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Portraits of Archaeologists

We had 57 people dig in our 1960s trenches over the previous three weeks. Many of them were snapped by me, our photographer Peter Wheeler, or by one of our Student Reporters, whilst we all photographed the various features, sections, postholes and finds. Not everyone was caught on camera, and these portraits are only a small selection of the team that contributed to the excavation season, but we thought we’d share some of our favourite snaps of archaeology in action with you all. Continue reading →

Day 17 – A View from the Trench Edge – by Sophie, Jamie and Sam

On the penultimate day of the excavation Sophie took a few minutes out with a number of members of the excavation team to ask them about their views on the project and if it had met the aims set out at the start. Dave (Co-Director) β€œThe dig has been very successful, in that we have not only uncovered the original 60’s excavation, but have been able to add information to the existing record. Continue reading →

Meet the Team – Michael Davies

Michael Davies I’ll be attending between the 29th and the 31st to help out and work with Peter on making little prints, probably woodcuts and monoprints in response to the objects excavated at the site. My work has been of abstract landscapes as of late, so to explore treasures underneath the surface will be an exciting experience and possibly something I can take away with me for inspiration as to where my own work can develop in the future. Continue reading →

Meet the Team – Kris Strutt

What will you be doing at Basing House? Kris Strutt, working on the EES Theban Harbours and Waterscapes Project – Hopefully some survey, geophysics, and exploring the amazing landscape of the area. What you are hoping to experience at Basing House? A good, strong, eclectic team of people doing what they do best. What’s the unique thing that attracts you to Basing House? The amazing archaeology, and definitely the tea and biscuits. Continue reading →

Meet the Team – Adam Chapman

What will you be doing at Basing House? Adam Chapman Hopefully, what I’ll be doing at Basing is to try and relate some of the historical accounts to what we can see on the ground and to provide some historical context to the archaeology, particularly with regard to the period before the Civil Wars. What you are hoping to experience at Basing House? Er? Rain, cold, sunshine, tea and biscuits. Continue reading →

Meet the Team – Dave Allen

Dave Allen, Keeper of Archaeology Dave’s Biography Dave began his digging career in Wales, working on Iron Age hillforts at the Breiddin and Moel y Gaer, and a range of sites in the BrenigValley.Β  Forays into England included Gussage All Saints and a season at Hambledon Hill.Β  He also fitted in four years fieldwork in his native Buckinghamshire. He has been looking after the Hampshire County archaeology collections for more than 30 years. Continue reading →