Author: Matt

Binchester

Digging Binchester

  Former CA Editor Lisa Westcott spent an inspiring week in the trenches, brushing up on her digging skills and meeting volunteers. Last summer, I decided to go undercover as a volunteer on an excavation.  It had been quite awhile since I had been out digging, and I felt shockingly out of practice: it was […]

Survival Guide

Survival Guide to Volunteer Excavation

Are you heading out on a dig this season? If so, congratulations! Volunteers are an essential part of the excavation season — without their help, many digs would not be able to finish the scheduled work. Whether you are there to fulfil university requirements, on a holiday with family, or wanting to learn something new […]

Phoebe

Student Digs

For students doing an archaeology degree, compulsory field school experience is on the cards. Phoebe Scrivener, archaeology graduate from Sheffield University, tells you what to expect. When you are out in the field, anything can happen: expect everything from being stranded on the highest summit in the Peak District during a torrential hailstorm, to helping […]

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Neolithic Temples of the Northern Isles

Stunning new discoveries in Orkney It is an artificial mound the size of five football pitches, formed of monumental stone structures and massive dumps of waste. And it is up to 5,000 years old.  Nick Card of the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology describes why we may be on the brink of a radical rethink […]

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