London

tin-glazed-ceramics-from-tune-hotel-liverpool-street-1-c-mola

Time Truck: London’s local archaeology

Today (Friday 9 September) is MOLA’s Time Truck’s last day at Bishops Square. Surrounded by tall commercial buildings, behind the high-end cosmetics shops of Old Spitalfields Market, the pop-up exhibition offers a chance to explore everyday life in east London in the 17th-19th centuries. With staff from MOLA on hand to explain the selection of […]

sm

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 of MOLA, Gary Brown of PCA and Pippa Bradley and Andrew Powell of Wessex Archaeology told Matthew Symonds how 121 trenches produced 10,000 finds spanning 10,000 years. This summer, images […]

ca318_OUTNOWbanner_new

Current Archaeology 318

Neolithic tombs are often seen as ‘houses for the dead’. Striking similarities between the residences of the living and repositories for the deceased have long suggested a symbolic link, but could it be the other way round? Evidence from Orkney suggests that the departed were being laid to rest in their cairns for about 300 […]

1.-Bloomberg-construction-site-during-demolition-(c)-MOLA-09312002-featured

Letters from Londinium

Reading the earliest writing from Roman Britain Among the remarkable artefacts recovered by MOLA archaeologists on the site of the new Bloomberg headquarters in London were 405 writing tablets. Of these, 87 have now been deciphered, providing a tantalising insight into the lives and legal wrangling of the first Londoners. Roger Tomlin and Sophie Jackson […]

CA-317---out-now!

Current Archaeology 317

The early years of London seem both uncannily familiar and unimaginably distant. Today, no one would bat an eyelid at Tacitus’ description of a settlement heaving with ‘businessmen and commerce’. Accounts of reckless loans, eye-watering debt, and advice to maintain a stiff upper lip (or at least ‘not to appear shabby’) in the face of adversity reinforce a sense that some […]

BZY10WT44

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 tablets. The reference forms part of an address – Londinio Mogontio, ‘To Mogontius [a Celtic personal name], in London’, and appears on a writing tablet dating from c.AD […]

TDP Greenwich

Archaeology on the Thames Foreshore – TDP

  The Thames Discovery Programme (TDP) is a community archaeology project recording the fast-eroding archaeology of the Thames; at low tide the Thames foreshore is the longest archaeological site in London. To date the project has recorded over 1000 features in the dynamic and fast changing intertidal zone of Greater London, including Mesolithic, Bronze Age […]

bexley arch group

Bexley Archaeological Group

First established in 1979 by a handful of keen archaeology students, Bexley Archaeological Group has since grown and now provides an ongoing programme of field trips, research, projects & lectures. It provides an adult education course on the archaeology of the Bexley area and publishes a quarterly newsletter. They run a Young Archaeologists’ Club and […]

Enfield - Elsyng Palace

Enfield Archaeological Society

Programme of monthly lectures. Publishes newsletter. Carries out fieldwork, including excavations (limited places; contact society for details). Post excavation and watching briefs on and around Romano-British settlement in Bush Hill Park continue. Ongoing programmes of site management linked targeted evaluation excavations at Elsyng Tudor Palace and Grade I listed Forty Hall. Other fieldwork panned. Work […]

LAMAS Transactions

London and Middlesex Archaeological Society

LAMAS was established in 1855 to investigate the early history and antiquities of London, Westminster and the Middlesex area. A programme of frequent lectures is held at the Museum of London on a range of subjects from Medieval stone masonry to  the Official London Blue Plaques Scheme. They publish a newsletter and a ‘Society Transactions’ […]

1 2 3 4 5