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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

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:26:32
For 3 weeks in July students from the University of Southampton were working alongside those from Budapest, Cambridge, and Pecs excavating the Middle Bronze Age Tell at Százhalombatta, Hungary. This season’s work focused on understanding the next phase in the settlement history, marked by the disappearance of the major houses (that we first found some years ago) and the road …

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:57:03
Having spent the day at British Museum a few Saturday’s ago during the Seminar for Arabian Studies ( reminded me that we had conducted a survey at Buraimi Oasis earlier in the year. A paper was given on the results … Continue reading

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:07:02
Max Jones spent a morning earlier this week interviewing some of the volunteers at the trench who are members of the Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society (BAHS). BAHS are essential collaborators at the Basing House Project. The volunteers who come to dig at Basing House with us often share important fieldwork skills with the undergraduate […]

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:54:40
Emma has written about an exciting discovery that she made in week two. Thank-you to Emma for telling us all about her find. – Replicas and Archaeology Written by Emma Forber During the second week of the excavations the archaeologists also got to experience the Basing House tunnel. Halfway down the tunnel I spotted a […]

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