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Summer School, university of Westminster

Just finished a great 6 weeks lecturing on a summer school at the University of Westminster, really good course - history and public history of the London with a group of delightful american students. International summer school at the University of Westminster

New web site for Creative Practice for Narrative Environments at Central St Martins

The new design for the web site is now online. I must change my picture its so last year! www.narrative-environments.com

Photos from Chrissy of DUA archaeologists

Here are some photographs of the archaeologists from the Museum of London in the 1970's. Photos from Chrissy (Milne) http://www.hobleysheroes.co.uk/html/gpo_photos.html http://www.hobleysheroes.co.uk/html/photos_from_alison_balfour-lyn.html

Hunt proposes closure of the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council | Books | guardian.co.uk

so Goodbye the MLA, what happens now to Renaissance in the Regions? I'm not entirely sure I can say I told you so but this shows the folly of depending upon government - once the Area Museum Services were abolished it was just time before Government pulled the plug. I think the Area Museum Services as member organisations might have survived. Hunt proposes closure of the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council | Books | guardian.co.uk

Neolithic House found at Marden Henge

A pig roasting event and 'priest's house' have been found at Marden Henge near Devizes. Discovered: Stone Age man's morning after the night before - News, Archaeology - The Independent

New Henge Discovered at Stonehenge

A survey of the area around Stonehenge has revealed another 'henge' this time originally with a wooden circle. BBC News - Archaeologists unearth Neolithic henge at Stonehenge

First Farmers - new evidence

Salon IFA reports of a new study which begins to illuminate the introduction of farming to the UK. Evidence seems to suggest that around 4000BC higher population densities in the SW and Scotland suggest the introduction of farming by immigration from abroad. Salon IFA reports ' Has one of the central questions about the British Neolithic been answered? Despite a century of research, archaeologists still disagree about how farming began in Britain, with some arguing that it was a result of indigenous groups adopting the practice via trade and exchange and others contending that it was the consequence of a migration of farmers from mainland Europe. Our Fellow Stephen Shennan, along with co-authors Mark Collard, Kevan Edinborough and Mark G Thomas, now think they might have the answer. In a paper published in The Journal of Archaeological Science (Volume 37, Issue 4, pages 671—900, April 2010) they present evidence for a marked and rapid increase in population density i

Maintenance matters for heritage site

Useful web site for those involved with maintaining heritage sites. - Maintenance matters!

Thames Foreshore group

If you are interested in archaeological mudlarking - this is the site to go to FROGs Get Busy on the Thames Foreshore | The Council for British Archaeology

A case of Rabies from the BMJ archives

Geoffrey Russell Steele Grogono . Weymouth Basil John Steele Grogono . Halifax, Nova Scotia The casebook of our grandfather, Dr Russell Steele of Reigate, has a graphic account of rabies in a young boy. "On July 4th 1876, shortly after 7 o'clock in the morning, the patient, a little boy called Alfred Cox (aged 91/2 years), the son of the stationmaster at Bletchworth, was playing with a strange dog which had bites about its muzzle, and was bitten several times by it on the right hand and leg. He was brought to me soon afterwards, when I cauterised the wounds freely with linear caustic. He came to see me twice afterwards to have the wounds dressed with water dressing, after which they healed up. Six weeks and three days from the date of the bite, on August 18th, it was said that he seemed to be tired. "On August 21st he went with a number of children on an excursion to Dover. After eating a good breakfast and a good night&#

The Civil War Augmented Reality Project by Jeff Mummert — Kickstarter

Video described ideas for using augmented reality for American Civil War Project The Civil War Augmented Reality Project by Jeff Mummert — Kickstarter

Listening Stations for museums

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Archaeologists become history

This is a site which brings together various unofficial staff magazines from the early days of Rescue archaeology in the City of London. The first was called Hobley's Heroes, which is featured on the site: Home

Human occupation of Britain pushed back to before 800,000 BP

Excavations in East Anglia have discovered evidence of humans living on the banks of the River Thames before 800,000 years before the present. Dig discovers ancient Britons were earliest North Europeans

new signs at the Old Operating Theatre Museum

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We have new signs for the Old Operating Theatre Museum created by artist Luke Morgan who used as his inspiration his own piece in the front entrance of the Church.

The Archaeology of Roman and Dark Age London Walk

The Archaeology of Roman and Dark Age London Walk went well today - route was St Pauls, New Change, Newgate St, Aldersgate, Noble Street, Gresham Street, Guildhall, St Mary Aldermary, St Albans, Wood Street, Cripplegate, St Alphage, London Wall, Museum of London I started with knowledge of archaeology in middle ages, and then went through the discoveries made up to recently.