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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 →

TAKING THE IRON AGE TO THE ROMANS: RESEARCHING IRON AGE FINDS FOR AN OPEN DAY AT ROCKBOURNE ROMAN VILLA

Reblogged from the Day of Archaeology 2015: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/taking-the-iron-age-to-the-romans-researching-iron-age-finds-for-an-open-day-at-rockbourne-roman-villa/  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. Continue reading →

WHERE ART MEETS ARCHAEOLOGY: FINDING ARTEFACTS FOR AN ART EXHIBITION OF EXCAVATIONS AT CALLEVA ATREBATUM

Reblogged from the Day of Archaeology 2015: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/where-art-meets-archaeology-finding-artefacts-for-an-art-exhibition-of-excavations-at-calleva-atrebatum/ 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. Continue reading →

Day of Archaeology

Today is the international Day of Archaeology (if you search twitter #dayofarch and the official webpage you will lots of postings). And it's when some of us try to tell the world what we really do - using just one day as a snapshot. Well my day started slowly. Heavy rain outside. Not a great day to be in the field. I felt sorry for people trying to excavate in the heavy rain - but I had a day of data analysis planned. Continue reading →