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Postcard from South Africa #3

We were supposed to have an early start this morning so we could make good time as we head north for the border – guess who blew it! Yup yours truly set the alarm wrong. A timely call from Clare who couldn’t quite hold back the giggling got me out of bed and off to breakfast in a hurry. Johan bundled me and my stuff into the bus and off we went. Once again the drive was an instruction as Johan filled in all the gaps in the landscape with stories and titbits of local history. Continue reading →

Ultraviolet RTI

A painted and incised ceramic vessel was used as case study in an attempt to evaluate the efficiency of Reflected UV (UVR) RTI and UV induced visible fluorescence (UVF) RTI. Gnathian skyphos from the University of Southampton Archaeological Collection The Highlight RTI data capture took place at the archaeological imaging laboratory of the University of Southampton, using a UV-VIS-IR modified DSLR camera, adequate filters and lighting. Continue reading →

Funded PhD Studentship

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship in the Faculty of Humanities in collaboration with the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton. This studentship is funded through an SMMI Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship Award, to start October 2015. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Helen Farr (Archaeology), Prof Robert Marsh (Ocean and Earth Science) and Dr Ivan Haigh (Ocean and Earth Science). Continue reading →

Logo Competition

Dear All,  Do you like shoving bits of cocoa-flavoured goodness in your mouth? Maybe you like to share, maybe you don’t – we won’t judge! The only thing we will judge you on is whether you’ve earned said chocolatey delights, by creating the most eye-catching,memorable and cheaply reproducible logo for this years Postgraduate Research Archaeology Symposium! Don’t like chocolate? No worries! You can just use your logo-inspired influence upon us to give you the most convenient... Continue reading →

Medieval Seafaring video up for BUFVC award.

Our MOOC (free online maritime archaeology course) film maker, Joe Brett, has been nominated for the British Universities Film and Video Council Learning on Screen Awards for the Courseware and Curriculum In-House Production section for ‘Medieval Seafaring’. The short video on ‘Medieval seafaring and shipbuilding‘ presented by Prof Jon Adams and starring some of our recent Masters graduates wielding adzes and axes was shot at Bucklers Hard, Beaulieau last spring. Continue reading →

Call for Papers

The call for papers for the Postgraduate Research Archaeology Symposium 2015 (20th-21st May) is now open. It is compulsory for all full time 1st, 2nd and 3rd year PhD students to give a presentation (part-time students are required to present every other year). Presentations are in the form of a talk of no more than 15 minutes (questions will be asked in the form of panel discussions involving 4-5 students each). Continue reading →