Category Archives: Archaeology

Archaeology Live! 2013 – Day 3 (from charnel to bath)

Today was the (sort of) last day of the conference, although there wasn’t any conference sessions. The Museum of London (MoL) and English Heritage (EH) opened up two London sites for us to look at. Both of them are rarely … Continue reading

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Archaeology Live! Day 2

And what a day it was! Some excellent speakers, wonderful excavations, intriguing theories…it had everything. Well, everything an archaeologist could want without getting into a hole with a trowel and finding something amazing. I guess the highlight today was Richard … Continue reading

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Archaeology Live! Day 1

What a fabulous day I’ve had…though it didn’t start so well. South West Trains decided to spoil the first day of the Current Archaeology conference for me by having emergency maintenance work between Bentley and Farnham just after I arrived … Continue reading

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Soaked and soaked again

It rained almost constantly in West Sussex today, particularly round the Eartham area. I know this because I was in it. All of it. There was little respite. Consequently I spent the day being quite wet. It was our second … Continue reading

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Clay and flint

Today I went digging with Dawn in West Sussex. We spent the day in a field near a place called Eartham. It’s not far from where we spent some time digging at Selhurst Park. George was our dig director though … Continue reading

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Last day at Liss

No Dawn this morning, so Shank’s pony it was. The pony took some whipping but eventually it started on the early walk up to Haslemere station – there are precious few trains to Liss – and a quick trip betwixt … Continue reading

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Ray finds samian

Another day spent in the trench with muscles just starting to feel normal again. I must admit to a bit of wonder how I managed at Bishopstone last year seeing as I toiled, ached, slept little in a little tent … Continue reading

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Definitely a coin

This morning at the dig, the sun returned and everything was glorious once more. Each day there are different groups of people sprinkled in among now rapidly becoming familiar faces which means each day there are more to spread out. … Continue reading

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Mud bath

Very difficult getting out of bed this morning. Most of my muscles have shut down and gone to Italy for the rest of the week. Like jelly, I prepared to leave. There’s no shops near the dig so each morning … Continue reading

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Finding Roman roads

First day of our Liss dig. Met Vietta who told us we were the wrong people. Personally I think Vietta should have her own TV show. I liked her immediately. The site has two massive (dare I say ‘brand new’?) … Continue reading

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