






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Simple ways to contribute as an archaeologist

Apart from a professional career in archaeology which begins at university, archaeologists should have multiple skills, specialties and






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“A concept made concrete”: 40 years of Shropshire HER

A belated Happy Day of Archaeology from Shropshire Historic Environment Record (HER)! This July has been an exceptionally






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