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The hidden crypt

Archaeological work at the Garden Museum, housed in the former Lambeth parish church, delivered a major surprise. In January 2016, as builders set to work on a concrete slab, a hole appeared underneath. This cavity led to a long-forgotten crypt where, by the light of mobile phones, coffins could be seen stacked in the gloom…

Under the chancel: discovering a ‘hidden’ crypt in a Lambeth church
Archaeological work at the Garden Museum, housed in the former Lambeth parish church, delivered a major surprise. In January 2016, as builders set to work on a concrete slab, a hole appeared underneath. This cavity led to a long-forgotten crypt ...
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Review – British Art: ancient landscapes
Antiquity has long been a source of inspiration for artists, with striking images of prehistoric monuments appearing in a variety of media across the centuries. Lucia Marchini visits an exhibition that explores the popularity of British prehistory in the visual ...
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Review – Flag Fen Basin: living in prehistoric wetlands
Remarkable finds from Must Farm take centre stage in a new exhibition at Peterborough Museum, which tells the story of excavations at the ancient river channel and settlement, and explores their connection with other prehistoric sites around the Fens. Lucia ...
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Roman writing tablets found at Vindolanda
A new cache of well-preserved Roman writing tablets, some of whose contents have already been deciphered, has been discovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda. Around 25 fragile, postcard-sized pieces of wood – many barely 2mm thick – had survived ...
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Fieldwork opportunities

Swartigill Iron Age Project
The Swartigill site was identified in a survey carried out in 2004, ...
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Copped Hall Archaeology & Geophysics Taster Weekends
Interested in Archaeology or Geophysics? Join us in July for a TASTER ...
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Copped Hall Archaeology Field Schools
Two 5-day Field Schools, for people already familiar with the basic techniques ...
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Elmswell Farm
What have a lost medieval village, a Bronze Age Beaker burial, sixteen ...
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Swartigill Iron Age Project
The Swartigill site was identified in a survey carried out in 2004, as some stonework ...
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Copped Hall Archaeology & Geophysics Taster Weekends
Interested in Archaeology or Geophysics? Join us in July for a TASTER WEEKEND at COPPED ...
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Copped Hall Archaeology Field Schools
Two 5-day Field Schools, for people already familiar with the basic techniques of archaeological excavation ...
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Elmswell Farm
What have a lost medieval village, a Bronze Age Beaker burial, sixteen Roman denari and ...
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Advice

Is there a future in studying the past?
Is this the time to pursue a course in archaeology? The word from the field that reaches the Current Archaeology ...
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Into the Light – CASPAR at UCL
Don Henson, Director of CASPAR (Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology) explains how an innovative new centre at ...
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University Guide
A guide to all the major university archaeology departments in the UKHere we list all the major University departments that ...
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Distance Learning – Anytime Anywhere
Distance learning can offer a valuable route into archaeological study for those who are unable, or just don't want to, ...
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Want to be a Digger? – Entering the world of commerical archaeology
Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Head of Communications, Wessex Archaeology offers us his insight and tips on getting onto the earchaeology career ...
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Under the Microscope – Archaeological Conservation
 From Chinese bronzes and Ango-Saxon burial goods, to children's workshops and international conferences, a conservator's life is never dull. Dana ...
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