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Hidden history – cave archaeology (part 1)

The last two weeks have been quite busy in terms of cave archaeology. On Wednesday Oct 28th I went for a brief expedition to Fox Hole Cave in Derbyshire led by Paul Mortimer from the National Trust. The archaeology from this site (excavated in 1928 and again in the 1960s-80s), includes the earliest evidence of people in …

From Dubai to Woking: the archaeological journey of a Nottingham graduate

Having returned from two months expedition working in Dubai as part of his Masters by Research, Nottingham student James Roberts has landed a professional archaeology job working with Surrey County Archaeological Unit. Leaving the desert behind for now he is set to examine the animal bones from a major Tudor settlement – the former Woking …

How do you record a tooth?

That’s the question I’ve been asking myself, since Rachael Hall at the National Trust loaned me the bones from Reynard’s Kitchen Cave in Dovedale, Derbyshire. We’re working on a project to examine how the Dovedale landscape has changed over time, and as part of this we’re going to date an exciting find from the cave. …

Reblogged: Finding Atlantis

Finding Atlantis, by Jon Henderson I’m just about to give a lecture to the first year on the subject of Atlantis and it reminded me of something that happened a few years ago when I appeared as a guest on the BBC Breakfast sofa. I did three live five minute interviews in the studio each …

Welcome to our new blog

Ever read the Department of Archaeology tweets and wondered what on earth we were talking about? This is the place to find out. We’ll be blogging on topics of interest, new finds, favourite items, conferences we’ve been to, and anything else that takes our fancy.  So welcome aboard, and we hope you find something of …