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Monday, 27 June 2016
THE DAY OF ARCHAEOLOGY 2016 WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY 29 JULY!
We are looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” in July 2016. The resulting Day of Archaeology website will demonstrate the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and help to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world. We want anyone with a personal, professional or voluntary interest in archaeology to get involved, and help show the world why archaeology is vital to protect the past and inform our futures.
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Posted by David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot at 17:08
Monday, 20 June 2016
Story of one of the largest Saxon cemeteries ever found in Wessex revealed 42 years after its discovery
One of the largest Saxon cemeteries ever found in Wessex contains cremations, inhumations and warrior burials
Found in Collingbourne Ducis in Wessex, this skull shows a well-healed trepanation. There is no indication that the man had suffered any head injuries prior to the procedure
© Wessex Archaeology
A local woman alerted the local council in the village of Collingbourne Ducis when she saw bones protruding from the ground at a housing development site in late 1973. More than 30 graves were found there by archaeologists in 1974, with a further 86 – believed to date from between the 5th and 7th centuries – uncovered in 2007.
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Posted by David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot at 19:46
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
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