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Palaeopathology – Six tell-signs that help archaeologists see disease

Seven tell-signs that help archaeologists see disease

We know that illnesses have existed as long as there have been humans to get ill – but how do archaeologists identify disease in the past? Palaeopathology is the study of ancient diseases, which archaeologists can identify by examining both hard skeletal and soft tissue remains. Understanding the types of illnesses that ancient people dealt […]

My Life in Objects: Jane Sidell, Inspector of Ancient Monuments

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My Life in Objects: Jane Sidell, Inspector of Ancient Monuments The Inspector of Ancient Monuments for London is a role that dates back to the 1800s, when  Pitt-Rivers became the first of a long line of archaeologists to take on the responsibility of protecting London’s most iconic sites. Today, Jane Sidell is the archaeologist with […]

The Biscuit Chart Soil Identification Guide

The Biscuit Chart

DV creates a perfect marriage in what’s sure to become a site hut staple: a handy-dandy Biscuit Chart Soil Identification reference guide! Ah biscuits! Wonderful biscuits. They’re one of life’s great pleasures, and their importance in our lives as archaeologists cannot be overstated. In archaeology, we often reference the Munsell Colour Chart as a way […]