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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:57:08
If you are interested in the archaeology and history of Basing House, then you may like to know that the Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society (BAHS) are organising a community archaeology project called Dig Basing! which will take place during the second half of September 2014. An invitation to participate This exciting venture invites Basing […]

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:26:37
We’re now on Pinterest! Some of the team are big pinners, and have been busy setting up a Basing House Project Pinterest page. Our intention is to collect pins about all things Basing House related, as inspiration for team members. As a starter, here is our first board, Tudor Objects, which pulls together objects from […]

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:01:59
We’re planning the interim report for this year’s excavation. There is so much to say. As per last year’s investigations, we’ll be publishing the report as a series of blog posts on this blog, as well as sharing it online as a complete copy. To remind you of last year’s findings, here is the Interim […]

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:54:09
Will Heard, who is about to embark on the Archaeological Computing Masters programme at the University of Southampton, has written a blog post summarising his time with us at Basing House this season. Will was working closely with Dom Barker, who headed up the survey of Basingstoke Common. Will is an important member of our […]

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:30:21
Today I had a meeting with brothers Joe and Ken Rigby. We met in a faux-medieval world, of the sort familiar to players of Skyrim, World of Warcraft and many (many) others. I’d arrived as a woman, so Joe helped … Continue reading

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:57:06
Originally posted on Archaeology, Museums & Outreach:
I am very pleased to present a post and resource links on Creative Commons by my colleague Jason Baird Jackson.  More and more cultural heritage professionals and students are faced with questions about…

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:59
Last week, we dropped off the 2014 season small finds to the Hampshire County Council Museums Service headquarters to be conserved by their excellent team of conservators. The staff at Museums HQ were fantastic, taking time out of their busy morning schedules to show some of the students the conservation laboratories and the archaeology collection […]

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:20:11
Clay Neolithic figurines are some of the most enigmatic archaeological objects, which depict in a miniature form humans, animals, other anthropomorphic or zoomorphic beings, and often hybrid or indeterminate entities. Figurines have excited scholarly and public imagination, and have given rise to diverse interpretations. The assemblage from Koutroulou Magoula, a Middle Neolithic site – 5800-5300 […]

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:47:22
As per last year, part way through the season I became fascinated by the physicalness of digging. I’m always struck by the way that excavators manipulate their bodies whilst digging, fitting themselves into tiny gaps, like those internet meme photos of cats in glass bowls. The angles necessary to really get your trowel into the […]

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:51:57
I’ve participated in two MOOCs so far, one through Coursera and one through FutureLearn. One difference between the two platforms is the use of Forums. In the Coursera course on Statistics, the forum is presented as an add-on, a tool that was … Continue reading

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