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"27.04.2017 13:00:40" bournemouthecho.co.uk This Bournemouth Girlguide camp is planning to build an Iron Age roundhouse A GIRLGUIDE group is planning to build an Iron Age roundhouse as part of a project to investigate the 3,000-year-old hill fort where their campsite… Bournemouth Girl Guides are planning to build an Iron Age roundhouse: http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15249651.This_Bournemouth_Girlguide_camp_is_planning_to_build_an_Iron_Age_roundhouse/?ref=rss
"27.04.2017 12:00:35" publicarchaeologyconference.wordpress.com Timetable for #PATC Timetable First ever Public Archaeology Twitter Conference launches: https://publicarchaeologyconference.wordpress.com/welcome/timetable/
"27.04.2017 10:00:13" twitter.com Timothy Long on Twitter “Check out this treasure in the #archaeological #archive @MuseumofLondon! @AdamCorsini invited me over to look @ the clothing & accessories ... A close-up look at a 600-year-old shoe in the Museum of London (love the captions!) https://twitter.com/Fashion_Curator/status/857515376112009216
"26.04.2017 15:01:03" smithsonianmag.com Europe's Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets High-tech tools divulge new information about the mysterious and violent fates met by these corpses Secrets of the bog bodies: http://ow.ly/QP4n30bbqi8
"26.04.2017 12:30:15" sketchfab.com First World War graffiti, Larkhill chalk block by Wessex Archaeology -... This chalk block comes from the archaeological discovery of a unique network of First World War tunnels under the Salisbury Plain at Larkhill... 3D image of a chalk block with WW1 graffiti, recently excavated by Wessex Archaeology at Larkhill, Wilts. https://sketchfab.com/models/87c50e9e33c3427082aa1efaa9f409c1
"26.04.2017 12:01:13" ulasnews.wordpress.com New Roman mosaic uncovered in Leicester Dig reveals exciting new evidence for Leicester's Roman past. Archaeologists from ULAS are currently excavating a large site on the corner of... This fabulous site in Leicester is open to the public on Sat 6 and Sun 7 May - Roman fans, you're in for a treat! http://ow.ly/d5vV30bbqKx
"26.04.2017 11:00:18" theguardian.com The Stonehenge tunnel: 'A monstrous act of desecration is brewing' Planners claim that a dual carriageway under the prehistoric monument will ease congestion. But campaigners warn that it will have a disastrous... Concerns raised about the potential impact of the proposed Stonehenge tunnel on the area's archaeology: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/25/stonehenge-tunnel-desecration-prehistoric-traffic-jams#comments
"26.04.2017 10:00:12" CA 327 is back from the printers, and if we do say so ourselves, it's looking pretty snazzy! Very excited abt sharing it with you next week.
"25.04.2017 15:00:54" phys.org A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of... A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland's most important prehistoric settlement landscapes. New online digital resource has been launched to bring Perthshire hillforts to life: https://phys.org/news/2017-04-online-digital-resource-life-scotland.html
"25.04.2017 12:30:24" apollo-magazine.com Do museum directors need curatorial experience? | Apollo Magazine It takes all manner of skills and qualities to run a top institution – or at least to do it well. Are today's curators cut out for cultural... Interesting opinion piece: do museum directors need curatorial experience? https://www.apollo-magazine.com/do-museum-directors-need-curatorial-experience/ What do you think?
"25.04.2017 12:00:41" www.wessexarch.co.uk Check out this link Fantastic set of First World War practice trenches and soldier graffiti found in Wiltshire: http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/blogs/news/2017/04/25/unique-first-world-war-tunnels
"25.04.2017 10:00:20" theguardian.com Florence Nightingale's 'rubbish' amulets to go on display for first time Fake objects Nightingale rated highly to join ancient Egyptian amulets she thought 'shabby' at World Museum in Liverpool Ancient Egyptian amulets that belonged to Florence Nightingale are going on display at the World Museum in Liverpool https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/apr/23/florence-nightingale-egyptian-amulets-world-museum-liverpool
"21.04.2017 12:00:23" twitter.com Thames Discovery on Twitter “New website just launched for #claypipes https://t.co/LkqDs0bZUE - also on Twitter @pipearchive!” If you like clay pipes, this is the website for you! https://twitter.com/ThamesDiscovery/status/855321839857418241
"20.04.2017 16:04:52" twitter.com On The Thames on Twitter “The Tudor Pull from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London takes place this Sunday https://t.co/uAdxbE0ZF9” For those of you in London this weekend, the 'Tudor Pull' from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London takes place this Sunday: https://twitter.com/ThamesPics/status/855056732900478976
"20.04.2017 15:27:36" youtube.com Hidden treasure: a gold hoard found in a piano This is the story of a mystery hoard of gold found inside a piano. Piano tuner Martin Backhouse came across several tightly wrapped fabric bundles... British Museum video: the story of a mysterious hoard of gold coins found inside an upright piano, and its journey through the Treasure process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2dY_wgVK0I
"20.04.2017 15:22:58" Signed off CA 327! Should be with you in early May.
"20.04.2017 13:56:48" Sign-off time... hope it all goes fine... lots of stuff on ancient times! We upload our pages and send them away - a time to rejoice, as we sign off CA!
"20.04.2017 12:24:18" www.bbc.co.uk Check out this link The Shropshire 'piano hoard' has been declared Treasure at its Coroner's inquest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-39655769
"19.04.2017 12:05:32" vimeo.com The Lost Archbishops During the Garden Museum redevelopment the tomb of five archbishops was uncovered. Fascinating finds beneath St Mary-at-Lambeth, a former church beside the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury (and now home to the Garden Museum): the tomb of some of his 17th and 18th-century predecessors: https://vimeo.com/213400050
"16.04.2017 12:01:08" Timeline Photos Wishing you and yours a happy Easter, from Knit and Byarn!
"13.04.2017 16:10:04" forbes.com Female Gladiators Were A Part Of The Lure Of The Roman Arena Too Although their existence is often overlooked today, female gladiators also fought, died and could win their freedom from the Roman arena. Interesting article about the evidence for female gladiators, including a relief now held by the British Museum: https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/04/12/female-gladiators-were-a-part-of-the-lure-of-the-roman-arena-too/#42585cea2032
"12.04.2017 15:01:17" twitter.com Treasure Registrar on Twitter “Donations by finder and landowner enable @WiltshireMuseum to acquire the Pewsey Roman coin hoard! https://t.co/PHJSsMUQNI
#Treasure20” Great news :) https://twitter.com/TRegistrar/status/851824665228042240
"12.04.2017 12:01:06" museumcrush.org We take an ancient skeleton from a museum store room and put it together... What do skeletal remains tell us about the life of an Ancient Briton? We take one out of its box and put it together at Brighton Museum to find out Interesting article on what an Iron Age skeleton can tell us about a man who lived in Sussex 2,000 years ago: http://museumcrush.org/we-take-an-ancient-skeleton-from-a-museum-store-room-and-piece-it-together/
"12.04.2017 11:00:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hunt launched for Romans in Dales A MAJOR archaeological dig is to be held which could shed fresh light on the period when the Romans occupied the Yorkshire Dales. Volunteers sought for 3-month investigation into Roman occupation of the Yorkshire Dales: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15215481.Hunt_launched_for_Romans_in_Dales/
"12.04.2017 09:00:41" twitter.com James Wright on Twitter “Setting up a historic graffiti recording project @NTTattershall & we're looking for volunteers to help with survey. DM for further info!” Volunteers wanted for a historic graffiti recording project at Tattershall Castle: https://twitter.com/jpwarchaeology/status/851786902948675584
"11.04.2017 16:00:37" twitter.com Mary C-K on Twitter “WordPress plugin for sharing @findsorguk images on your blog https://t.co/8fu8l95C0v” Wordpress users, have you seen this new plug-in for sharing PAS images on your blog? Handy! https://twitter.com/marycktech/status/851726506275598336
"11.04.2017 15:30:16" historicengland.org.uk Check out this link Fantastic Roman finds from North Yorkshire - the amber 'actor' is fab! https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/new-roman-discoveries-northern-england
"11.04.2017 15:01:47" romanlincolnshire.wordpress.com Votive mutilation? An unusual rolled Roman coin As I was casually browsing through the latest finds recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database, I recently came across an extremely... Really enjoying Antony Lee's blog about Roman Lincolnshire - this recent post about a defaced denarius is so interesting: https://romanlincolnshire.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/votive-mutilation-rolled-roman-coin/
"10.04.2017 13:00:23" crowdfunder.co.uk Coll Hoard Conservation To conserve 13 items of Bronze Age metalwork recently discovered at Breachacha, Isle of Coll. Kilmartin Museum has launched a fundraising campaign for the conservation of a hoard of Bronze Age objects; http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/coll-hoard-conservation
"10.04.2017 12:00:16" theguardian.com The first shovelful: introducing our new archaeology and anthropology blog Welcome to the Past and the Curious, the Guardian's new home for archaeology and anthropology The Guardian has launched a new Archaeology and Anthropology blog: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/03/the-first-shovelful-introducing-our-new-archaeology-and-anthropology-blog
"06.04.2017 14:35:56" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Knit has been proudly wearing his Campaign Cnut 'sash' since fundraising for restoring the flooded Jorvik Centre began - and so we were thrilled to have a sneak peek at the new galleries ahead of the public opening at the weekend. They're pretty
"06.04.2017 12:00:03" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"06.04.2017 09:03:40" Timeline Photos We're Here!
"06.04.2017 06:58:07" Timeline Photos Today we're off to York! Arrived at King's Cross a little early, so we're currently trying to keep a very over-excited Knit amused...
"04.04.2017 15:24:32" archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Archaeology Data Service: Homepage Welcome to the new ADS website. There are a number of new features of the website that will make it easier and more enjoyable to use. Please read the Shout-out for the ever-useful Archaeology Data Service - currently researching Neolithic flint mines, and the material available online (including PDFs of entire books!) is fantastic. What a great resource.
"03.04.2017 12:00:24" twitter.com Must Farm on Twitter “Three of our bobbins wrapped with bast fibre thread. We're currently busy examining the fibres in more detail.” Amazing Bronze Age bobbins from Must Farm: https://twitter.com/MustFarm/status/848823491172413440
"29.03.2017 15:21:46" hulldailymail.co.uk Internationally important Iron Age remains found in housing site Rare Iron Age remains of a chariot and horse skeletons have been unearthed at a Pocklington housing site. It is said to be the first find in 200... Iron Age chariot burial discovered during excavation on Pocklington housing development site: http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/exciting-finds-of-iron-age-chariot-and-horse-skeletons-found-at-pocklington-housing-site/story-30236383-detail/story.html
"28.03.2017 16:30:11" Timeline Photos Intriguing developments next door... what are our neighbours up to?
"28.03.2017 16:00:19" Innocent question in the office about whether 'fowl' can be used as a synonym for geese has descended into very poultry efforts at humour...
"28.03.2017 15:51:17" bbc.co.uk Laser images used to reveal Snowdonia's ancient history - BBC News Laser radar technology is being used to carry out the biggest ever archaeological survey of Snowdonia. Laser radar technology is being used to carry out the biggest ever archaeological survey of Snowdonia: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-39327774
"24.03.2017 16:00:29" Timeline Photos Welcome back, Spring!
"24.03.2017 14:30:32" romanbaths.co.uk Sponsor a Tile The Sponsor a Tile appeal will support education and conservation projects at the Roman Baths. Sponsor a tile to help support education and conservation projects at the Roman Baths: https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/sponsor-tile
"24.03.2017 13:00:32" kingmaker1485.org.uk Community Archaeology Excavation & Field School, Lathom House,... This project provides a rare opportunity to learn excavation techniques on one ofthe best archaeological sites in England. Community project aims to find out about Thomas, Lord Stanley (Henry VII's stepfather) and his home, Lathom House
"23.03.2017 17:04:02" gph.is https://media.giphy.com/media/DgLwPZVu5tT32/giphy.gif ...and that's CA 326 signed off! Should be out in the first week of April. http://gph.is/2jgfH3N
"23.03.2017 16:04:54" gph.is https://media.giphy.com/media/thNsW0HZ534DC/giphy.gif Starting sign-off for CA 326...
"23.03.2017 16:00:18" bbc.co.uk Roman skeletons unearthed at Pontefract building site - BBC News The remains were found on the site of a housing development in Pontefract. Roman skeletons from Pontefract: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-39338956
"22.03.2017 14:00:36" twitter.com Northern Picts on Twitter “Latest GIS plan of Rhynie enclosures. This was a busy place in the 5th-6th centuries AD!! @HistEnvScot @UoA_Archaeology” Latest GIS plan from Rhynie... fab site! https://twitter.com/northernpicts/status/844252550509592576
You can read more about it here http://www.abdn.ac.uk/geosciences/departments/archaeology/the-northern-picts-project-259.php (and in CA 289!)
"22.03.2017 13:00:33" www.mola.org.uk Check out this link *job opportunity alarm DINGDINGDINGDING*
MOLA is recruiting a Senior Community Archaeologist for a big project in Cambridgeshire: http://www.mola.org.uk/senior-community-archaeologist-cambridgeshire
"22.03.2017 10:01:18" twitter.com Vindolanda Trust on Twitter “Spring is temporarily on hold today! #Snow at Vindolanda this morning.” Well that was a brief burst of Spring! Snow at Vindolanda today... https://twitter.com/VindolandaTrust/status/844487464525934593
"21.03.2017 16:00:20" twitter.com The Potteries Museum on Twitter “Not been able to see the amazing Leekfrith Torcs yet? Now's your chance - the display period has been extended to April 2nd!” If you haven't made it to the Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent yet to see the amazing Leekfrith torcs, good news: their display has been extended to 2 April! They're fabulous finds, and fascinating too - we're covering them in CA 326.
"20.03.2017 16:01:02" haraldthesmith.com Why Authenticity Matters: A Letter to Reenactors & Event Organizers Various 'historical festivals' are spreading across Europe like wildfire. They seem to be spreading from the north to the south with the medieval... Interesting article about the importance of accuracy in historical re-enactment/reconstruction... what do you think? http://www.haraldthesmith.com/why-authenticity-matters/
"20.03.2017 13:15:09" Timeline Photos Wind's getting up... time to appease Thor and Njord again!
#stormyweather #blusteryday #rattlingroof
"20.03.2017 13:00:32" youtube.com CIAS Newcastle University If you want to find out more about Roman finds, the University of Newcastle's Archaeo Dept has a fab series of videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ7BMIRRdX48N2SYZFWDJ_g
"20.03.2017 11:00:13" Timeline Photos This weekend the editorial team and Knit went to Paul McGarrity's 'Ask an Archaeologist' - hilarious archaeological comedy! Literally cried with laughter - apparently he has another gig in Camden on 2 May, keep your eyes peeled for that one!
"17.03.2017 16:00:52" twitter.com Portable Antiquities on Twitter “St. Patrick rids Ireland of reptiles on this Irish farthing of Charles II, or 'St. Patrick farthing' #StPatricksDay: https://t.co/HYhMaqzMLd” One for St Patrick's Day: https://twitter.com/findsorguk/status/842654238912266240
"17.03.2017 14:00:26" Timeline Photos Huge thanks to the Blick Mead team for sending us a touch of spring!
"17.03.2017 13:00:28" vindolanda.com Samian Ware workshop with Potted History Samian ware workshops at Vindolanda! Places are limited, so book early: http://www.vindolanda.com/courses/samian-ware-workshop-with-potted-history
"16.03.2017 12:44:32" Timeline Photos Major déjà vu as we're back at Senate House! Not for a rerun of CA Live, though, but for a conference on Pocahontas at the Institute of Historical Research.
"12.03.2017 13:00:51" www2.le.ac.uk The Mary Jane Kelly Project — University of Leicester To this day, Mary Jane Kelly, the fifth canonical victim of the Victorian serial killer known as Jack the Ripper, remains a much-discussed but... Members of the Richard III archaeology team are involved in a new project to identify the last known victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary Jane Kelly: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/features/features-2017/mary-jane-kelly/the-mary-jane-kelly-project
"11.03.2017 13:00:42" jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk York Helmet Returns to Coppergate | JORVIK Viking Centre One of York's historic treasures is set to return to the place where it was found for the first four weeks of JORVIK's re-opening. Fantastic Anglian find, the York helmet, will be on display at the Jorvik Centre from 8 April to 7 May: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/whats-on/york-helmet-returns-coppergate/
"11.03.2017 11:00:56" twitter.com RomanCircus on Twitter “Colchester Roman circus site, visitor centre & tea room opening for the summer on Tue. 11th April. Admission free! Open Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm.” The Colchester Roman Circus site reopens for the summer a month today! https://twitter.com/CATRomanCircus/status/840175662543523840
"10.03.2017 16:30:31" historicengland.org.uk Heritage and Society | Historic England Enhancing our wellbeing and quality of life, improving the way places are perceived, and engaging the general public. 75% of British adults agree that the government has a 'moral obligation' to protect our heritage, new survey about the social benefits of the historic environment reports: https://historicengland.org.uk/research/heritage-counts/heritage-and-society/ Do
"10.03.2017 14:30:18" medium.com Should museums have a personality? In a medium where tone and voice are key, what does it mean to funnel a museum's online presence through a unique filter: ourselves? Really interesting piece about social media and digital 'personality' in the heritage world. It's about museums, but could apply to anyone working in archaeological outreach for a project, university, etc - certainly applies to archaeology magazines!
"10.03.2017 13:00:28" blogs.bl.uk Did Jane Austen develop cataracts from arsenic poisoning? - Untold lives... When Jane Austen died in 1817, aged 41, her portable writing desk was inherited by her sister Cassandra. It was later passed down through her... Fascinating British Library research on Jane Austen's glasses: http://blogs.bl.uk/untoldlives/2017/03/did-jane-austen-develop-cataracts-from-arsenic-poisoning.html
"10.03.2017 11:00:13" twitter.com JORVIK Viking Centre on Twitter “Please get in contact if you have memories or images of the original Coppergate dig that you want to share. #CoppergateMemories” If you were involved in or visited the original Coppergate excavation, Jorvik wants to hear from you: https://twitter.com/JorvikViking/status/840131408941129729
"09.03.2017 16:00:43" museumsassociation.org Museum archaeology in England faces storage crisis | Museums Association With a storage crisis reported in English #museums, what would you suggest as a solution? http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/08032017-museum-archaeology-in-england-facing-storage-crisis
"09.03.2017 15:24:31" stokemuseums.org.uk The Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs - Stoke Museums An archaeological find on Staffordshire farmland is believed to include the earliest examples of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The... The Leekfrith torcs - thought to be the earliest Iron Age gold artefacts found in Britain - are on display at the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent till 22 March. More info on this fantastic find in the next issue of CA!
"09.03.2017 14:00:34" countyecho.co.uk Open day for would-be volunteers at Iron Age village Castell Henllys Iron Age Village will be opening its doors on Saturday in a bid to form a new volunteer group that will help care for the unique... Open day for would-be volunteers at an Iron Age village in Pembrokeshire this Saturday: http://www.countyecho.co.uk/article.cfm?id=110885&headline=Open%20day%20for%20would-be%20volunteers%20at%20Iron%20Age%20village§ionIs=news&searchyear=2017
"09.03.2017 13:00:55" Timeline Photos In case you missed it yesterday on International Women's Day, we've made our Trowelblazers feature free to read online today too: https://reader.exacteditions.com/issues/55158/spread/50
"08.03.2017 16:06:38" Timeline Photos It's International Women's Day, so we've made our recent feature on fabulous trowelblazing female archaeologists available to read online for free today: https://reader.exacteditions.com/issues/55158/spread/50
"07.03.2017 14:24:02" We've just received a poem from one of our readers, dedicated to our Back Map (we'll print in in CA 326). You guys are the best! :)
"06.03.2017 16:17:11" Timeline Photos Fabulous day at Grimes Graves today- huge thanks to English Heritage for having us! Find out more about why we were there in CA326
"06.03.2017 13:01:41" currentpublishing.com Team | Current Publishing An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented designer to work on our popular magazines. Current Publishing is a well-established, family-run... If you're planning on applying to our vacancy for a designer, applications close tomorrow! https://www.currentpublishing.com/jobs.htm
"03.03.2017 13:30:52" currentpublishing.com Team | Current Publishing An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented designer to work on our popular magazines. Current Publishing is a well-established, family-run... We're recruiting for a new member of the Current Publishing design team! Applications close 7 March: https://www.currentpublishing.com/jobs.htm
"03.03.2017 13:00:18" gallowayvikinghoard.com Galloway Viking Hoard Campaign | fighting to keep the hoard in the... The Galloway Viking Hoard is one of Scotland's most dramatic archaeological discoveries and should be displayed in the region where it was found. Campaign begins to keep Viking hoard in Scotland: http://www.gallowayvikinghoard.com/
"02.03.2017 16:22:47" Timeline Photos CA 325 - our 50th birthday issue! - is out today, and we've styled the back cover to look like CA 1! Here's a sneaky peek at what's inside: http://ow.ly/44ei309wkl6
"02.03.2017 09:51:55" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"01.03.2017 13:01:31" currentpublishing.com Team | Current Publishing An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented designer to work on our popular magazines. Current Publishing is a well-established, family-run... We're looking for a new addition to the Current Publishing design team. More info here: https://www.currentpublishing.com/jobs.htm
"28.02.2017 16:00:42" twitter.com CambridgeArchaeology on Twitter “With all the #Oscars hoopla we just had to double check: @MustFarm did indeed win "Best Rescue Project" @ this year's @CurrentArchaeo awards” Nicely done ;)
"28.02.2017 11:07:20" staffordshirenewsroom.co.uk Staffordshire Strikes Gold With Iron Age Find - Staffordshire Newsroom An archaeological find on Staffordshire farmland is believed to include the earliest examples of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The... We couldn't have *one* quiet day back in the office after CA Live 2017 before cracking on with the next magazine, could we? ;) Stunning finds from Staffordshire:
"27.02.2017 13:01:27" We're on the look-out for a new designer, to work on CA and our two sister magazines. More details: https://www.currentpublishing.com/jobs.htm
"26.02.2017 14:15:30" Timeline Photos Massive thanks to the Museum of London Docklands and curator Jackie Keily for hosting our Sunday activity - the perfect end to CA Live 2017!
The new Tunnel exhibition - about archaeology unearthed during the Crossrail project - is fascinating, and free!
"25.02.2017 17:27:50" Timeline Photos That's it for 2017!
Huge thanks to our speakers; our host the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London; our session chairs and volunteers; our awards sponsors; our archaeo-fair vendors and the PAS; our delegates; our readers and
"25.02.2017 09:26:28" Timeline Photos First session of the day will be the Archaeology of Plague. Our fave reaction to this screen: 'Oh, Plague, yay!' (said no medieval person ever) #calive17
"25.02.2017 09:21:27" Timeline Photos For those who weren't here last night, this is the winning photo from the CWA Photo of the Year.
We're back at Senate House again today and will be live-tweeting Day 2 of CA Live - look out for the hashtag #CALive17
"24.02.2017 19:22:53" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post A few photos from our 50th birthday! We'll be back tweeting day 2 of CALive17 from half 9 tomorrow. Over and out!
"24.02.2017 18:33:33" The results are in! We are pleased to announce that the winners of the 2017 Current Archaeology Awards – as voted for by you! – are as follows:
Archaeologist of the year (sponsored by Oxford University Press): Mark Knight
Rescue project of the year
"24.02.2017 11:36:45" Timeline Photos Back from teabreak at #CALive17 - Knit and Byarn have raided the tea stand and found themselves a delicious new shield...
"24.02.2017 09:53:31" Less than 20 minutes in, and we've had our first mention of 'ritual' at CA Live! 2017... (yes, it's the prehistory session ;) )
"24.02.2017 09:08:36" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post All set up at Senate House - doing some last technical checks and the hall is starting to fill up - keep an eye on Twitter, we'll be live-tweeting the conference as #CALive17
"24.02.2017 08:06:52" Timeline Photos It's conference day! Heading to Senate House for day 1 of #CALive17 - we're live-tweeting the event, so keep an eye on this hashtag!
"24.02.2017 08:05:05" Timeline Photos It's conference day! Heading to Senate House for day 1 of #CALive17 - we're live-tweeting the event, so keep an eye on this hashtag!
"23.02.2017 17:45:12" Timeline Photos This time tomorrow we'll be announcing the results of the 2017 CA Awards! We're going to live-tweet our whole conference under the hashtag #CALive17 - keep an eye on it to find out who has won, and to follow the talks!
"23.02.2017 16:08:53" heritagecalling.com 5 plants the Romans gave us The British love to get out in the garden but did you know some of our most familiar garden plants and weeds were introduced around two thousand... What did the Romans give us? Some of our most familiar garden plants and weeds! Blog post by Historic England: https://heritagecalling.com/2015/05/21/5-plants-the-romans-gave-us/
"23.02.2017 16:01:28" currentpublishing.com Team | Current Publishing An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented designer to work on our popular magazines. Current Publishing is a well-established, family-run... We're looking for a new addition to the Current Publishing design team. More info here: https://www.currentpublishing.com/jobs.htm
"23.02.2017 13:00:19" Timeline Photos Knit and Byarn are making an offering to Njörðr to see if he can calm the winds that are currently rattling our windows! They say if it gets much stormier they'll have a chat with Thor...
"23.02.2017 12:00:14" theboltonnews.co.uk Owners of homes pre-dating 1700s urged to check their houses for 'witch... MEDIEVAL markings to ward off evil spirits and bad omens are being uncovered in Bolton's historic buildings to form part of a national survey. A medieval graffiti survey in Bolton is calling for owners of local buildings built pre-1700 to get in touch: http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15101689.Owners_of_homes_pre_dating_1700s_urged_to_check_their_houses_for___39_witch_markings__39_/
"22.02.2017 16:00:43" Timeline Photos Current Archaeology Live! 2017 opens on Friday! Knit is briefing his new colleague Byarn on what to expect...
"22.02.2017 15:00:41" guard-archaeology.co.uk GUARD Archaeology Limited Guard Archaeology - offers professional commercial archaeological services across the United Kingdom Bronze Age weapons hoard found on Angus building site: http://www.guard-archaeology.co.uk/news17/CarnoustieNews.html
"22.02.2017 14:00:34" bbc.co.uk Search in Perth for remains of murdered James I - BBC News A plan to search for the tomb of a Scottish king buried in Perth nearly 600 years ago is unveiled. Another missing monarch - the search for the lost grave of James I of Scotland: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-39028871 http://www.kingjames1ofscotland.co.uk/
"22.02.2017 13:30:16" currentpublishing.com Team | Current Publishing An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented designer to work on our popular magazines. Current Publishing is a well-established, family-run... Spread the word: we're recruiting for a new designer! More details here: https://www.currentpublishing.com/jobs.htm
"22.02.2017 13:00:20" Timeline Photos CA 325 - our 50th birthday issue! - is back from the printers and we're very excited about how it looks. It's come back slightly early so we can take copies to our annual conference at the end of the week, but will be with subscribers and in the shops
"22.02.2017 10:30:10" jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk Who the Thor is 'Doris'? Storm Survival Tips from JORVIK's Vikings |... It takes more than a storm named 'Doris' to scare the Vikings, who will be congregating in York this weekend for the finale of the JORVIK Viking... Some sage advice from the Jorvik Vikings on how to weather Storm Doris: http://www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk/2017/02/who-the-thor-is-doris-storm-survival-tips-from-jorviks-vikings/
"20.02.2017 16:03:26" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Watching CA 325 rolling off the presses... it's a special issue this month, marking our 50th birthday! Can't wait to share it with you all.
"17.02.2017 16:09:46" One week till our annual conference! We'll be live-tweeting both days as #CALive17 - feel free to get involved! Hope to see you there.
"16.02.2017 16:56:53" Starting sign-off for CA 325...
"05.02.2017 10:00:55" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards 2017 Below are the nominees for the 9th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Last chance! Voting for the 2017 CA Awards closes tomorrow. Which of the nominated people, publications, and projects will you pick? https://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"02.02.2017 10:12:53" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"31.01.2017 16:02:24" world-archaeology.com CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2017 Calling all photographers! Get ready to submit your entries for our annual CWA Photo Competition, now in its 5th year. What have you seen? Where... Last chance! The Current World Archaeology Photo of the Year Competition closes tomorrow. Get snap-happy and send something in for your chance to win! https://www.world-archaeology.com/issues/cwa-photo-of-the-year-competition-2017.htm
"31.01.2017 13:00:41" Timeline Photos Massive thanks to the fabulous Dorothy Boyd, who sent us Knit almost 3 years ago, and has now made him a friend! What shall we name him?
For anyone interested in making their own, apparently they are adapted from a pattern in Jean Greenhowe's 'Knitted
"30.01.2017 16:01:04" peterboroughtoday.co.uk National Bronze Age museum could be built in city Talks to create a major national museum to celebrate Peterborough and the surrounding area's incredible Bronze Age history have begun. A National Bronze Age museum, based in Peterborough, is among ideas being discussed for how to display finds from Must Farm and Flag Fen: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/national-bronze-age-museum-could-be-built-in-city-1-7794984
"30.01.2017 13:01:47" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards 2017 Below are the nominees for the 9th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... There's just one week left to cast your vote in the 2017 CA Awards - which people, publications, and projects will you pick? https://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"30.01.2017 10:30:12" yorkpress.co.uk Remember the Coppergate dig? Then Jorvik wants to hear from you... THE Coppergate dig of the 1970s, which uncovered a lost Viking city beneath the streets of modern day York, made headlines around the world. If you were involved in or visited the Coppergate excavation in York in the 1970s, Jorvik Viking Centre wants to hear from you! http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15053002.Remember_the_Coppergate_dig__Then_Jorvik_wants_to_hear_from_you___/
"27.01.2017 13:00:32" theguardian.com Foundations of three Roman houses found under Chichester park Large properties just inside city walls, identified using radar, would have been equivalent to homes worth millions today Foundations of three Roman houses have been identified under a Chichester park: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/26/foundations-of-three-roman-houses-found-under-chichester-park
"26.01.2017 16:01:28" archaeology.co.uk Competition: Enter the CA bake-off! The great archaeological bake-off We're always impressed by the wonderful archaeological creations that our readers send in to our Edible... Competition time! It's our 50th birthday in March - if you want to help us celebrate, bake us an archaeology-themed 50th birthday cake and send us a photo, and you could win £50 of book vouchers for books published by our friends at Oxbow Books! More info
"26.01.2017 10:27:14" Timeline Photos A splash of sunshine for the office on this freezy, grey day...
"25.01.2017 16:00:27" bbc.co.uk Claims that BBC's Neolithic Orkney not 'weird' enough - BBC News The BBC defends its three-part series about Neolithic Orkney after claims the programmes did not show how "weird" the islands are. 'Not weird enough'? Did you watch the BBC's recent Neolithic Orkney series? What did you think of it? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-38738074
"25.01.2017 13:01:58" world-archaeology.com CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2017 Calling all photographers! Get ready to submit your entries for our annual CWA Photo Competition, now in its 5th year. What have you seen? Where... One week left till the CWA Photo of the Year competition closes - send in your archaeo-snaps for a chance to win! https://www.world-archaeology.com/issues/cwa-photo-of-the-year-competition-2017.htm
"24.01.2017 16:00:32" archaeology.co.uk Competition: Enter the CA bake-off! The great archaeological bake-off We're always impressed by the wonderful archaeological creations that our readers send in to our Edible... Calling all edible archaeology fans! CA 325 marks our 50th birthday, and we're launching a baking competition to help mark the occasion: https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/competition-enter-the-ca-bake-off.htm
"23.01.2017 16:00:41" kentonline.co.uk Seventeenth century letters found under flooboards at National Trust... Three letters dating back to the seventeenth century have been discovered under the floorboards of a Kent attraction. 17th century letters found at Knole House: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sevenoaks/news/centuries-old-letters-found-under-119315/
"23.01.2017 13:01:58" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards 2017 Below are the nominees for the 9th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Two weeks left till voting on the 2017 CA Awards closes! Don't miss the chance to have your say: https://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"21.01.2017 13:00:53" itv.com Final coins to removed from Celtic hoard The final pieces of treasure will be removed from Jersey's ancient coin hoard today.
The discovery in 2012 was the largest trove of Celtic coins... The final coins are being removed from the largest Celtic coin hoard yet discovered (found in Jersey in 2012): http://www.itv.com/news/channel/update/2017-01-20/final-coins-to-removed-from-celtic-hoard/
"20.01.2017 17:02:45" world-archaeology.com CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2017 Calling all photographers! Get ready to submit your entries for our annual CWA Photo Competition, now in its 5th year. What have you seen? Where... Taken any archaeo-photos while on your travels? Think one could be Current World Archaeology Photo of the Year? This competition is for you! https://www.world-archaeology.com/issues/cwa-photo-of-the-year-competition-2017.htm
"19.01.2017 16:36:45" CA 324 is all signed off! On to CA 325, which marks our 50th birthday!
"19.01.2017 15:29:55" Starting sign-off for CA 324...
"18.01.2017 16:03:06" archaeology.co.uk Excavating the CA Archive: CA 323 It was not until CA 20 (May 1970) that the first interview was published in the magazine. It was with Martin Biddle, at that time directing the... Did you know you can access the articles discussed in Joe Flatman's latest column (CA323) for free online all month? https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/excavating-the-ca-archive-ca-323.htm
"18.01.2017 13:55:21" atsv7.wcn.co.uk WCN ATS Job alert!
Vacancy at the Petrie Museum, and two at RCAHMW...
"18.01.2017 13:02:19" world-archaeology.com CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2017 Calling all photographers! Get ready to submit your entries for our annual CWA Photo Competition, now in its 5th year. What have you seen? Where... If you want to enter the Current World Archaeology Photo of the Year competition, you've got two weeks left to share your snaps! https://www.world-archaeology.com/issues/cwa-photo-of-the-year-competition-2017.htm
"16.01.2017 10:01:10" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards 2017 Below are the nominees for the 9th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Voting for the 2017 CA Awards closes in three weeks! Don't miss the chance to have your say: https://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"15.01.2017 10:30:30" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! 2017: TICKETS NOW ON SALE Current Archaeology Live! 2017 will be returning to the University of London's Senate House, on 24-25 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be... Last chance for CA/CWA subscribers to buy a ticket for CA Live! at our special earlybird rate - book online today! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/live/current-archaeology-live-2017.htm
"14.01.2017 12:01:09" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! 2017: TICKETS NOW ON SALE Current Archaeology Live! 2017 will be returning to the University of London's Senate House, on 24-25 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be... CA/CWA subscribers, if you're coming to CA Live!, don't miss out on special earlybird rate for tickets- ends Sunday! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/live/current-archaeology-live-2017.htm
"13.01.2017 13:01:26" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! 2017: TICKETS NOW ON SALE Current Archaeology Live! 2017 will be returning to the University of London's Senate House, on 24-25 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be... If you're a CA/CWA subscriber and haven't bought your ticket for CA Live! yet, your special earlybird rate ends on Sunday! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/live/current-archaeology-live-2017.htm
"13.01.2017 11:01:06" world-archaeology.com CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2017 Calling all photographers! Get ready to submit your entries for our annual CWA Photo Competition, now in its 5th year. What have you seen? Where... Have you taken any archaeo-photos while on your travels? Think one could be CWA Photo of the Year? Why not enter this competition before 1 Feb? https://www.world-archaeology.com/issues/cwa-photo-of-the-year-competition-2017.htm
"13.01.2017 10:20:43" It's snowing in west London! Not very much, but it's very pretty. If you've had more, do show us your snowy archaeological photos...
"12.01.2017 13:01:14" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! 2017: TICKETS NOW ON SALE Current Archaeology Live! 2017 will be returning to the University of London's Senate House, on 24-25 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be... Planning on coming to CA Live! in Feb? Our special earlybird ticket price for subscribers ends 15 Jan. Book online: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/live/current-archaeology-live-2017.htm
"11.01.2017 13:01:30" st-andrews.ac.uk 2016 | St Andrews excavations uncover valuable archaeology | University... University of St Andrews - Scotland's first University Far-flung flint: Neolithic finds discovered near St Andrews include tools made of flint from Norfolk or Yorkshire: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/news/archive/2016/title,1051059,en.php
"11.01.2017 13:01:30" st-andrews.ac.uk 2016 | St Andrews excavations uncover valuable archaeology | University... University of St Andrews - Scotland's first University Far-flung flint: Neolithic finds discovered near St Andrews contain flint tools made of materials from Norfolk or Yorkshire: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/news/archive/2016/title,1051059,en.php
"11.01.2017 11:00:22" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Live! 2017: TICKETS NOW ON SALE Current Archaeology Live! 2017 will be returning to the University of London's Senate House, on 24-25 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be... If you're planning on coming to CA Live! in Feb, our special earlybird ticket price for subscribers ends on 15 Jan: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/live/current-archaeology-live-2017.htm
"11.01.2017 10:30:19" world-archaeology.com CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2017 Calling all photographers! Get ready to submit your entries for our annual CWA Photo Competition, now in its 5th year. What have you seen? Where... Have you entered our sister magazine Current World Archaeology's Photo of the Year competition? Share your snaps for a chance to win! Closes 1 Feb. More details here: https://www.world-archaeology.com/issues/cwa-photo-of-the-year-competition-2017.htm
"10.01.2017 16:00:53" gloucestershirelive.co.uk 'Roman' coins and beads found under Gloucester Cathedral Archaeologists working at Gloucester Cathedral have uncovered a series of finds, including a rare Janus Bead, human remains and what may be Roman... Fab 500-yr-old 'memento mori' rosary bead found at Gloucester Cathedral: http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/roman-coins-and-500-year-old-beads-found-under-gloucester-cathedral-during-project-pilgrim-dig/story-30038018-detail/story.html
"10.01.2017 14:00:45" lynnnews.co.uk Pentney brooches on display at King's Lynn museum A display of the extraordinary Anglo-Saxon silver brooches found in the churchyard of Pentney Church in the 1970s and now part of the collections... Beautiful Anglo-Saxon brooches on display in Kings Lynn till February 25:
"10.01.2017 13:00:44" itv.com Sam 'the sweater man' makes sweaters of famous landmarks - then goes and... Sam Barsky likes to knit. He also likes to travel. So what better way of combining the two than knitting jumpers of famous landmarks and then... Loving the Stonehenge jumper! http://www.itv.com/news/2017-01-09/sam-the-sweater-man-makes-sweaters-of-famous-landmarks-then-goes-and-stands-next-to-them/
"10.01.2017 10:30:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Archaeological finds shed new light on North Yorkshire town's Roman past A WEALTH of archaeological treasure has been unearthed beneath what was once a youth centre and council offices. Intriguing reference to a Roman burial of 'two goose heads facing each other, covered by a pair of wings'. Does anyone know of any other finds like this?
"09.01.2017 16:54:36" Timeline Photos It's our sister mag Current World Archaeology's first sign-off of 2017... which means we get prosecco too! #MondayMotivation #GoodNeighbours #ReflectedGlory
"09.01.2017 13:01:51" archaeology.co.uk Excavating the CA Archive: CA 323 It was not until CA 20 (May 1970) that the first interview was published in the magazine. It was with Martin Biddle, at that time directing the... Did you know you can access the articles discussed in Joe Flatman's latest column (CA323) for free online all month? https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/excavating-the-ca-archive-ca-323.htm
"07.01.2017 10:00:35" bbc.co.uk The lost sounds of Stonehenge - BBC News There are many questions surrounding the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, might sound be part of the solution? What did Stonehenge sound like? A Huddersfield University project has investigated the monument's acoustics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38530755
"06.01.2017 17:01:53" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards 2017 Below are the nominees for the 9th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Voting for the 2017 CA Awards closes one month today! Don't miss the chance to have your say: https://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"06.01.2017 16:00:47" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 323 – now on sale Our cover feature takes us inside a well-appointed Roman villa in Dorset. There we find many of the sumptuous, if occasionally garish, decorative... CA 323 is now on sale! Celts, a fab Roman villa, mysterious skeletons, an unusual Anglo-Saxon cemetery, and more: https://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-323-now-on-sale.htm
"06.01.2017 13:00:34" shop.royalmail.com Ancient Britain Stamp Set at Royal Mail Shop Royal Mail Shop Talk about putting your stamp on the past! One for the philatelists - how cool are these new 'Ancient Britain' stamps? Out 17 Jan: http://shop.royalmail.com/ancient-britain-stamp-set/invt/20160264
"06.01.2017 11:03:43" archaeology.co.uk The fragrant dead: How to treat your dead, the Roman way Within Roman society, highly aromatic resins were important in ritual activity, and sometimes even applied directly to the body at death. But did... One last Christmassy-themed post for Epiphany! Frankincense: not just a gift for baby Jesus, but a component of some elite Romano-British burials. Read more in CA 312:
"05.01.2017 15:51:19" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post It's the 12th Day of Christmas! All together now...
On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
"05.01.2017 13:01:26" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards 2017 Below are the nominees for the 9th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... It's not too late to vote in the 2017 CA Awards! We'll be announcing the results at our annual conference in Feb: https://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"05.01.2017 10:00:51" thecolchesterarchaeologist.co.uk a really special dish from a Roman burial at Colchester... The really special dish which the Trust recently excavated in a Roman cremation burial at Colchester (see previous blog post) is special because of... Intriguing insights into Roman food, courtesy of Colchester Archaeological Trust: http://www.thecolchesterarchaeologist.co.uk/?p=33620
"05.01.2017 09:34:08" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"04.01.2017 16:01:00" heraldscotland.com New study sheds light on mystery of Aberdeenshire's Beaker people THEY lived at the dawn of time and take their names from objects uncovered in their graves by archaeologists thousands of years later. New study sheds light on Aberdeenshire's Beaker people: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14998059.New_study_sheds_light_on_mystery_of_Aberdeenshire__39_s_Beaker_people/
"04.01.2017 14:30:29" Timeline Photos On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eleven stones a-standing! (photo by Florian Bausch, http://ow.ly/YYKM307FTQK)
"04.01.2017 13:30:20" molaheadland.com MOLA and Headland Archaeology form major new infrastructure consortium –... Two of the most experienced archaeology and built-heritage practices in the UK, MOLA and Headland Archaeology, have combined their expertise to... Two major archaeological units, MOLA and Headland Archaeology, have joined forces to form a new consortium, MOLA Headland Infrastructure: http://molaheadland.com/mola-and-headland-archaeology-form-major-new-infrastructure-consortium/
"04.01.2017 13:00:36" archaeology.co.uk Excavating the CA Archive: CA 323 It was not until CA 20 (May 1970) that the first interview was published in the magazine. It was with Martin Biddle, at that time directing the... We hope you're enjoying Joe Flatman's new column! You can read the CA articles that he discusses in CA 323 for free online all month: https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/excavating-the-ca-archive-ca-323.htm
"04.01.2017 12:00:27" Sky News Goodbye Dippy the Dinosaur! It is the Diplodocus' last day at the Natural History Museum before he embarks on a nationwide tour. Sky News' Sarah Hajibagheri was live from the museum taking your questions. Dinosaur on tour! Today is Dippy the Diplodocus' last day at the National History Museum in London before the famous cast is dissassembled before its national tour: https://www.facebook.com/skynews/videos/1594427417238516/
"04.01.2017 10:30:18" thisislancashire.co.uk Bolton Museum reveals how its Egyptology gallery could look after a... BOLTON Museum has revealed how its new Egyptology gallery could look. Bolton Museum unveils plans for new Egyptology Museum following a multi-million pound transformation: http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/14991265.Bolton_Museum_reveals_how_its_Egyptology_gallery_could_look_after_a_multi_million_pound_transformation/
"04.01.2017 10:00:51" surveymonkey.co.uk What's Your Heritage? Survey Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates. 2017 is Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and Historic Environment Scotland would love to hear views on the buildings and places that matter to you. Complete their short survey for a chance to win a year's free Historic Scotland
"03.01.2017 16:00:58" theguardian.com Let them eat nuts: dentists want office 'cake culture' to end in 2017 Royal College of Surgeons dental faculty also urges firms to provide fruit and nuts instead of biscuits at meetings Well this is fairly disastrous news for the CA team... we run on tea and cake! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/03/let-them-eat-nuts-dentists-want-office-cake-culture-to-end-in-2017
"03.01.2017 14:30:33" Timeline Photos On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: ten re-enactors!
"03.01.2017 13:00:31" It's our first day back in the office, but we're still looking back over 2016 - what was your archaeological highlight of the year?
"03.01.2017 12:00:22" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology Awards 2017 Below are the nominees for the 9th annual Current Archaeology Awards, which celebrate the projects and publications that made the pages of CA this... Don't forget to have your say in the 2017 CA Awards! Vote for the people, projects, and publications that you think deserve special recognition: https://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
"03.01.2017 10:33:23" Timeline Photos Back in the office! Hope you all had a great Christmas/New Year break. Now on with CA 324...
"02.01.2017 14:44:47" Timeline Photos On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: nine Romans roaming!
"01.01.2017 15:36:20" Timeline Photos On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eight diggers digging (at Meillionydd! See CA 321)
"01.01.2017 11:04:16" Happy New Year, everyone! Wishing you all the best for 2017. Does anyone have any archaeological New Years resolutions?
"30.12.2016 14:30:44" Timeline Photos On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: geophysical surveying!
"29.12.2016 14:30:38" Timeline Photos On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five old rings!
"28.12.2016 14:30:24" Timeline Photos On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: four pot Sherds!
"27.12.2016 18:48:53" Timeline Photos On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me... three trench plans!
"26.12.2016 14:33:40" Timeline Photos On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: two sturdy gloves!
"25.12.2016 13:01:32" Timeline Photos On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me a Viking in a pine tree!
"25.12.2016 10:30:39" Timeline Photos Merry Christmas, one and all! (and a happy Jól from Knit!)
"24.12.2016 13:01:38" Timeline Photos Knit has found a festive friend! Hope Santa brings you nice things tomorrow...
"19.12.2016 10:01:02" historicengland.org.uk Highlights from the List | Historic England Explore recent highlights picked from the hundreds of historic buildings and sites that we add to the List of protected places every year. Looking back over 2016, here are some of the recent highlights added to the National Heritage List for England: http://ow.ly/6Nmy307c1mq
"15.12.2016 16:25:00" Timeline Photos Knit's very impressed by our new desk calendar - thanks, MOLA!
"15.12.2016 16:10:44" Starting sign-off for CA 323! #FinalCountdown
"15.12.2016 10:01:04" romanbaths.co.uk Check out this link You can adopt a stone at the Roman Baths to help raise funds for the building of a new Learning Centre: http://ow.ly/A9SG3077ap6
"14.12.2016 17:39:13" Timeline Photos We've just received this lovely Stonehenge Christmas card from the English Heritage comms team - thanks Guys! Didn't know you could get archaeological xmas cards - love it :)
"14.12.2016 16:00:55" edp24.co.uk Roman town at Caistor St Edmund up to three times bigger than previously... The Roman town at Caistor St Edmund was up to three times larger than was previously thought, a new dig has revealed. Roman town at Caistor St Edmund may have been up to three times bigger than previously thought: http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/roman_town_at_caistor_st_edmund_up_to_three_times_bigger_than_previously_thought_new_dig_reveals_1_4812665
"14.12.2016 13:00:34" phys.org Forensic technique reveals sex of prehistoric hand stencil artists Prehistoric ancestors creating human hand stencils in caves 40,000 years ago can now be identified as male or female with more than 90% accuracy. Newly-published research reveals technique to identify the sex of prehistoric hand stencil artists with 90% accuracy http://phys.org/news/2016-12-forensic-technique-reveals-sex-prehistoric.html
"14.12.2016 12:00:26" rcahmw.gov.uk RCAHMW | Islands of Wales: Discovering the Archaeology of Skomer and... Islands of Wales: Discovering the Archaeology of Skomer and Grassholm Now available on Periscope LIVE on #Periscope: Islands of Wales: Discovering... RCAHMW talk about the archaeology of Skomer and Grassholm now available online: http://ow.ly/ZmPg30777GS
"14.12.2016 11:23:15" Debate about the fate of Archaeology A-Level currently running in Parliament - you can follow its progress on Twitter, search for #ArchaeologyAlevel
"13.12.2016 16:00:59" Timeline Photos How's this for colour-coordination? ;)
"13.12.2016 15:00:42" www.southampton.ac.uk Check out this link Jersey was a 'must-see tourist destination for Neanderthals' for over 100,000 years: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2016/12/jersey-neanderthals.page
"13.12.2016 13:30:14" bbc.co.uk BBC - Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets Of Orkney - Media Centre Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest flowing tidal race in Europe - is often... New BBC mini series about the archaeology of Orkney to start in the New Year: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/01/britains-ancient-capital-secrets-of-orkney
"08.12.2016 15:00:39" Just received a letter from a reader who referred to the traditional end of Roman rule in Britain in c.AD 410 as 'Rexit'. Nicely done!
"08.12.2016 13:28:03" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post The office Christmas tree is up! Knit might have got a bit carried away when we let him help with the decorations...
"07.12.2016 16:00:46" bbc.co.uk Terracotta Warriors to be exhibited in Liverpool museum - BBC News Some of China's world famous Terracotta Warriors are to be displayed in Liverpool in 2018, the Culture Secretary announces. A selection of China's Terracotta Warriors are coming to Liverpool in 2018: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-38229560
"07.12.2016 13:00:36" nottingham.ac.uk Scans locate historic secret room in walls of Gunpowder plot house - The... A 17th century hiding hole used by catholic priests has been discovered inside a key building in the gunpowder plot of 1605. 3D scans reveal hidden 'priest hole' in house associated with the Gunpowder Plot: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2016/november/scans-locate-historic-secret-room-in-walls-of-gunpowder-plot-house.aspx
"07.12.2016 11:30:15" isleofman.com 'Bronze Age burial reveals its long held secret' | Isle of Man News ::... The latest news for the Isle of Man Bronze Age burial from the Isle of Man reveals long-held secrets: http://www.isleofman.com/News/details/81370/-bronze-age-burial-reveals-its-long-held-secret-
"06.12.2016 15:20:56" archaeology.co.uk Excavating the CA archive: CA 322 One of the hallmarks of CA is the diversity of its geographic coverage. In this instalment of my excavation of the CA archive, I explore some of... We hope you're enjoying Joe Flatman's new column about the CA archives! You can read the individual issues he discusses in CA 322 for free online via Exact Editions – available for one month, from 1 December. Follow the links here:
"06.12.2016 13:00:32" theguardian.com Somerset skeletons are oldest evidence of monks found in UK Carbon dating of remains unearthed in Beckery chapel near Glastonbury indicate monastic life dating back to fifth or early sixth centuries 'Oldest evidence of monks in Britain' found at Beckery chapel near Glastonbury: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/dec/05/somerset-skeletons-are-oldest-evidence-of-monks-found-in-uk
"06.12.2016 11:30:14" northumberlandgazette.co.uk Major Roman cavalry exhibition along Hadrian's Wall is announced Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site is to host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous... Major Roman cavalry exhibition running the length of Hadrian's Wall and featuring one of the largest Roman Cavalry re-enactments ever seen in the UK announced for 2017:
"05.12.2016 16:10:46" abdn.ac.uk Scientists discover new material from Sutton Hoo ship burial | News |... Scientists have discovered a new material to add to the collection of treasures from the Sutton Hoo ship burial - bitumen from the Middle East. New clue from Sutton Hoo! http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/10216/
"01.12.2016 10:30:44" Pinch, punch, first day of the month! Happy December, everyone - that's the end of our Movember finds, but if you want to see them all in one handy place, look for the #ArchaeMo hashtag on our Twitter feed (@Currentarchaeo).
"01.12.2016 10:11:47" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 322 – now on sale Archaeology is alive with uncertainties. Time and again new sites or technologies upend longstanding theories. All this month's featured sites show the sometimes fractious relationship between fres… CA 322 is now on sale! Unique Anglo-Saxon burials, the archaeology of mice, the first Jacobite rising, and more! https://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-322-now-on-sale.htm
"01.12.2016 10:04:26" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"01.12.2016 10:04:26" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"30.11.2016 10:30:37" Timeline Photos It's time for our final #Movember find! This 12th/13th-century alabaster knight was found in Norfolk: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/131064 #ArchaeMo
"30.11.2016 10:30:36" Timeline Photos It's time for our final Movember find! This 12th/13th-century alabaster knight was found in Norfolk: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/131064
"29.11.2016 16:50:32" Timeline Photos Festive cheer has arrived early in the CA office, thanks to these yummy treats from the Museum of London press team - thanks, guys!
"29.11.2016 13:00:33" twitter.com Joe Flatman on Twitter “.@CurrentArchaeo 322's here! More CA archive excavation from me + editorial fashion debate in letters pages: wot' about this via @clmorgan ?” Archaeological Christmas jumper! :) https://twitter.com/joeflatman/status/803535272327729152
"29.11.2016 10:30:37" Timeline Photos For our penultimate Movember object, we're back with the PAS: this Roman mount has a bit of a Tintin quiff going on! https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/124436
"28.11.2016 10:30:14" Timeline Photos A super-shiny international find for today's Movember object - from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, it's the 'Mask of Agamemnon': http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/prehistorical/mycenian/mycenian02-en.html
"27.11.2016 10:30:35" Timeline Photos For today's Movember object, we're back at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, marvelling over this moustachioed tourney helmet from 16th-century Germany: https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-17493.html #Movember
"26.11.2016 10:30:36" Timeline Photos Today's Movember find comes from Sir John Soane's Museum - it's the Roman head of a sleeping (and snoring!) Pan: http://collections.soane.org/object-m968
"25.11.2016 16:00:37" sussex.police.uk Police investigate damage to historic West Sussex hill-fort Rogue treasure-hunters thought to have jeopardised centuries-old landmark. Sussex Police is seeking information about rogue metal-detecting at Cissbury Ring. Can you help? More info and contact details here: https://sussex.police.uk/news/police-investigate-damage-to-historic-west-sussex-hill-fort
"25.11.2016 10:30:46" Timeline Photos Back at the British Museum, today's Movember find is this Anglo-Saxon button brooch from Mucking! We've got a feature about this fab site coming up in the next issue of CA.
"25.11.2016 10:05:26" ucc.hosted.panopto.com Rediscovering the Vikings: Reception, Recovery, Engagement The conference on the theme of 'Rediscovering the Vikings: Reception, Recovery, Engagement' and is bringing together academics, heritage experts... For anyone interested in Vikings, the 'Rediscovering the Vikings: Reception, Recovery, Engagement' conference is currently live-streaming at https://ucc.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=156ec7f0-603e-4a41-89fb-9587d8b88db5
"24.11.2016 13:30:15" wyg.com New discoveries rewrite Stonehenge landscape | WYG | Global Consultancy To learn more about our capabilities in specific countries, please visit any of the country sites below. Visit Regions & Offices for a full listing... Fabulous finds from the Stonehenge landscape: http://www.wyg.com/news-and-press-releases/new-discoveries-rewrite-stonehenge-landscape
"24.11.2016 10:30:47" Timeline Photos While exploring mustachioed artefacts for Movember, we can't forget the magnificent Sutton Hoo helmet at the British Museum! http://ow.ly/Ug2x306etwK
"23.11.2016 13:00:34" rcahmw.gov.uk RCAHMW | Ordnance Survey Scribblings – Explore Your Archives Ordnance Survey Scribblings – Explore Your Archives Since the early days of cartography, those working on the maps have often hidden signatures or... Stick men and big boots - map-related mischief from the Royal Commission: http://rcahmw.gov.uk/ordnance-survey-scribblings-explore-your-archives/
"23.11.2016 10:30:48" Timeline Photos Straying abroad for today's Movember object, we bring you a poignant Roman sculpture: the Dying Gaul http://ow.ly/kPUD306es2c
"23.11.2016 10:30:44" Timeline Photos Straying abroad today to bring you a poignant #ArchaeMo: this Roman sculpture depicts the Dying Gaul: http://en.museicapitolini.org/collezioni/percorsi_per_sale/palazzo_nuovo/sala_del_gladiatore/statua_del_galata_capitolino #Movember
"22.11.2016 10:30:49" Timeline Photos Celtic art is full of fantastic Movember material! The Iron Age bucket fitting from Welwyn, star of the cover of CA 307, is an absolutely classic example: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-307-out-now.htm
"21.11.2016 10:30:46" Timeline Photos Have you got a moustache-themed find to share with us for Movember? Today's example, from the British Museum, is an Iron Age sculpture: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=815820&partId=1
"20.11.2016 13:01:04" Timeline Photos A hoard of over 1,000 coins, buried during the Civil War, has been found in Lincolnshire: http://ow.ly/6J98306grqL
"20.11.2016 10:30:37" Timeline Photos Back to the Portable Antiquities Scheme for today's Movember object: this sharp-nosed individual once adorned a 16th/17th c. vessel: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/765857
"19.11.2016 13:01:05" Timeline Photos Lovely recent PAS find from Lincolnshire: two 17th century gold 'love rings': https://twitter.com/ajdaubney/status/799206804454592512
"19.11.2016 10:30:42" Timeline Photos Today's Movember find comes from the Royal Armouries in Leeds: check out the fearsome facial fuzz on this 19th century Japanese armour! https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-37499.html
"18.11.2016 17:30:01" CA 322 is whizzing off to the printers, just in time for the weekend! Have a good one, everyone!
"18.11.2016 13:01:16" blogs.bl.uk Weird and Wonderful Creatures of the Bestiary - Medieval manuscripts blog Those of you who follow our blog regularly will surely have noticed our deep and abiding love for medieval animals and bestiaries; in the past... Inspired by the new film of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which opens in the UK today, we though we'd share some weird and wonderful critters from the British Library's collections:
"18.11.2016 10:30:48" Timeline Photos Not a PAS find, but too good not to share! Found during excavations of the Temple of Mithras in London (CA 296) and now housed by the Museum of London, this bust of the god Serapis is a truly divine Movember find!
"17.11.2016 16:00:54" Timeline Photos Elizabeth 1 became queen on this day in 1558. This lovely find from the PAS database shows her as a young woman: https://twitter.com/findsorguk/status/799219801491062784
"17.11.2016 13:01:29" Timeline Photos Thousands of Roman shoes have been found at Vindolanda - now the team has found only their second definite pair: https://twitter.com/VindolandaTrust/status/799193088036106244
"17.11.2016 10:30:51" Timeline Photos For today's Movember find, here's a 16th/17th century scabbard chape that would have covered the tip of a sword or dagger. Love the droopy tache! https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/766195
"17.11.2016 10:30:50" Timeline Photos Today's #ArchaeMo is a 16th/17th century scabbard chape from Worcestershire. Love the droopy tache! https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/766195 #Movember
"16.11.2016 16:40:14" edp24.co.uk Aylsham Roman dig scoops national archaeological award An archaeological dig in Norfolk which involved some 200 members of the community has won a national award. Roman dig in Aylsham, Norfolk, wins the Marsh Archaeology Award For Community Archaeology: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/aylsham_roman_dig_scoops_national_archaeological_award_1_4778009
"16.11.2016 13:00:59" bbc.co.uk Great Ryburgh dig finds 81 'rare' Anglo-Saxon coffins - BBC News Archaeologists have discovered 81 "rare" tree-trunk coffins at a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery, it is revealed. Fabulous finds from an Anglo-Saxon cemetery site in Norfolk: log coffins and plank lined graves in unprecedented numbers/state of preservation. We'll have the full story in the upcoming issue of CA - watch this space!
"16.11.2016 10:30:52" Timeline Photos This rather regal face was once part of a statue. It was found in Powys, Wales, and makes for a truly kingly Movember find! https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/765036
"15.11.2016 10:30:50" Timeline Photos Another Wodan face on an 8th century sceat (see our Movember post from the 4th) - but this time with fabulous flowing hair: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/778295
"14.11.2016 16:04:21" nationaltrust.org.uk Technology reveals archaeological discovery at Fountains Abbey Groundbreaking technology reveals location of monks' cemetery at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. Ground-penetrating technology reveals over 500 burials at Fountains' Abbey: http://ow.ly/U9dv3069wtC
"14.11.2016 10:30:49" Timeline Photos A mystery mo for today's Movember artefact! What were moustache-like objects such as this used for in the Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age? https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/754242
"13.11.2016 10:30:38" Timeline Photos Once part of a chafing dish (used to support a plate being warmed), this post-medieval face was found in London and is today's Movember offering: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/745555
"12.11.2016 10:30:51" Timeline Photos Can you spot a moustachioed face amongst the beautiful decoration on this 7th century fitting? Today's Movember find comes from Berkshire: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/741418
"11.11.2016 13:01:13" theguardian.com Did Shakespeare write Henry V to suit London theatre's odd shape? The newly excavated Curtain theatre in Shoreditch is believed to be where Henry V and Romeo and Juliet were first performed Exciting updates from MOLA about the Curtain Theatre, where Shakespeare's plays were performed (see CA 316) - more to come in our next issue! http://ow.ly/z8dZ3064yOp
"11.11.2016 10:30:54" Timeline Photos Time for a Roman entry to our Movember list! What this man lacks in hair on his head, he makes up for with hair on his face! https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/796015
"10.11.2016 16:00:45" Timeline Photos Re-posting today's Movember find as photo doesn't seem to have loaded. This post-medieval knife handle depicts Jonah https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/754657
"10.11.2016 15:01:22" Timeline Photos Funny old British weather - glanced up at the sound of rain, and it looks like two entirely different seasons outside each of our windows!
"10.11.2016 10:30:43" A whale of a find! This post-medieval knife handle depicting Jonah is our Movember artefact of the day: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/754657
"09.11.2016 13:00:45" archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com Images shine light on ancient Aberdeen Bestiary TANN is an online open access, pro-community news site bringing together people in related fields with active interests intersecting archaeology. High definition images from a beautiful illustrated medieval manuscript are available online for the first time - and shed new light on its purpose:
"09.11.2016 10:30:47" Timeline Photos Today's Movember find comes to you from Denbighshire in Wales! This fellow's facial foliage is thought to suggest an Edwardian date: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/757046
"08.11.2016 10:30:58" Timeline Photos Getting spiritual for today's Movember find: part of a 12th/13th-century figure of Christ, from the York area: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/757816
"07.11.2016 10:30:51" Timeline Photos A rather formidable moustache on this fragment of German stoneware! Do you have a suggestion for a Movember artefact? https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/765826
"06.11.2016 10:31:08" Timeline Photos It's ArchaeMo time! Today's Movember find is this rather splendid Victorian statuette from Lancashire: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/780699
"05.11.2016 10:30:40" Timeline Photos Look carefully at this early medieval strap end from Derbyshire, and you'll see a moustachioed face at one end: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/776659
"04.11.2016 16:01:11" cam.ac.uk Ectoplasm, spirit trumpets and paintings from Pompeii: 600 years of... Why does one of the world's great research libraries have 'ectoplasm', a spirit trumpet and beard hair posted to Charles Darwin among its eight... New exhibition at Cambridge University Library showcases 'curious objects' from its collections, including 'ectoplasm', a pocket globe tracing Captain Cook's first voyage, and beard hair that was posted to Charles Darwin: http://ow.ly/1aGH305QCzJ
"04.11.2016 13:00:49" Timeline Photos Following on from this morning's Wodan-related Movember object, here's a fabulous recent find from Lincolnshire that might also represent the god: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/812120
"04.11.2016 10:30:48" Timeline Photos Today's Movember find is an 8th century sceat minted in Hamwic, decorated with a peacock and the face of Wodan: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/778295
"03.11.2016 16:00:52" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 321 – now on sale Legend has it that the Rothwell charnel chapel was discovered when a grave digger tumbled into an underground vault stacked with bones. This... CA 321 is now on sale! A Pictish monastery, the Viking Conquest, medieval ossuaries, Iron Age hillforts in Wales, and more! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-321-now-on-sale.htm
"03.11.2016 14:05:29" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
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"03.11.2016 10:01:05" Timeline Photos Another day, another Movember artefact! This Roman sceptre head was found in Oxfordshire: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/760140
"02.11.2016 16:01:44" welwynarchaeologicalsociety.wordpress.com Conference Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research The second “Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research” conference will be held on November 26th... Want to learn more about the archaeology of Hertfordshire? From medieval money to how the region entered the Roman Empire, you can find out about the latest research at this conference in Hitchin on 26 November:
"02.11.2016 14:00:38" digventures.com How To... Make Your Own Stonehenge Jack O'Lantern This Stonehenge-inspired pumpkin will light up your halloween! Did anyone carve an archaeology-themed pumpkin for Hallowe'en? The Digventurers did a fab Stonehenge one last year: http://digventures.com/2015/10/how-to-make-your-own-stonehenge-jack-olantern/
"02.11.2016 13:01:27" bbc.co.uk Lawrence of Arabia's exploits 'backed up' by archaeology - BBC News Archaeological remains which support Lawrence of Arabia's account of his exploits in World War One go on display for the first time in the UK. Artefacts relating to Lawrence of Arabia's exploits in WW1 have gone on display at the National Civil War Centre in Newark: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-37803035
"02.11.2016 10:30:47" Timeline Photos Time for another Movember find! Do you have a favourite tache-tastic artefact? This 15th-16th century fella has a very stylish hat. https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/763901
"01.11.2016 16:30:21" lincolnshire.gov.uk Anglo-Saxon aristocratic burial found near Louth | Lincolnshire County... A rich array of artefacts, probably once belonging to a member of the local aristocracy, has been found by a metal detectorist searching a ploughed... Amazing Anglo-Saxon finds in Lincolnshire: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/news/anglo-saxon-aristocratic-burial-found-near-louth/130408.article
"01.11.2016 10:30:21" Timeline Photos Pinch punch, first day of the month! It's Movember, so we're sharing our favourite moustachioed finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme that have been recorded since last November. Kicking things off: the tache-tastic Woodbridge Wildman - read all
"31.10.2016 16:31:44" archaeology.co.uk How to Kill a Witch – The Reigate witch bottle What do you do if you find yourself bewitched? If you find you are constantly out of sorts, and you just know someone has put the evil eye on you?... What's a witch bottle? Find out on the CA website: http://ow.ly/AwGn305HIWh Do you have a favourite #spooky archaeological find? #Halloween
"31.10.2016 16:01:34" historicengland.org.uk Public Asked to Help Hunt for Witches' Marks | Historic England Public asked to share their knowledge and search for more ritual protection symbols or apotropaic marks One for Hallowe'en: help Historic England find 'witches' marks' (ritual protection marks) in historic buildings: https://www.historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/Help-Hunt-for-Witches-Marks
"31.10.2016 13:00:47" Timeline Photos Happy Hallowe'en from everyone at Current Archaeology! Hope you all have some suitably spooky fun tonight.
"31.10.2016 11:04:45" twitter.com Spooky stories from England's historic places These castles and abbeys are hiding some gruesome secrets... Via English Heritage: spooky stories from England's historic places: https://twitter.com/i/moments/791278959547867137
"28.10.2016 16:02:56" orcadian.co.uk Pictish symbol stone recovered from East Mainland - The Orcadian Online Archaeologists have recovered a rate Pictish symbol stone from an eroding area of coastline in the East Mainland. Coastal erosion in Orkney, and... Pictish symbol stone recovered from an eroding area of coastline on Mainland, Orkney: http://www.orcadian.co.uk/pictish-symbol-stone-recovered-east-mainland/
"28.10.2016 15:59:18" www.cambstimes.co.uk Check out this link Learn about the Curse Tablets of Roman Britain at Fenland Archaeological Society's talk in Wisbech on 8 November: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/learn_about_curse_tablets_of_roman_britain_at_fenland_archaeological_society_talk_in_wisbech_1_4752067
"27.10.2016 15:10:22" indiegogo.com Raising Horizons: 200 years of Trowelblazing Women Photographic exhibition of women archaeologists, palaeontologists, geologists & oral history archive | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support... Raising Horizons: a pioneering new photographic exhibition celebrating 200 years of trowelblazing female archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists.
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"25.10.2016 12:00:33" bbc.co.uk Trust takes over Snodhill Castle in Herefordshire - BBC News The future of a 12th Century castle in Herefordshire is secured after a preservation trust takes over the site. At-risk 12th Century castle in Herefordshire will be preserved after being taken on by a trust: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-37744260
"25.10.2016 11:00:22" bbc.co.uk Jorvik Viking Centre to reopen in April after refurbishment - BBC News A date is set for the Jorvik Viking Centre to reopen, after severe flooding caused it to close last year. The Jorvik Viking Centre is set to reopen on 8 April: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-37749443
"21.10.2016 15:01:15" There's been a lot of excitement this week about the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings - but the 18th was the *1000th* anniversary of another conquest of England, following Cnut's Viking victory at the Battle of Assandun in 1016. We've got a
"21.10.2016 12:00:53" Timeline Photos Friday fun: as last weekend marked the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest, here's a favourite bit of the Bayeux Tapestry (or, pictured, Reading Museum's Victorian copy) - for all you Game of Thrones fans out there, surely this is Tyrion Lannister?
"21.10.2016 10:22:14" That's CA 321 sent to the printers! Should be with you first week of November.
"18.10.2016 15:25:14" theguardian.com Archaeology A-level is now ancient history | Letters Letters: The loss of archaeology as an A-level subject is a blow to the UK's education, arts and heritage sectors What do you think of AQA's decision to drop A Level Archaeology? Did you take the subject? Did you find it useful? https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/17/archaeology-a-level-is-now-ancient-history
"15.10.2016 12:01:09" archaeology.co.uk SAVE THE DATE: Current Archaeology Live! 2017 Current Archaeology Live! 2017 will be returning to the University of London's Senate House, on 24-25 February (Friday/Saturday). We will be... Tickets for our next conference, Current Archaeology Live! 2017 (24-25 Feb) are now on sale! More info: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/current-archaeology-live-2017.htm
"15.10.2016 09:00:51" www.archaeology.co.uk Check out this link CA subscribers can now get access to our whole digital back catalogue for just £12 a year! More info: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/slider/the-new-look-current-archaeology-16-extra-pages.htm
"14.10.2016 15:00:50" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 286 The number of wrecks off England's coast is a stark reminder of our reliance on shipping: 37,000 vessels, cargoes, and even ditched aircraft have... Today marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. In CA 286 we explored evidence for where it was fought: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-286-on-sale-now.htm
"14.10.2016 14:00:27" research.bournemouth.ac.uk The past is not what it used to be: archaeological science in the 21st... BU's inaugural lecture series returns this autumn, with a taste of the past. Advances in technology are making a difference to all areas of our... Free lecture at Bournemouth University: 'The past is not what it used to be: archaeological science in the 21st century'. 1 November. https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/2016/10/the-past-is-not-what-it-used-to-be-archaeological-science-in-the-21st-century/
"06.10.2016 15:24:50" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 320 – now on sale Glastonbury has a knack of attracting stories. It is a place where legends of a once and future king and feet in ancient time provide a beguiling... CA 320 is now on sale, and we've had a bit of a makeover in the run-up to our 50th birthday next year! We've also gone up in size by 16 pages, meaning that on top of all your favourites you can now enjoy longer features, bonus book reviews, and new extra
"06.10.2016 09:24:17" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
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"06.10.2016 08:59:47" Current Archaeology Magazine
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"05.10.2016 15:15:27" theguardian.com Pristine pressed flower among 'jaw-dropping' bronze age finds Ritual offerings unearthed at Lancashire site discovered by metal detectorist include weapons, jewellery and ornaments 'Votive offering' of a Bronze Age pressed flower found in Lancashire: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/30/pristine-pressed-flower-among-jaw-dropping-bronze-age-finds
"30.09.2016 15:06:20" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post We've had such an interesting day in Wolverhampton, visiting our printers. We watched CA 320 rolling out - looking good, can't wait to share it with you all!
"30.09.2016 08:52:23" Timeline Photos Off to visit our printers in Wolverhampton to see CA 320 being born!
"27.09.2016 09:30:12" bbc.co.uk Iron Age jewellery made on Orkney recreated - BBC News A piece of Iron Age jewellery of a kind made on Orkney thousands of years ago has been recreated using 3D printing technology. Iron Age jewellery from Orkney recreated using 3D printing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-37481840
"23.09.2016 15:59:07" Just signed off CA 320! Should be with you early October - it's a bit of a special one this month, so look out for it...
"23.09.2016 13:55:32" Starting sign-off for CA 320! It's the final countdown (nana na naaaa nana na na na...)
"22.09.2016 16:12:23" youtube.com Conservation of a Romano-British urn - Episode 4: Dismantling The fourth episode in a weekly series that tracks the in-depth conservation work on a Romano-British cinerary urn. Watch previous episodes in the... Have you seen the British Museum's series of videos about conserving a Romano-British urn? We're fascinated! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2p4VRKgQYU
"22.09.2016 12:00:48" telegraph.co.uk Roman sandal found at Hadrian's Wall looks just like David Beckham's... Archaeologists were left stunned when they uncovered a near 2,000-year-old shoe which looks just like the Adidas Predator football boot famously... Bit of light relief for press day: Roman shoe from Vindolanda looks like a 'Predator' football boot: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/21/roman-sandle-found-at-hadrians-wall-looks-just-like-david-beckha/
"22.09.2016 10:30:23" bbc.co.uk Roman bronze wing unearthed in Gloucester to go on show - BBC News An "extremely rare" Roman bronze wing found during an archaeological dig in Gloucester is to go on public display. The Roman bronze wing recently found in Gloucester (as reported in CA 317) is to go on public display: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-37386847
"22.09.2016 09:00:17" romanlincolnshire.wordpress.com Stories from stones – Roman gems lecture Its been an excellent week for Roman lectures here in Lincoln, with the Lincolnshire Archaeology Day at the weekend, and now Dr Ian Marshman's... Interesting insights into Roman gems: https://romanlincolnshire.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/stories-from-stones-roman-gems-lecture/
"15.09.2016 12:00:43" We've passed 17,000 'likes' on our Facebook page! If you'd like to join the fun, we're at
"15.09.2016 10:59:53" scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk Scotland's heritage volunteers named in nationwide shortlist 'Angels' behind the restoration of a memorial tower on Orkney, the safeguarding of a Victorian-built community hall in Glasgow and a Borders-based... The shortlist for the second annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards has been announced: http://www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk/news/scotlands-heritage-volunteers-named-in-nationwide-shortlist/
"13.09.2016 15:01:24" www.museumoflondon.org.uk Check out this link Have you been to see the London Stone in its temporary lodgings at the Museum of London yet? Here are 7 strange stories associated with the lump of limestone:
"13.09.2016 13:30:35" www.ahrc.ac.uk Check out this link Archaeologists from the UK are calling on members of the public to help them preserve the legacy of some of the world's most important monuments and historic sites, including those most at risk in Syria and Libya - using holiday
"13.09.2016 12:00:47" vindolanda.com Excavation A few months ago excavations in the 3rd century extramural settlement recovered a remarkable artefact. An ingot made from iron with an inscription... From the Vindolanda blog: interpreting an enigmatic inscribed ingot http://www.vindolanda.com/_blog/excavation
"13.09.2016 11:00:23" bbc.co.uk Jersey coin hoard marks milestone of 55,000 coins removed - BBC News The team removing coins from the Jersey Celtic hoard have gathered more than in any other British hoard to date. Prehistoric Jersey coin hoard marks milestone of 55,000 coins removed - there are thought to be c.70,000 in total: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-37329266
"13.09.2016 09:30:17" bbc.co.uk Prehistoric Cochno Stone unearthed near housing estate - BBC News A prehistoric stone panel said to be the "most important in Europe" is being unearthed for the first time in 50 years in Clydebank. One of the best examples of Neolithic or Bronze Age cup and ring markings in Europe, buried in the 1960s to protect it from vandals, is being re-excavated in Clydebank: http://ow.ly/8ghH3049R4p
"09.09.2016 15:01:22" blog.english-heritage.org.uk 10 Things The Romans Did For Us - English Heritage Blog From the obvious (architecture and hygiene) to the more unusual (fast food and advertising) the Romans have left their mark across the country. English Heritage blog post: what did the Romans do for us? Here are 10 things: http://blog.english-heritage.org.uk/what-did-the-romans-do-for-us What else would you thank them for?
"09.09.2016 12:30:33" gov.uk Improving the use of planning conditions - Consultations - GOV.UK A consultation on measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. Consultation on proposed changes to planning conditions - important implications for archaeology. Have your say: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-the-use-of-planning-conditions
"09.09.2016 12:00:52" historyextra.com Period dramas should not be judged on historical accuracy, say historians Historical accuracy should not always be the primary concern in period dramas, two leading historians have claimed Interesting question: should period dramas be judged on their historical accuracy? What do you think? And what are the best (or worst) ones you've seen in terms of realism? http://ow.ly/Dto330432ld
"09.09.2016 11:00:31" pasthorizonspr.com Making sense of Iron Age settlement patterns in Scotland Recent research by GUARD Archaeology into Iron Age settlement patterns in Galloway raises the question of whether the right perspective has been... Recent research by GUARD Archaeology: making sense of Iron Age settlement patterns in Scotland: http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2016/making-sense-of-iron-age-settlement-patterns-in-scotland?
"09.09.2016 10:15:09" theconversation.com The Mary Rose artefact scans are a new way of analysing history Historical insight is not the only thing that has been raised with the Mary Rose. 'The Mary Rose artefact scans are a new way of analysing history' - interesting article on digital archaeology: https://theconversation.com/the-mary-rose-artefact-scans-are-a-new-way-of-analysing-history-64924
"09.09.2016 09:30:10" yorkshiremuseum.org.uk Wold Newton Hoard | Yorkshire Museum The discovery of the Wold Newton Hoard is a rare opportunity to keep a very important Roman hoard in a public collection. If acquired and studied,... Appeal by the Yorkshire Museum to keep the Wold Newton Roman hoard in a public collection: http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/wold-newton-hoard/
"08.09.2016 15:01:22" Timeline Photos Four years to the day since we first visited the Greyfriars site and the search for Richard III - little did we know then what was to come!
"08.09.2016 10:30:19" youtube.com Crossrail Archaeology: Great Plague DNA identified Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great... Analysis of skeletons excavated during the Crossrail project has revealed the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague. Find out more in this new video: http://ow.ly/nO6P3040DQK
"07.09.2016 10:02:07" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"07.09.2016 10:02:07" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"06.09.2016 15:01:15" jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk Become a Part of JORVIK Competition | Jorvik One lucky winner will get the opportunity to have their face transformed into a Viking resident of the JORVIK ride experience when we reopen in... Jorvik Viking Centre competition: your chance to have your face used on a Viking 'resident' of their Jorvik ride when the museum reopens in 2017: http://ow.ly/4fWw303VZyq
"06.09.2016 12:02:11" Timeline Photos Roman silver stud found in Walsingham 'commemorates the quashing of Boudica's rebellion': http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-37221815
"06.09.2016 11:30:16" bbc.co.uk Roman sling bullet cache unearthed at Burnswark dig - BBC News A cache of Roman lead sling bullets - thought to be the largest ever found in Britain - is unearthed in southern Scotland. 'Largest cache of Roman sling bullets found in Britain' discovered at Burnswark: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-37260157 Fab site - read all about its Roman archaeology in CA 316!
"05.09.2016 10:00:24" virtualtudors.org 3D Mary Rose Models | Virtual Tudors Fab interactive 3D models of artefacts and a skull recovered from the Mary Rose available on newly launched website: http://virtualtudors.org/Mary-Rose-3D
"05.09.2016 09:30:11" twitter.com Rob Collins on Twitter “@CurrentArchaeo Matt accepts a chocolate Roman distance slab #hwall40” Back in the office after our weekend Hadrian's Wall conference - search for #HWall40 on our Twitter feed for highlights! We're still blown away by this chocolate Roman distance slab that was given to us - amazing edible archaeology!
"02.09.2016 16:01:05" blogs.bl.uk Pokémon Go! The Medieval Edition - Medieval manuscripts blog Over the past few weeks, a certain new game has been captivating worldwide interest. It's not a new Olympic sport or an updated version of Angry... A bit of Friday fun from the British Library blog... Pokemon Go, medieval style! http://ow.ly/9xlg303PR3m
"02.09.2016 15:58:32" twitter.com Current Archaeology on Twitter “Back in Durham to get ready for this evening's lecture by David Breeze #HWall40” Back in Durham, getting read for this evening's lecture by David Breeze, to kick off the weekend conference we're running in conjunction with the University of Durham. https://twitter.com/CurrentArchaeo/status/771732975700566016
"02.09.2016 14:00:34" mola.org.uk Discovering the archaeology of the Great Fire of London | MOLA In this blog, Nigel Jeffries, Post-Roman Pottery Specialist here at MOLA, tells us what archaeology has revealed about the notorious Great Fire of... The Great Fire of London started 350 years ago today. MOLA has an interesting short blog post about the archaeology of the catastrophe: http://www.mola.org.uk/blog/discovering-archaeology-great-fire-london
"02.09.2016 13:30:17" Timeline Photos Knit sends his best from Vindolanda! He's joined our conference delegates in the Roman North. https://twitter.com/hashtag/hwall40?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash
"02.09.2016 11:00:21" twitter.com Current Archaeology on Twitter “Starting off our #HadriansWall conference weekend with a tour of Vindolanda #HWall40” Our Hadrian's Wall conference begins! The team and delegates are visiting Vindolanda - watch out for Twitter updates from the conference with the hashtag #HWall40. http://ow.ly/LmqG303PvlL
"02.09.2016 09:00:44" Timeline Photos Today finds a rather lonely Deputy Ed holding the fort while the rest of the CA team is in Durham for our Hadrian's Wall conference... even Knit has gone North! Watch out for their updates on Twitter today and over the weekend: #HWall40
"01.09.2016 15:00:45" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 319 – now on sale We now know that disaster swiftly struck Must Farm. Construction may not even have been complete when the flames took hold, and it is probable that... Today marks the start of Scottish Archaeology Month! Find out more at archaeologyscotland.org.uk and read highlights in CA 319! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-319-now-on-sale.htm
"01.09.2016 14:00:32" The Vindolanda Trust This is a right foot leather insole from a Roman child's slipper and was found yesterday in the Severan fort ditch. Our smallest slipper found at Vindolanda so far and it is a fabulous find. Lovely find from the Vindolanda Trust: the leather insole from a Roman child's slipper. https://www.facebook.com/TheVindolandaTrust/photos/a.410532362361245.95444.147448832002934/1086060308141777/?type=3&theater
"01.09.2016 12:15:11" Timeline Photos CA 319 is now on sale! Knit's loving the colour coordination. Latest on Must Farm, plus Roman Leicester, the archaeology of Gwent, a Gallipoli veteran, and much more: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-319-now-on-sale.htm
"01.09.2016 09:30:57" Timeline Photos Today's the day! After months of planning we're finally off to Durham to set up for our special Hadrian's Wall conference: archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 Watch out for updates on Twitter under #HWall40!
"31.08.2016 15:02:11" Timeline Photos Who's excited for Bake-Off tonight? Knit is - if there's one thing he likes more than raiding, it's cake...
"31.08.2016 11:05:06" bbc.co.uk Anglo-Saxon pendant: Norfolk treasure find links to 'royal' past - BBC News A pendant which has been declared as treasure provides another piece to an "amazing jigsaw" of Norfolk's Anglo-Saxon past, experts say. Beautiful Anglo-Saxon pendant from Diss, Norfolk, has just undergone its coroner's inquest: Fantastic find! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-37186258
"30.08.2016 10:00:23" Timeline Photos We're back in the office after the bank holiday, and CA 319 is back from the printers! Should be with subscribers/in the shops later this week.
"30.08.2016 09:02:09" Hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend! Who got up to something archaeological? We'd love to see your snaps!
"25.08.2016 15:02:26" southwalesargus.co.uk Parts from Newport ship will go to York for treatment MORE of the medieval Newport ship will be taken from the city for preservation on Wednesday, August 17. Conservation of the medieval Newport Ship continues as parts are sent to York for specialist preservation: http://ow.ly/44I1303vFfm
"25.08.2016 12:02:21" This time next week we'll be on the road to Durham to set up for our Hadrian's Wall conference! Hope to see you there. archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 #HWall40
"25.08.2016 10:00:21" archaeology.co.uk Jaffa Cake Henge This model of Stonehenge is one of eight other Jaffa Cake creations Dominic Wilcox made to represent Britain, from Tower Bridge to the Loch... In honour of the launch of the new series of Bake-Off, we've updated our Edible Archaeology listings on the CA website - and given GBBO's theme last night, where better to start than with the Jaffa Cake Stonehenge from CA 267?
"24.08.2016 15:30:22" Timeline Photos Poor Knit's struggling with the heat - not a day to be wearing (or made from!) wool...
"24.08.2016 15:01:03" Timeline Photos With the Great British Bake-Off returning to our screens tonight, we thought we'd pay tribute to the amazingly talented people who send us photos of their archaeological creations for our Edible Archaeology section. Great work, all - we're always glad to
"24.08.2016 12:01:41" bbc.co.uk Mystery stone structure under Neolithic dump on Orkney - BBC News Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious stone structure buried under what they describe as Scotland's "largest Neolithic rubbish dump". Mystery stone structure at the Ness of Brodgar? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-37154410
"24.08.2016 10:00:22" bbc.co.uk BBC Local Live: Updates from North East England on Wednesday 24 August... Bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the North East on Wednesday 24 August 2016. The remains of 17th century soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar, found near Durham Cathedral (as reported in CA 308), will be reburied in Durham and commemorated with a plaque made of stone from Dunbar: http://ow.ly/QTfG303x2mU
"23.08.2016 15:15:11" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Today we have been at MOLA HQ, admiring the amazing Roman fresco recently found at London's Lime Street (see CA 313).
"22.08.2016 12:01:53" We're just finalising the last few details of our Hadrian's Wall conference - hope to see you there, it's going to be a good one! archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 #HWall40
"19.08.2016 15:00:57" Timeline Photos Lovely weather for (Anglo-Saxon) ducks...
"19.08.2016 12:30:15" The weather might be gloomy, but all is sunshine at CA, as we've just sent issue 319 to the printers! Out in early September.
"19.08.2016 12:00:38" Timeline Photos Too wet to go outside, so Knit's entertaining himself in the office. We've found the world's largest ball of string!
"19.08.2016 11:00:26" Timeline Photos Some fab speakers lined up for our Hadrian's Wall conference! See for yourself: archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 #HWall40
"19.08.2016 10:00:20" twitter.com #worldphotoday hashtag on Twitter 2h ago @MetroUK tweeted: "Photo series shows what people look like.." - read what others are saying and join the conversation. Apparently it's World Photo Day! Do you have a favourite archaeological photo? We love printing striking snaps in our Context section - email firstname.lastname@example.org if you've got one you'd like to submit!
"18.08.2016 16:17:54" smithsonianmag.com DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave He rocked surprisingly complex fashion for the Copper Age Copper Age fashion, courtesy of Oetzi - new research reveals a very well-dressed IceMan! http://ow.ly/lppZ303mton
"18.08.2016 12:24:12" Two weeks today we'll be heading up to Durham to set up for our Hadrian's Wall conference! Exciting stuff. More info: archaeology.co.uk/hw2016 #HWall40
"16.08.2016 09:00:19" Timeline Photos Colleague has brought us these 'treats' back from his holiday in Sweden. Suspicious... #plopp
"15.08.2016 09:10:19" As if the excitement of starting press week for CA 319 wasn't enough, we've got a new starter joining the CA family today - welcome to our new designer, Emma! - and Deputy Ed Carly is marking 5 years on the magazine today.
"11.08.2016 13:40:35" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Went for a lunchtime stroll along the river near our office - and spotted the royal barge, Gloriana! As you do...
"11.08.2016 12:01:56" Hello sports fans! It's not too late to contribute to our next 'CA online' column and see your name in print. Which ancient sports would you like to resurrect for a future Olympic Games?
"11.08.2016 12:00:32" youtube.com Glastonbury Abbey Archaeological Project - The Reconstruction Here is a reconstruction of Glastonbury Abbey as it was; overlain onto recent drone footage, and based on archaeological investigations from the... Short clip from the University of Reading, shows a digital reconstruction of Glastonbury Abbey's Anglo-Saxon church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpNy4qIypt8
"10.08.2016 15:01:18" theguardian.com Gertrude of Arabia: the great adventurer may finally get her museum She was an explorer, an archaeologist, a writer and a spy. Now there's a campaign to turn Gertrude Bell's vandalised childhood home in Redcar into... Campaign to save the home of Gertrude Bell and create a museum to the great archaeologist and adventurer: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/aug/09/gertrude-of-arabia-gertrude-bell-home-museum-redcar?CMP=share_btn_tw
"10.08.2016 12:01:49" world-archaeology.com Ancient Olympics: Sex, Sport, and Sacrifice Forget London 2012. What about Olympia in 388 BC? Archaeologist Neil Faulkner has just published a new book that attempts to reconstruct the lived... More Olympic archaeology, this time courtesy of our international sister magazine Current World Archaeology - sex, sport & sacrifice at the ancient Games: http://www.world-archaeology.com/features/ancient-olympics-sex-sport-and-sacrifice.htm
"10.08.2016 10:30:13" twitter.com Joe Flatman on Twitter “Punnery from @CurrentArchaeo vol 122... with apologies to the legendary #MartinCarver and @SocAntiquaries” One from the archives: a fantastic archaeo poem/parody, flagged up to us by Joe Flatman. From CA 122. We need more of these! https://twitter.com/joeflatman/status/763317806444212224
"10.08.2016 10:00:23" arch.cam.ac.uk New Piltdown Hoax analysis points to work of 'lone forger' — Division of... A new analysis of the famous Piltdown Man forgeries points the finger of suspicion even more firmly at their discoverer, Charles Dawson. The Piltdown hoaxer revealed? New study suggests who was behind notorious fossil fraud: http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/PiltdownHoaxFindings - open access article too!
"09.08.2016 15:19:01" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"09.08.2016 15:19:01" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"09.08.2016 12:00:32" archaeology.co.uk The Archaeology of the Olympic Park – London's first East Enders Preparations for the 2012 games provided a unique opportunity to investigate an area of London's East End the size of the walled City. Nick Bateman... One from the archives: amongst all the excitement of Rio 2016, we're looking back to London 2012 and the archaeology of the Olympic Stadium (as seen in CA 269):
"09.08.2016 10:31:58" Timeline Photos Today is National Book Lovers' Day! Do you have a favourite read about history/archaeology, whether fiction or non-fiction? Here's a snap of the Current Archaeology/Current World Archaeology 'library' -always room for more books!
"08.08.2016 15:05:02" archaeology.co.uk The archaeology of the domestic cat Of mousers and men When did cats graduate from convenient pest-control to one of the world's most popular pets, and how can you tell the difference... Happy International Cat Day! But how long have we had pet cats? Find out in our article on the archaeology of the domestic feline, newly published in CA 318! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/archaeology-of-the-domestic-cat.htm
"05.08.2016 15:31:08" archaeology.co.uk The ArchaeOlympic Games With London 2012 in full swing, we asked you to come up with some events for the ArchaeOlympic Games – and you didn't let us down! We received a... With Rio 2016 about to kick off we're looking back at the ArchaeOlympic Games that you clever folks came up with in 2012: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/the-archaeolympic-games.htm
"04.08.2016 11:00:30" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 318 – now on sale Neolithic tombs are often seen as 'houses for the dead'. Striking similarities between the residences of the living and repositories for the... CA 318 is now on sale! Neolithic Orkney, the Great Fire of London, the archaeology of cats, and much more! http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-318-now-on-sale.htm
"03.08.2016 12:00:33" independent.co.uk The mystery of an ancient site in Britain just took another fascinating... The mysterious origins of the British archaeological site most often associated with the legend of King Arthur have just become even more... Arthur aside, some very exciting archaeological finds from Tintagel: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/king-arthur-castle-cornwall-tintagel-dark-ages-palace-camelot-a7168761.html
"03.08.2016 12:00:30" archaeology.co.uk Hadrian's Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research Current Archaeology Live! presents a special conference, in partnership with Durham University: Hadrian's Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research 2-4... This time next month our special Hadrian's Wall conference will be in full swing. Tickets are still on sale, and finalised timetable is now online. More info: www.archaeology.co.uk/hw2016
"03.08.2016 10:00:19" belfasttelegraph.co.uk Dig at Northern Ireland castle unearths medieval skeleton at Queen's... A medieval skeleton was excavated from the grounds of Hillsborough Castle yesterday after a chance discovery by volunteers. Medieval skeleton found at Hillsborough Castle dig at the Queen's official residence in N Ireland: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/dig-at-northern-ireland-castle-unearths-medieval-skeleton-at-queens-residence-34933052.html?
"02.08.2016 12:30:23" bbc.co.uk 'Priceless' Roman mosaic goes on show in St Albans - BBC News A priceless Roman mosaic is set to go on public view for only the second time since it was discovered 80 years ago. 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic has gone on public display in St Albans - on view until 12 August: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-36922827
"02.08.2016 11:00:18" somersetlive.co.uk Did squatters take over a Roman villa near Yeovil? An archaeological dig begins today to find what life was like in Somerset after the Roman Empire collapsed. A lecturer from the University of... A new dig has begun at Lufton Roman villa (site open day 20 Aug), and the team is keen to speak to anyone how took part at previous excavations on the site in the 1940s-1960s.
"02.08.2016 09:42:15" Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership Volunteer to help secure the future of South Lanarkshire's traditional orchards through the Orchard Mapping Project, taking place between August and November of this year.
Managed by Clyde Valley Orchards Cooperative Ltd, facilitated by Orchard Revival Volunteers sought for orchard mapping project in South Lanarkshire.
"22.07.2016 11:00:18" www2.le.ac.uk Planet of the apes: monkeys and chimpanzees have created their own... Dr Huw Barton from the University of Leicester examines how recent research into primates has opened up an entirely new realm of archaeology From the University of Leicester: monkey achaeology? http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2016/july/planet-of-the-apes-monkeys-and-chimpanzees-have-created-their-own-archaeological-sites-dating-back-hundreds-of-years
"22.07.2016 10:00:22" twitter.com Lucy Worsley on Twitter “Can't decide if this is the weirdest, or coolest, thing I've seen in ages. Our Henry VIII in plants at Hampton Court” Henry VIII plants at Hampton Court Palace! http://ow.ly/cWPD302uTYc
"22.07.2016 09:29:52" twitter.com Celia Knight on Twitter “Spot the difference! @MustFarm #archaeocake” Amazing Must Farm 'edible archaeology'! https://twitter.com/celia_knight28/status/756408168633294848
"21.07.2016 11:00:28" www.telegraph.co.uk The real rose: Mary Rose ship emblem discovered, 500 years on It had not seen the light for nearly 500 years, when the plucky Mary Rose went into battle for the final time before sinking into the Solent and... Tudor flagship the Mary Rose's rose emblem revealed to the public for the first time in 500 years: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/19/the-real-rose-mary-rose-ship-emblem-discovered-500-years-on/
"21.07.2016 09:01:56" www.theguardian.com English Heritage 'deadly serious' about bid to get jousting into Olympics Organisation lobbies International Olympic Committee and starts petition to get sport played by Henry VIII into games by 2020 Will we see the UK win a Gold medal in jousting one day? Which historic sport would you like to see make a comeback? https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/21/english-heritage-bid-jousting-olympics-international-olympic-committee-petition-2020
"19.07.2016 15:00:41" www.theguardian.com Newly decked out Mary Rose reopens after £5m makeover Henry VIII's warship has been revamped to give visitors a more intense experience of what life must have been like for its crew The Mary Rose rises again! https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/jul/19/mary-rose-newly-decked-out-reopens-5m-makeover
"19.07.2016 09:30:11" Wow, it's a scorcher today! Does anyone have any top tips for archaeologists working in the heat? Let's share your words of wisdom :)
"17.07.2016 10:16:36" www.bbc.co.uk BBC - Radio 6 Music - Home BBC 6 Music brings together the cutting edge music of today, the iconic and groundbreaking music of the past 40 years and unlimited access to the... Did you hear Mark Knight being interviewed about Must Farm on BBC Radio 6 Music this morning? Listen here http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music - and you can read more about this amazing site in CA312
"15.07.2016 10:00:20" twitter.com Must Farm on Twitter “Discovering a Late Bronze Age axe that is still hafted! So many amazing discoveries to share over the next few weeks https://t.co/T2n2KmKdj4” Such amazing finds coming out of Must Farm - including this Late Bronze Age axe that's still hafted! Incredible site. http://ow.ly/Qrz2302gVfD
"13.07.2016 15:01:01" www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk Archaeologists find St Cuthbert's tower Archaeologists may have uncovered a tangible link to St Cuthbert's time on Holy Island more than 1,300 years ago. 'Found': St Cuthbert's tower on Lindisfarne? http://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/all-news/archaeologists-find-st-cuthbert-s-tower-1-4175447
"13.07.2016 10:00:19" bbc.co.uk Human remains found at Iron Age site in Orkney - BBC News An archaeology project at an Iron Age site on South Ronaldsay in Orkney uncovers human remains. Iron Age human jaw bone carefully placed in a whale vertebra found in Orkney (at The Cairns - fab site, see CA 275): http://ow.ly/wLno302ceST
"12.07.2016 15:00:46" Opportunities to explore Skara Brae After Hours with exclusive 'Twilight Tours': https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/news/explore-skara-brae-after-hours
"12.07.2016 11:00:29" www.bbc.co.uk South Downs pre-Roman 'farming collective' discovered - BBC News Evidence of large-scale prehistoric farming is discovered after aerial laser scanning was carried out in the South Downs National Park. Stunning Roman finds from the South Downs - as featured as a 'Context' in CA 318! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36771564
"12.07.2016 08:54:25" www.culture24.org.uk "Archaeology is pure pleasure": "Britain's Pompeii" and mesolithic... Cambridgeshire's Must Farm - described as a "lost world" from prehistoric times - has won Best Archaeological Discovery at today's British... Results of the 2016 British Archaeological Awards: http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art558495-british-archaeological-awards-2016-museum-farm
"11.07.2016 13:14:17" Timeline Photos Today we're at the British Museum, to hear the results of the 2016 British Archaeological Awards.
"11.07.2016 09:16:02" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"11.07.2016 09:16:02" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"04.07.2016 10:00:20" twitter.com Vindolanda Trust on Twitter “Found yesterday. Cow skull used for target practice. Arrow and ballista bolt holes galore! #Vindolanda” Roman target practice at Vindolanda! https://twitter.com/VindolandaTrust/status/749169503729291264
"01.07.2016 12:00:25" www.bbc.co.uk Database of Scotland's ancient rock art to be created - BBC News A digital database of Scotland's Neolithic and early Bronze Age rock art is to be created. Digital database of Scotland's Neolithic and early Bronze Age rock art to be created: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-36671897
"30.06.2016 10:30:15" Latest issue of CA has just arrived back from the printers - should be with you next week! Looking super-shiny and smart...
"30.06.2016 10:00:16" Last chance to buy tickets for our upcoming Hadrian's Wall conference at our special earlybird rate, which ends today! www.archaeology.co.uk/hw2016
"29.06.2016 14:30:18" twitter.com Erik Kwakkel on Twitter “Medieval Harry Potter - without the glasses, which were not invented yet (Paris Bib S Geneviève, 95, 11th c).” ...or a medieval Tom Baker? https://twitter.com/erik_kwakkel/status/748154117164507136
"28.06.2016 11:10:57" twitter.com Vindolanda Trust on Twitter “Extraordinary find. Inscribed barrel stave c AD 90. #Vindolanda
https://t.co/soBwaxs48C” Amazing find from Vindolanda - this is truly a site that keeps on giving! https://twitter.com/VindolandaTrust/status/747730592595382272/photo/1
"27.06.2016 15:34:45" independent.co.uk A Roman coin discovery has forced historians to rethink a map of the empire The boundary of the Roman Empire and its influence in Britain are being re-thought as the full significance of a discovery of coins in Devon begins... Devon dig redraws map of the Roman Empire: http://ow.ly/MNZv301GcoJ
"24.06.2016 15:02:07" culture24.org.uk Story of largest Saxon cemetery ever found in Wessex revealed 42 years... First discovered after a local woman spotted human bones in 1974, the largest Saxon cemetery ever found in Wessex contains cremations, inhumations... Secrets of one of Wessex's largest Anglo-Saxon cemeteries revealed, over 40 years after its discovery: http://ow.ly/lShv301u3pV
"23.06.2016 15:02:08" theguardian.com 17th-century fire engine restored for Great Fire of London exhibition Restoration reveals a vehicle so heavy it would have moved painfully slowly, and only able to squirt water short distances 17th century fire engine restored for Museum of London's Great Fire of London exhibition: http://ow.ly/VD4j301u3XL
"22.06.2016 15:01:54" limerickleader.ie Rare and precious find in West Limerick dates to 7th century - Home -... A WEST Limerick builder has made the rare but significant archaeological find of a pin or handpin that is possibly 1500 years old. But Denis... Rare '1,500-year-old hand pin' found in Limerick: http://ow.ly/v7j7301u3IF
"22.06.2016 12:34:27" www.bbc.co.uk MoJ plans to dig for Henry I's remains at Reading Prison - BBC News The Ministry of Justice applies for permission to dig around Reading Prison in search for historic abbey ruins. Update on Henry I and the Reading Abbey project: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-36592073
"21.06.2016 15:30:21" uk.pinterest.com Music Explore intriguing instruments and musical objects in the Museum's collection It's World Music Day! Here are some fab musical objects from the British Museum's collections: https://uk.pinterest.com/britishmuseum/music/
"20.06.2016 15:00:58" www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk Home│20th to 26th February 2017 Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York's Viking heritage. One for the diary: dates for the 2017 Jorvik Viking Festival have been announced: http://www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk/
"20.06.2016 11:00:25" orcadian.co.uk Rediscovered: 5,000-year-old figurine from Skara Brae - The Orcadian Online A long lost Neolithic human figurine, found at Skara Brae in the 1860s, has been rediscovered in the collections of Stromness Museum. Dr David... Meet 'Buddo' - 5,000 year old figurine from Skara Brae rediscovered: http://ow.ly/DW6R301qOie
"17.06.2016 13:54:27" twitter.com Vindolanda Trust on Twitter “A ancient wooden toy sword handle cAD 105 found yesterday at #Vindolanda. Amazing.” Gorgeous new find just announced at Vindolanda - the wooden handle of a 2nd century toy sword: http://ow.ly/wbuH301mBKP
"16.06.2016 12:11:26" Timeline Photos We've had such an interesting morning in Reading, heading about Henry I and the Hidden Abbey Project. Watch out for more in the News section of CA 317!
"16.06.2016 08:18:21" www.bbc.co.uk Reading Abbey radar probe for King Henry I starts - BBC News Radar work which hopes to uncover the tomb of King Henry I near the ruins of Reading Abbey begins. Heading to Reading to cover the search for another lost king...
"15.06.2016 15:37:44" Deep in Euro 2016-mania, the office is debating which ancient civilisation would do well in the Championship. Any thoughts?
"15.06.2016 15:12:30" Overheard in the CA office:
Sherlock Holmes and Watson are pottering round a garden, when Watson spots a tree bearing unfamiliar yellow fruit.
'What is that, Holmes?' he asks.
Holmes replies: 'A lemon tree, my dear Watson!'
"14.06.2016 12:13:13" web247.secure-secure.co.uk Current Publishing - Vacancies An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented designer to work for a small, friendly publishing company. Current Publishing is a... We're looking for a new designer - spread the word! More info and contact details here: http://ow.ly/MjNS301f3TL
"13.06.2016 12:00:41" 10 days until the EU #referendum - do you think the outcome will affect archaeology in the UK? And if so, how? #EUref
"13.06.2016 10:00:23" 10 days until the EU Referendum - do you think the outcome will affect archaeology in the UK? And if so, how?
"10.06.2016 15:30:26" community.dur.ac.uk 3D models and why going to the dentist matters! – Scottish Soldiers... 3D modelling seems to have really taken off in recent years. In Durham we've been 3D modelling and printing for quite a while now and over the last... New blog post and 3D modelling on the Battle of Dunbar skeletons found in Durham (CA 308): http://community.dur.ac.uk/scottishsoldiers/2016/06/10/3d-models-and-why-going-to-the-dentist-matters/
"10.06.2016 15:00:36" www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk Scottish Heritage Angel Awards Applications for the 2016 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards are now open. More info on how to enter or nominate someone else: http://www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk/
"07.06.2016 11:00:19" heritagecalling.com England's Quirkiest Listed Places The history of our land and its people is marked in the fabric of England's buildings and places. The most significant of these are listed, so they... Some of England's quirkiest 'Listed' places, courtesy of Historic England. Is there anywhere near you that you'd add to this run-down? https://heritagecalling.com/2016/06/07/englands-quirkiest-listed-places/
"03.06.2016 15:00:50" archaeology.co.uk Hadrian's Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research Current Archaeology Live! presents a special conference, in partnership with Durham University: Hadrian's Wall: 40 Years of Frontier Research 2-4... Have you heard about our upcoming Hadrian's Wall conference in Durham? Expert speakers, and an optional visit to the Wall with Andante Travels. More info here: www.archaeology.co.uk/hw2016
"03.06.2016 13:00:28" www.archaeologicalawards.com Shortlist released for 2016 British Archaeological Awards | British... Judges have today released the shortlist for this year's British Archaeological Awards showcasing professional and community-led archaeology... Shortlist released for the 2016 British Archaeological Awards: http://www.archaeologicalawards.com/2016/06/02/shortlist-released-for-2016-british-archaeological-awards/
"02.06.2016 15:01:05" Timeline Photos CA 316 is now on sale! Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre, Roman siege tactics, rethinking Offa's Dyke, and much more: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/issues/current-archaeology-316-now-on-sale.htm
"02.06.2016 09:30:11" www.bbc.co.uk 02/06/2016, Today - BBC Radio 4 Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day. Did you listen to the Today Show this morning? Fab interview with Dr John Reid on his research into the Roman siege of Burnswark - as featured in CA 316! Listen from 1hr 44mins http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07d6qhd
"02.06.2016 08:38:50" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"02.06.2016 08:38:50" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"01.06.2016 13:27:00" archaeology.co.uk Earliest written reference to London found The earliest-known written reference to London was revealed today (1 June) by MOLA archaeologists, as part of Britain's largest, earliest, and most significant group of Roman waxed writing ta… This morning we were out in the City with MOLA, looking at a fantastic set of recently-deciphered Roman writing tablets - including the earliest known reference to London, and Britain's oldest handwritten document. Read more here:
"26.05.2016 15:00:56" www.washingtonpost.com Broken pottery reveals the sheer devastation caused by the Black Death A 45 percent decline in pottery shards buried beneath British soil is evidence of the dramatic population drops that towns experienced in the wake... Pottery analysis reveals the devastating impact of the Black Death: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/05/24/broken-pottery-reveals-the-sheer-devastation-caused-by-the-black-death/?
"26.05.2016 14:00:25" www.theguardian.com Shiver me timbers! Remains of fabled warship moor up in museum Remains of HMS Namur, described as 'the ship that defines the course of British history', to be displayed in Chatham dockyard 20 years after chance... The remains of HMS Namur (see CA 273!) are going on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard museum: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/may/26/warship-nhs-namur-exhibition-chatham
"26.05.2016 13:30:30" www.newscientist.com Explore a map of London's extraordinary archaeological finds From the grisly aftermath of a distant volcanic eruption, to the huge amphitheatre where criminals met their deaths, dig into one of the world's... Interactive map of some of London's top archaeological finds: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2089210-explore-a-map-of-londons-extraordinary-archaeological-finds/?
"26.05.2016 12:00:33" rescue-archaeology.org.uk Queen's Speech Wednesday 18th May 2016: new planning bill threat to... The background notes for the newly proposed Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill in the Queens speech contains the following: Planning... With RESCUE voicing 'deep concerns' about the possible impact on archaeology of the new planning legislation proposed in the Queen's Speech, we'd like to hear your views:
"26.05.2016 10:11:37" www.hexham-courant.co.uk Top award for Vindolanda's unique Roman collection TYNEDALE'S best known Roman site has picked up a prestigious national honour. Congrats to Vindolanda, which has received Designated status – a mark of distinction, celebrating unique collections of national importance - from the Arts Council:
"25.05.2016 15:00:40" www.telegraph.co.uk Stonehenge wasn't so hard to build after all, archaeologists discover It is an archaeological conundrum that has baffled generations of experts. Just how did prehistoric Britons manage to transport the huge bluestones... 'Stonehenge wasn't so hard to build', say UCL archaeologists, after trying it for themselves: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/05/23/stonehenge-wasnt-so-hard-to-build-after-all-archaeologists-disco/
"25.05.2016 14:00:28" www.southdowns.gov.uk Secrets of the High Woods on tour – exhibition and activity days - South... Coming soon Beneath the wooded countryside of West Sussex and Hampshire lies a forgotten landscape, littered with traces of past communities who... Looking for something to keep the kids out of mischief? Free children's archaeo-activity days in the South Downs: https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/discover/heritage/secrets-of-the-high-woods/secrets-of-the-high-woods-on-tour-exhibition-and-activity-days/
"25.05.2016 13:39:26" www.newscientist.com Behind the scenes at London's urban archaeology warehouse From scrubbing skulls to cataloguing counterfeit coins, pulling artefacts out of the ground is just the start for London's archaeologists A fascinating look behind the scenes at MOLA: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2088968-behind-the-scenes-at-londons-urban-archaeology-warehouse/?
"19.05.2016 13:00:27" The summer digging season is almost upon us! If you could excavate anywhere, where would it be, and why?
"19.05.2016 12:00:29" Who's going on a dig this summer? Let us know where you're off to and what you're digging, and you could end up in our CA Online column!
"19.05.2016 10:31:36" Want to see your name in print? We've still got room for a few more entries in this month's 'CA Online' column. Recent archaeological projects have shed new light on Shakespeare's grave, his playhouse – and, of course, the veracity of his portrayal of
"18.05.2016 14:05:44" theguardian.com Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular Foundations of the Curtain where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were possibly first staged uncovered in Shoreditch As the Curtain dig reveals surprising aspects of the playhouse's layout - and hints of Shakespearean special effects! - we wondered: what Shakespearean secrets do you wish archaeology could reveal? http://ow.ly/5eLa300kmzV
"17.05.2016 15:00:50" www.mola.org.uk Events | MOLA Our events pages include information on events we are hosting and events that our specialists are taking part in. If you want to see the Curtain Theatre site for yourself, MOLA are running free Friday tours - booking essential, more info here: http://www.mola.org.uk/events
"17.05.2016 14:00:38" www.youtube.com Excavating and preserving Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre - The Stage,... Archaeologists from MOLA prepare to start the detailed excavation of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre, which will be uncovered and preserved at the... You can find out more about MOLA's excavation of the Curtain Theatre (one of Shakespeare's playhouses) in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la7027fleNU&feature=youtu.be - or pick up a copy of CA 316!
"17.05.2016 12:31:47" Timeline Photos This morning we were out in Shoreditch, visiting MOLA's excavation of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre, where Henry V probably premiered and Romeo and Juliet was performed. Very exciting site! More to come in CA 316.
"13.05.2016 15:30:23" Timeline Photos The Ness of Brodgar Orkney excavation team is crowdfunding 40 radiocarbon dates. These cost £375 each including the specialist selection process, so they are attempting to raise a total of £15000. Any amount they reach over the target will go towards
"13.05.2016 15:00:30" twitter.com Oxbow Books on Twitter “Current Archaeology award winner Marion Dowd has won another award for her book The Archaeology of Caves! https://t.co/07rwW3H4ED” Great to see Marion Dowd's 'The Archaeology of Caves' (CA Book of the Year 2016!) has won another award - fab book! https://twitter.com/OxbowBooks/status/731031615745458176
"13.05.2016 12:00:31" www.theguardian.com English Heritage project aims to preserve war objectors' graffiti Fragile walls at Richmond Castle bear rare first-hand testimonial from men who refused to serve in first world war Fascinating project launches at Richmond Castle, conserving and exploring graffiti left by the conscientious objectors who were imprisoned there during the First World War:
"10.05.2016 12:19:37" sketchfab.com The British Museum on Sketchfab The British Museum - See The British Museum profile and 3D models on Sketchfab Explore British Museum objects from the comfort of your own home, on Sketchfab: https://sketchfab.com/britishmuseum
"09.05.2016 12:00:37" www.sal.org.uk Unlocking Our Collections We have a diverse and extensive museum collection. The 'Unlocking Our Collection' features are designed to help you discover its wonders! Interesting insights into @SocAntiquaries 's St Paul's diptych - as featured in CA 266! https://www.sal.org.uk/museum-collection/unlocking-our-collections/
"06.05.2016 15:00:29" Timeline Photos Sad that our colleague Tiff is leaving us... but very excited about the Game of Thrones-themed leaving party we're throwing her!
"05.05.2016 12:00:35" www.archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 315 – now on sale! A recent excavation campaign at Binchester Roman fort concluded with a spectacular discovery. A trench revealed part of a bathhouse that may be one... Just when you thought this lovely sunny day couldn't get any better - CA 315 is out now! Binchester's spectacular Roman bathhouse, the surprising secrets of medieval graffiti, and much more:
"05.05.2016 08:35:27" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"05.05.2016 08:35:27" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"04.05.2016 16:00:44" www.world-archaeology.com Astroarchaeology | World Archaeology The final frontier for archaeological exploration? Daavid Miles examines the effects of human forays into outer space - and looks at the detritus left Little bit of space archaeology for Star Wars Day: http://www.world-archaeology.com/features/astroarchaeology.htm #MayThe4thBeWithYou
"04.05.2016 15:01:00" daily.jstor.org Skellig Michael: An Island Far, Far Away (Where "Star Wars: The Force... Star Wars Epiosde VII was filmed on Skellig Michael island in Ireland. Happy Star Wars Day! Here's a little article about the history and archaeology of Skellig Michael, where parts of Episode VII were filmed: http://daily.jstor.org/skellig-michael-where-star-wars-was-filmed/ #MayThe4thBeWithYou
"29.04.2016 15:00:38" community.dur.ac.uk Welcome to the Scottish Soldiers research blog! – Scottish Soldiers... In November 2013 archaeologists began work in advance of the construction of a new café for Durham University's Palace Green library. What they... New research blog about mass graves containing the remains of Scottish soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar that were found at Durham Cathedral (CA 308) has launched: http://ow.ly/4neXNz
"27.04.2016 15:00:26" www.bbc.co.uk Romsey Abbey: The mystery of the hair in the coffin - BBC News For the past few months, archaeologists have been testing a full head of hair found in a coffin. Is it the hair of a saint? The mystery of the medieval hair, at Romsey Abbey: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36094897
"26.04.2016 10:00:24" www.wharf.co.uk Archeologists begin exploration of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre in... Historians are hoping to find evidence of how the playhouse operated Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre is set to rise again, as MOLA archaeologists begin work on the site. For more info on the remains, see our feature in CA 269!
"25.04.2016 15:01:13" www.cam.ac.uk First performance in 1,000 years: 'lost' songs from the Middle Ages are... An ancient song repertory will be heard for the first time in 1,000 years this week after being 'reconstructed' by a Cambridge researcher and a... 'Lost' medieval song performed for the first time in 1,000 years. Includes a video of the performance. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/first-performance-in-1000-years-lost-songs-from-the-middle-ages-are-brought-back-to-life-0
"25.04.2016 14:01:00" www.theguardian.com The secret life of an archaeologist: soil in your sandwiches and sexism... Archaeology is hard work. You need patience to cope with red tape, dedication to painstakingly record finds at digs – and a touch of eccentricity... From The Guardian: 'The secret life of an archaeologist'. Does this match your experiences? http://ow.ly/4n3sHu
"25.04.2016 12:00:41" www.bbc.co.uk Jersey Coin Hoard: Rare purse found with coins - BBC News A rare purse has been found in the middle of one of the world's largest hoards of celtic coins. 2,000 year old purse found within the Jersey coin hoard: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-36052641
"25.04.2016 10:00:22" www.bbc.co.uk Segedunum exhibition uncovers 'lost' Hadrian's Wall - BBC News An unearthed part of Hadrian's Wall goes on display for the first time in North Tyneside. 'Lost' section of Hadrian's Wall goes on display at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend: http://ow.ly/4n3pkC
"23.04.2016 09:00:50" Timeline Photos On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we're looking back at some of our previous coverage of the Bard: his theatres, his home - and some of his most famous subjects!
"22.04.2016 15:00:57" www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk The forgotten 200-year-old pub discovered under a Northern Quarter... Untouched bottles of brandy are among the haul from the former Astley Arms - which is set to be the site of a 13-storey skyscraper 200-year-old pub - and untouched bottles of brandy -- excavated in Manchester city centre: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/port-street-pub-building-site-11221280?
"22.04.2016 12:01:22" “NEOLITHIC” Cymru / Wales CIfA Spring Day-School 2016 “NEOLITHIC” Cymru / Wales CIfA Spring Day-School 2016 A day of talks about recent Neolithic finds and discovereries from Wales Neolithic day-school, in Wales, in May. Sounds rather good! https://www.facebook.com/events/203460636682383/
"21.04.2016 15:56:20" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Some of the CA team are in Durham, reccying for our upcoming Hadrian's Wall conference in September. Just visited Palace Green, where the mass grave of Scottish soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar was recently found (see CA 308).
"21.04.2016 15:35:47" Just signed off CA 315! Should be hitting the shelves/subscribers' doormats in the first week of May.
"21.04.2016 12:00:31" heritagecalling.com 7 Buildings to Mark the Brontë Bicentenary From the buildings that inspired her first novel Jane Eyre, to the house where she contracted a fatal illness, Historic England has relisted Happy birthday Charlotte Bronte, born 200 years ago today! Here are seven historic buildings associated with the author, courtesy of Historic England: https://heritagecalling.com/2016/04/21/7-buildings-to-mark-the-bronte-bicentenary/
"21.04.2016 10:39:04" Timeline Photos The Queen is 90 today! We looked at the archaeology of the 'Second Elizabethan Age' in CA 268.
"19.04.2016 15:05:46" theguardian.com Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in Trafalgar Square | Culture | The... Monumental replica of destroyed Palmyra arch erected in London's Trafalgar Square: http://ow.ly/4mRoNA
"18.04.2016 15:00:27" theguardian.com Barn conversion leads to amazing find of palatial Roman villa | UK news... 'Palatial Roman villa' found: spectacular finds announced in Wiltshire. More to come in CA 315! http://ow.ly/4mOFHW
"15.04.2016 15:00:55" Timeline Photos The Titanic sank 104 years ago today - read all about the archaeology of the doomed vessel, and its rediscovery, in CA 265: http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/titanic.htm
"15.04.2016 10:38:11" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post If you want to know why we were in Wiltshire yesterday, you can read all about it on our website! Fantastic site with prehistoric monuments and over 150 Anglo-Saxon graves.
"14.04.2016 14:26:10" Timeline Photos Heading back to London! We had so much fun in Wiltshire, but can't tell you about the archaeology till tomorrow. Bumped into an old friend too!
"14.04.2016 09:00:20" Timeline Photos Nice day for a site visit!
"13.04.2016 11:00:58" Just noticed that we've passed 16,000 likes on our Facebook page! Welcome aboard, all, it's good to have you with us.
"13.04.2016 10:00:23" heritagecalling.com Ballooning in Bowler Hats: Early Images From Victorian Skies We have recently acquired the earliest surviving aerial images of England, discovered last year at a car boot sale. They were taken between 1882... This Historic England blog post on Victorian aerial photography is pretty fab - 'ballooning in bowler hats'!: https://heritagecalling.com/2016/04/13/ballooning-in-bowler-hats-early-images-from-victorian-skies/
"11.04.2016 12:00:45" cambridge-news.co.uk A Cambridge museum is talking about sex - with an ancient Roman Penis Pot It's the one thing no self-respecting Roman soldier should be without - after a busy day subduing the native Brits, what better to return home to... The Roman penis pot is back! We reported on this back in 2012 (CA 269), fabulously bizarre object. http://ow.ly/10wd1d
"11.04.2016 10:00:22" www.theguardian.com Roman soldiers will ride to glory once more at Hadrian's Wall Spectacular cavalry battles are to be restaged as part of an ambitious six-month exhibition World's largest-ever re-enactment of Roman cavalry battles to take place along Hadrian's Wall next year: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/09/hadrians-wall-roman-cavalry?
"08.04.2016 15:00:35" twitter.com Durotriges Project on Twitter: "Slightly disturbing sign in a... Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you care about, and get updates as they happen. Sign upLog in. You won't see these kinds of Tweets... Friday fun: https://twitter.com/Durotrigesdig/status/718436701320974337/photo/1
"08.04.2016 12:00:33" www.bajr.org Field Archaeologists with Cambridge Archaeological Unit | BAJR... Field Archaeologists is only one of a host of jobs online at the British Archaeological Jobs Resource BAJR Field archaeologists required by Cambridge Archaeological Unit: http://www.bajr.org/Employment/UKEmploymentDetails.asp?ID=10255#.VwQBYjPsqtg.twitter
"08.04.2016 10:00:35" gallowaygazette.co.uk Plans submitted for iron age roundhouse The planning department of Dumfries and Galloway Council will have a unique planning application to consider this week after The Whithorn Trust... An unusual planning application submitted to Dumfries & Galloway Council - to build an Iron Age roundhouse in Whithorn! http://ow.ly/10qVxG
"07.04.2016 16:08:18" Timeline Photos What a storm! So much hail falling over the office that it looks like it's snowing...
"07.04.2016 12:34:12" archaeology.co.uk Current Archaeology 314 – now on sale! CA 314 is out today! Mesolithic migration, Roman roads, pioneering Welsh archaeology, our annual Digs Guide, and much more: http://ow.ly/10oAmz
"07.04.2016 09:29:58" Current Archaeology Magazine's cover photo
"06.04.2016 12:05:58" theartnewspaper.com 'Rathkeale Rovers' gang jailed over £57m UK museums thefts Much of the haul, which includes Chinese antiques and rhino horn, has probably ended up in China, making recovery unlikely 14 men jailed for thefts and attempted thefts from UK museums: http://ow.ly/10lNxZ
"05.04.2016 09:57:39" eventbrite.co.uk OPERATION NIGHTINGALE Symposium Operation Nightingale Symposium A Unique Approach to Archaeology and Well-Being MARNE AND BEYOND: ACHIEVEMENT AND LEGACY A One-day Symposium at the Business School York St John University Saturday 16 April 2016 This symposium will explore the If you've enjoyed reading about Operation Nightingale in CA, you might like to know that they're holding a symposium on 16 April 2016 at York St John University.
This one day symposium will explore the potential of Operation Nightingale through the
"05.04.2016 08:47:18" bbc.co.uk The Vikings Uncovered Dan Snow uncovers the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. Did anyone watch the Vikings documentary on BBC1 last night? What did you think? http://ow.ly/10iEyQ
"04.04.2016 12:00:33" www.bbc.co.uk Reading Abbey radar investigations first probe 'in 150 years' - BBC News Ground penetrating radar is to be used to uncover the secrets of a 900-year-old abbey, where King Henry I was buried. The search for another lost king! (and lots of other interesting things...) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-35953776
"01.04.2016 11:23:08" independent.co.uk Asterix's home village is uncovered in France: Archaeological dig ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered what they think is the 3,000-year-old home of the French cartoon hero Asterix. It's after noon, but we couldn't resist sharing another excellent Archaeo-AprilFool! http://ow.ly/10aBwT
"01.04.2016 10:19:16" britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk Fool’s Paradise - Medieval manuscripts blog It’s that time of the year when lambs frolic in the fields, British summertime begins, and people play practical jokes on their friends. Of course,... Fun British Library blogpost about the origins of the April Fool: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2016/03/fools-paradise.html#
"30.03.2016 16:29:55" retfordtimes.co.uk Medieval whip used by monks to flog out the Black Death unearthed at... A medieval whip used by monks to chastise themselves has been found at Rufford Abbey.
The whip – or cat o' nails tails and scourges as they... Medieval whip 'used by monks to scourge themselves' found at Rufford Abbey: http://ow.ly/105Lfa
"30.03.2016 15:12:23" www.historicengland.org.uk Collaborative Research Opportunities | Historic England See the opportunities for collaborative postgraduate research between Historic England and Higher Education Institutes. Historic England is currently seeking candidates for three collaborative PhD studentships, starting October 2016: https://www.historicengland.org.uk/research/support-and-collaboration/researchopportunities/
"29.03.2016 15:10:53" www.centralfifetimes.com Castle site could be a first LOCHORE Castle could be the first proven early medieval crannog in Fife. Interesting medieval finds from Lochore Castle, Fife: http://www.centralfifetimes.com/news/14388692.Castle_site_could_be_a_first/?
"29.03.2016 15:05:04" Paul Blinkhorn - Anglo-Saxon & Medieval Pottery Specialist
"24.03.2016 17:30:15" www.theguardian.com Pottery fragment offers evidence of Christian settlement in Roman London Shard inscribed with chi rho symbol found near Thames in Brentford will go on display for first time at Museum of London Rare Roman find on display at the Museum of London over Easter weekend: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/mar/24/pottery-fragment-christian-settlement-roman-london?
"24.03.2016 17:03:30" Just in time for the Easter weekend, CA 314 is off to the printers! Should be with subscribers in the first week of April.
"24.03.2016 13:00:49" telegraph.co.uk 'Fenwick Treasure': Hoard of Roman jewellery buried to save it from... Stash of 'bling' described as one of finest collections of Roman jewellery put on view for public after being found under Essex department store The stunning Fenwick Treasure (a hoard of Roman jewellery dating from the time of the Boudiccan rebellion, found by Colchester Archaeological Trust - see CA 308 for more!) has gone on public display at Colchester Castle: http://ow.ly/ZSTrB
"24.03.2016 12:00:35" westerndailypress.co.uk PICTURED: The mysterious objects found in Stonehenge woman's grave Mysterious jewellery and belongings of a woman so important she was buried at a prime spot overlooking Stonehenge are going on display at the... New displays at the Stonehenge visitor centre: jewellery from the grave of a woman buried in a barrow at Normanton Down, excavated in the 19th century. http://ow.ly/ZSXSk
"24.03.2016 10:00:21" stratford-herald.com Documentary findings cast new doubt on Bard’s grave - Stratford Herald Does a recent geophysical survey suggest skullduggery at Shakespeare's grave? http://ow.ly/ZSSPj
"23.03.2016 16:19:38" staffordshirehoard.org.uk Three very special pommels | Staffordshire Hoard Three very special pommels. March 22, 2016. When the hoard was first discovered, it was its gold objects that hit the headlines. The silver items... All that glisters isn't gold! Fascinating insights into the Staffordshire Hoard, with a look at three of its lesser-known silver sword pommels. http://ow.ly/ZR5xS
"22.03.2016 16:00:35" archaeology.co.uk A model monarch: Richard III’s grave recreated in 3D University of Leicester archaeologists have created a 3D model of the grave of Richard III. http://ow.ly/ZOeL4
"22.03.2016 15:46:57" archaeology.co.uk Return of the King: Richard III’s remains are taken to Leicester cathedral An eyewitness account of the procession that bore Richard III’s remains to his final resting place. Can you believe it's been a year since Richard III's remains were taken in procession to Leicester Cathedral, ahead of his reburial? Read our eyewitness account of the day here.
"22.03.2016 13:10:16" theguardian.com Not pretty, not vacant: Sex Pistols' London home given listed status |... 'No future?' Not for this graffiti by the Sex Pistols - the London building housing it has just been given Grade II* listed status. We included the anarchist artwork in our coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in CA 268! http://ow.ly/ZNGYq
"21.03.2016 16:00:24" irisharchaeology.ie New Discovery Pushes Back Date Of Human Existence In Ireland By 2,500... A remarkable archaeological discovery in a Co. Clare cave has pushed back the date of human existence in Ireland by 2,500 years. A bear bones story with exciting implications for Irish prehistory: http://ow.ly/ZLdXz
"18.03.2016 16:19:39" www.theguardian.com 'Hugely important' iron age remains found at Yorkshire site More than 100 skeletons, along with personal possessions, have been uncovered at the site in Pocklington, east Yorkshire Fantastic Iron Age finds from Pocklington, E Yorks: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/17/hugely-important-iron-age-remains-found-yorkshire-site Watch out for our News piece in CA 314!
"17.03.2016 16:06:42" Photos from Current Archaeology Magazine's post Happy St Patrick's Day! Here are a couple of our recent Irish and Northern Irish covers - including this year's Rescue Dig of the Year - do you have a favourite monument or archaeological site from this part of the world?
"14.03.2016 16:01:44" youtube.com The finest Neolithic arrowhead in Britain See archaeologists from the University of Reading piecing together a Neolithic flint arrowhead for the first time in 4,500 years – revealing the... What a fab find! University of Reading video shows archaeologists piecing together 'Britain's finest Neolithic arrowhead': http://ow.ly/ZrltO
"10.03.2016 16:49:00" standard.co.uk Great Fire exhibition reheats Pudding Lane Pudding Lane — where the Great Fire of London began in 1666 — will be recreated in a new exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of the disaster.... Exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London announced by the Museum of London: http://ow.ly/Zj3Lo
"08.03.2016 16:13:32" Timeline Photos For International Women's Day, here's an interview with Beatrice de Cardi from CA 297. Who are your archaeo-heroines?
"08.03.2016 13:00:30" blog.english-heritage.org.uk Why were women written out of history? An interview with Bettany Hughes... As part of our Women in History series, we spoke to award-winning historian, author and broadcaster Dr Bettany Hughes about why women were written... Women have always been 50% of the population, but only occupy c.0.5% of recorded history. Bettany Hughes explores why in this blog post for English Heritage: http://ow.ly/ZcJ1o