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. We have been working in the construction industry for over 50 years and our operational area is primarily Colchester, Essex and Suffolk: we are a CIfA-registered professional field unit and both a registered charity and a limited






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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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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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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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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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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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Publishing archaeology

Working on an archaeology magazine means we always get to hear about fascinating projects happening around the UK






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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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