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Reblogged from the Day of Archaeology 2015:  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 7 – Ice Cream, Rain & RTI! – by Vicky

Second Week Begins! So the first week of the Basing House dig has gone, and after a well-deserved Sunday break, the second week begins. Despite spells of rain, it did not dampen the team’s efforts with the trench dig and progress was made. This was seen especially in the tough far corner, which finally after a few days of mattocking and shovelling, the group finally dug through layers of ground and had successfully de-turfed a large area. Morning trench shot. Continue reading →

Day 4 – Digging a ditch and playing games!

Alice Hi I’m Alice studying BA Archaeology. During my time at Basingstoke I’m most looking forward to learn more on the field and experience Archaeology from a time period I am passionate about-with hopefully lots of Medieval or Roman finds! And of course working on a site of such magnificent history! — Day 4 – Thursday 25th July So work begins again on this cool day. No sign of sun as of yet but a perfect day for digging. Continue reading →

Festival of British Archaeology

Basing House is taking part in the Festival of British Archaeology Basing House CAT Project is excited to be taking part in the Festival of British Archaeology.  Over the course of the Festival, we will be running open days, with a variety of events for you to drop-in and take part in. There is more information on the Festival of British Archaeology website: Continue reading →

First Day of the 2013 Portus Field School

Today was the first day of the 2013 Portus field school. Staff and students arrived throughout the weekend in order to settle into their accommodation in nearby Fiumicino. The staff members were joined by 10 first year undergraduate archaeology students, 6 Curriculum Innovation Programme (CIP) students and 2 Lifelong Learning students, all from the University of Southampton. Continue reading →

Funding for multidisciplinary field school at Portus

We have been awarded funding from a Student Centredness fund grant to create a unique field school at Portus that will provide the context for novel learning experiences to students from across the University, including an on-line infrastructure to build a community around a period of archaeological fieldwork in Italy. It will also benefit from a related SC project aimed at providing virtual access to the Portus fieldwork experience. Continue reading →