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Collecting COVID-19

Museums across the UK are gathering objects and accounts that reflect people’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Visiting LAARC

I’ve just been to a one-day conference at the LAARC, the Museum of London’s Archaeological Archive and Research Centre in Hackney, on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, just north of Old Street. I must confess I haven’t been to the LAARC since its opening way back in the 1990s, but it is looking […]

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Review – Skeletons: our buried bones

What can a dozen skeletons tell us about life and death in Britain through the ages? Lucia Marchini visits an exhibition at Leeds City Museum to find out. It is not uncommon for development-led archaeology to uncover human remains – fascinating traces of individuals otherwise lost to history, which often offer intimate insights into their […]

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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 […]