Site Diary: The Final Countdown

With only a week left of our dig at Roman East Park, the field team is feeling the pressure to find out as much about this unique and though-provoking site as possible ...

5 Roman Artefacts You Can Handle At Home

Take a close up look at some of our favourite Roman artefacts

Site Diary: Rainy Nights at the Roman site

This week we battled wind, rain and dodgy phone signal as we got through week four of our Roman dig in East Park. But the archaeology never stops, especially at a site like this…

How To Identify Roman Pottery

So, you’re on your first archaeological dig, and you spot a piece of pottery. What clues can tell you if it’s Roman? And how can you tell what type of pot it once was?

Site Diary: Roman urns, querns, and a little Roman shop?

It's Week 3 of the excavation at Roman East Park, Sedgefield. This week our dig has taken a turn as we’ve had to say goodbye to our Venturers, but that hasn’t stopped some amazing archaeology from being found, and some exciting new ideas from forming…

Medieval stonemason hid cheeky self portrait in Spain’s most famous cathedral

A stonemason's self portrait has been found at Santiago de Compostela

Dorset ‘mega henge’ may have been built in as little as 35 years

New dating evidence from Mount Pleasant site suggests it was constructed in decades, not centuries

Site Diary: Roman pots and postholes at East Park

This week, our Roman dig has revealed lots of pottery, plenty of postholes, and an almost-complete vessel.

How the Romans celebrated the spirits of the dead

Just in time for Halloween, here's some spooky Roman festivals

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Site Diary: Why we’re looking for Romans at East Park, Sedgefield

Every archaeological site has its mysteries, and the Roman town buried at East Park is a tough nut to crack

Site Diary: Summer of Discoveries on Lindisfarne (2020)

An early medieval smithy, a handful of coins, and a burial with signs of a fatal headwound

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