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 job daydreaming about my recent fieldwork in Mongolia. Here is the story of my Mongolia summertime excavation amid wildflowers and beautiful mountain passes in pictures … We left the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar for several days of driving north-west






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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 in the park. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Watford Borough Council, who manage the park. The project is overseen by professional archaeologist Graham Keevill of Keevill Heritage Limited and the work has been






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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






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Day of Archaeology in Rauma, Finland

This year the international Day of Archaeology in Finland was spent mainly only in Rauma, where Muuritutkimus celebrated the day with “open pits” – visitors were given the opportunity to explore normally restricted excavation site with guided tours. In two hours ninety-four visitors got to see some finds and unearthed structures at the site. Excavation






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Sieving the Mesolithic

The rain was mercifully holding off and the mid morning breeze had all but blown itself away as






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A day at the ALHIS Project

The ALHIS project* focuses on the archaeology and the ancient landscapes of the Final Iron Age and the Roman world in the Iberian Southeast (current region of Murcia, Spain) and aims to know the socio-political dynamics which created and transformed the landscape between the 5th and the 1st centuries BC. During last months, the main






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