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Finds processing at the BSR

The brick with textile embedded in it Jude and I are currently in Rome carrying out finds processing in the laboratory of the British School at Rome. We have been processing for a few days discovering fairly run-of-the-mill stuff in the bags and boxes. For Jude this is brick stamps and for me a lot of nails, rusty and corroded. Today, however, was a good day when pearls came out of the many oysters we have opened. Continue reading →

Topographic survey

Following the start of the new season of excavation at the Palazzo Imperiale, being undertaken together with a restoration project, we have started planning all the walls and floor surfaces. A few months back I undertook a photogrammetric survey of all the standing walls that will be restored in the area, and am now fixing these into the site plan. Yesterday we cleaned USM11043 and began a detailed survey of the wall. Continue reading →

Providing virtual access to fieldwork

We have learned that a Student Centredness grant application that the Portus Project was a partner on has been funded. The bid led by Dr Rex Taylor will design, test and evaluate a methodology for virtual fieldwork that will be appropriate to disciplines with fieldwork components from across the University. The resulting environment will be particularly suited to students who are limited in their ability to participate in fieldwork projects, for mobility, visual or other reasons. Continue reading →