Silchester Bath House 2018 – Week 2

Silchester Bath House 2018 – Week 2

All three trenches are now open and have had two weeks of excavating students uncovering their archaeological remains. Trench 1: Has uncovered the suspicious decorative tiles in the south side to reveal an intact archway at the end of the latrine. Large amounts of standing masonry has also been uncovered, the alignments of which suggest multiple building phases of the […]

Silchester Bath House 2018- Week 1

Silchester Bath House 2018- Week 1

The first week of this excavation has uncovered some amazing archaeology. The targetted Bathhouse is survived by both architectural ruins and material culture such as: A latrine of standing walls, archways and plinths. A hypocaust system of structural walling and pilae tile stacks. A possible changing room and adjoining structural features (still to be identified). Tiles with kitten paw prints, […]

The Art of Money

The Art of Money

Czibulka Dániel has created a wonderful short film on the Art of Money. The piece looks at the development of iconology within numismatic designs, posing some interesting questions regarding imagery associated with cultural heritage. Make sure you have the sound up for this delightful and educational short documentary (ten minutes). All permissions, credits and rights of this film go to […]

Silchester Bath House 2018 – Set up week

Silchester Bath House 2018 – Set up week

There has been an awful lot of activity occurring already at this year’s Silchester branch of the #UoRarchaeologyfieldschool. The tents have been pitched, the trenches are exposed, the spoil is tidy and the kettle is on. There have been some fantastic finds and discoveries already so watch this space for weekly updates on the excavation and information on open days where […]

Respect on Site

Respect on Site

It’s always good to see people standing up for what they believe in. An important post from BAJR that has my respect. Worth reading the whole thing.   Recently, a member of the BAJR Facebook felt it acceptable to comment on the way the admins carry out the work here. Remember, that BAJR Facebook is administered by three of us. Liz, […]

Rubha Port an t’Seilich 2018

Rubha Port an t’Seilich 2018

Two weeks ago I returned to the Hebridean island of Islay for the most recent excavation at the Rubha Port an t’Seilich site. Since then myself and a team of staff and students of the University of Reading have been excavating and processing this wonderful, Mesolithic site. The stratigraphic horizons discovered last year have been investigated  further by focusing the […]

Poster Exhibition for UROP

Poster Exhibition for UROP

Last week I completed my Undergraduate Research Opportunities Placement by presenting a research poster of my work at the UROP Finalist Exhibition. A full day of discussing the Virtual Rome project and my role as Dr Nicholl’s assistant left me even more enthused about continuing to advocate the virtues of digital heritage and education outreach. I highly recommend the UROP […]

Speaking at Digifest 2018

Speaking at Digifest 2018

Yesterday Dr Matthew Nicholls and I attended #Digifest18 at The ICC to talk about 3D modelling in teaching in learning. It was great to have such a large audience interested in the #VirtualRomeUoR project and it resulted in some very interesting conversations. The panel discussions, technology stands and speakers of Digifest brought up a variety of interesting issues, with Nick Wooley of Northumbria University making […]