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The Portuslimen Project. Geophysical survey at Tarragona, and the constraints of modern urban areas

Over the past few months of field survey, work has swung around to a series of projects lined to Roman ports in the Mediterranean. In June and July I headed back for a season of excavations at Portus, and in August and September geophysical survey at the site of Ephesus in Turkey (more on this in a future post). In October and November work has commenced on a geophysical and topographic survey of the Roman port area of the town of Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. Continue reading →

Bioarchaeology & Osteoarchaeology @ Southampton

To celebrate the start of a new academic year here at Southampton, we have launched a new website to showcase some of our bioarchaeology, palaeopathology and osteology research. This launch is happening that very same week that aspects of our collaborative research with Historic England and Bioengineering (here at Southampton) are being talked about at the European Union in Brussels! But why are we called BOS? Bioarchaeology & Osteoarchaeology at Southampton - but that much is obvious... Continue reading →

Left Handers Day & Lefties: how can we identify handedness (or hand preference)?

Today is (apparently) International Left Handers Day.... There are few lefties among the Archaeology staff... Prof Jon Adams (our UG admissions tutor) for one - he is usually recognizable when diving as the only left handed underwater archaeologist (just see the films of the excavation and lifting of the Mary Rose). More famously (?) Leonardo da Vinci was a leftie. So why is this? Population-level right-handedness is a defining characteristic of being human. Continue reading →

Are YOU ready? Life after A levels…

Are you ready to join us? Did you get your place with us? We're really looking to seeing you soon!  If you got your A-level grades, we're really pleased that you're going to be joining us in September. Let's hope that it is with better weather than today! If you didn't get the A level results you wanted, don't panic! Archaeology still has a few places for suitable candidates. Continue reading →

SETTING UP FOR THE THIRD BASING HOUSE FIELD SEASON

Reblogged from Day of Archaeology 2015: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/third-basing-house-season/ Today I’m working at Hampshire Cultural Trust with Dave Allen. I’m lucky because my visit times with the regular weekly volunteer day at the Archaeology Stores, managed by the Curator of Archaeology, David Allen. To find out more about the work of David and the team, visit their excellent blog, which has a new post every Monday. Continue reading →

RESEARCHING THE HUMAN REMAINS AT HAMPSHIRE CULTURAL TRUST

Reblogged from the Day of Archaeology 2015: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/researching-the-human-remains-at-hampshire-cultural-trust/ Today I’m working at Hampshire Cultural Trust with Dave Allen. I’m lucky because my visit times with the regular weekly volunteer day at the Archaeology Stores, managed by the Curator of Archaeology, David Allen. To find out more about the work of David and the team, visit their excellent blog, which has a new post every Monday. Continue reading →