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Spring Update

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday May 09, 2017 |

It's been a little while since we last posted anything, so some updates! Registrations for the coming season have been going along well, and we have now filled up all the spaces for the Undergraduate Fieldschool. There are still a handful of spots left for...

This is not a geo post

Open Source Computing and GIS in the UK Wednesday March 01, 2017 |

TL;DR How not to burn out, or how I work, the 2017 edition I’ve always suffered from anxiety and stress in my work. It’s a first-world problem, sure, but it’s there, and tangible, causing health issues (blood pressure high enough to...

2017 Applications Open

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Thursday January 05, 2017 |

A Happy and Healthy New Year everyone! As a part of making it happy, why not join us for our 2017 season of excavations in Dorchester? Applications are now open to participate in either our undergraduate fieldschool (Sunday 25th June - Friday 7th...

A 360 view of the trench

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday October 11, 2016 |

Ian Cartwright, the School of Archaeology's photographer, has created this wonderful 360 degree panorama of the site which you can play with. Check it out below! (Put it into fullscreen mode for the best view.) You can also click on his Profile to have a look...

A 360 view of the trench

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday October 11, 2016 |

Ian Cartwright, the School of Archaeology's photographer, has created this wonderful 360 degree panorama of the site which you can play with. Check it out below! (Put it into fullscreen mode for the best view.) You can also click on his Profile to have a look...

All troweled out

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Wednesday July 27, 2016 |

We made it. Despite the 30 pus degree temperatures, we've managed to push on to the end of the week, and indeed the end of the season. It's been another good one, and I think we've had plenty of students go away wanting more. So what happened in the last part...

All troweled out

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Wednesday July 27, 2016 |

We made it. Despite the 30 pus degree temperatures, we've managed to push on to the end of the week, and indeed the end of the season. It's been another good one, and I think we've had plenty of students go away wanting more. So what happened in the last part...

All troweled out

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Wednesday July 27, 2016 |

We made it. Despite the 30 pus degree temperatures, we've managed to push on to the end of the week, and indeed the end of the season. It's been another good one, and I think we've had plenty of students go away wanting more. So what happened in the last part...

Don't be Afraid to Commit

Open Source Computing and GIS in the UK Wednesday July 27, 2016 |

Back in June, which seems a long time ago now, we ( OSGeo:UK ) ran a mini FOSS4G event at the Ordnance Survey offices in Southampton, UK. It was a big success, well attended, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, which is always nice. This is not a post...

What happened to our British summer?!?!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday July 19, 2016 |

We're currently labouring away under an absolutely clear blue sky. Not even the hint of a cloud to be sighted in any direction. And we are forecast to hit 32 degrees this afternoon... sun hats, sun cream, and plenty of water all round! A scorcher... ...

What happened to our British summer?!?!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday July 19, 2016 |

We're currently labouring away under an absolutely clear blue sky. Not even the hint of a cloud to be sighted in any direction. And we are forecast to hit 32 degrees this afternoon... sun hats, sun cream, and plenty of water all round! A scorcher... ...

What happened to our British summer?!?!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday July 19, 2016 |

We're currently labouring away under an absolutely clear blue sky. Not even the hint of a cloud to be sighted in any direction. And we are forecast to hit 32 degrees this afternoon... sun hats, sun cream, and plenty of water all round! A scorcher... ...

During Wind and Rain...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Wednesday July 13, 2016 |

Apologies to all who live in the vicinity, but it appears our prayers for rain have been answered! Having struggled and striven in the heat of the last few days which turned all our soils to a handful of grey hues, extremely difficult to differentiate,...

During Wind and Rain...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Wednesday July 13, 2016 |

Apologies to all who live in the vicinity, but it appears our prayers for rain have been answered! Having struggled and striven in the heat of the last few days which turned all our soils to a handful of grey hues, extremely difficult to differentiate,...

During Wind and Rain...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Wednesday July 13, 2016 |

Apologies to all who live in the vicinity, but it appears our prayers for rain have been answered! Having struggled and striven in the heat of the last few days which turned all our soils to a handful of grey hues, extremely difficult to differentiate,...

Heavy metal

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Friday July 08, 2016 |

As we come towards the end of week 2 and the time that the undergraduates have with us, some of the students have really started to impress us with the skills that they've picked up. It's great to listen to them discussing between themselves how best to tackle...

Heavy metal

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Friday July 08, 2016 |

As we come towards the end of week 2 and the time that the undergraduates have with us, some of the students have really started to impress us with the skills that they've picked up. It's great to listen to them discussing between themselves how best to tackle...

Heavy metal

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Friday July 08, 2016 |

As we come towards the end of week 2 and the time that the undergraduates have with us, some of the students have really started to impress us with the skills that they've picked up. It's great to listen to them discussing between themselves how best to tackle...

Getting our teeth into it

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday July 05, 2016 |

Our walk up the Wittenham Clumps was perfectly timed, with the best weather of the dig so far and a glorious sunset to compliment the breathtaking views of southern Oxfordshire. A lovely stroll, ending as has become traditional, with a pilgrimage to the site...

Getting our teeth into it

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday July 05, 2016 |

Our walk up the Wittenham Clumps was perfectly timed, with the best weather of the dig so far and a glorious sunset to compliment the breathtaking views of southern Oxfordshire. A lovely stroll, ending as has become traditional, with a pilgrimage to the site...

Getting our teeth into it

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday July 05, 2016 |

Our walk up the Wittenham Clumps was perfectly timed, with the best weather of the dig so far and a glorious sunset to compliment the breathtaking views of southern Oxfordshire. A lovely stroll, ending as has become traditional, with a pilgrimage to the site...

Week 2 begins

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Sunday July 03, 2016 |

Week 2 of excavation is starting off productively, and we’re all enjoying the sun (and the cows!) in the allotments today! Now that we’re fully underway, we’re back to our regular program of excavation combined with short lectures. Today was an introduction to...

Week 2 begins

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Sunday July 03, 2016 |

Week 2 of excavation is starting off productively, and we’re all enjoying the sun (and the cows!) in the allotments today! Now that we’re fully underway, we’re back to our regular program of excavation combined with short lectures. Today was an introduction to...

Week 2 begins

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Sunday July 03, 2016 |

Week 2 of excavation is starting off productively, and we’re all enjoying the sun (and the cows!) in the allotments today! Now that we’re fully underway, we’re back to our regular program of excavation combined with short lectures. Today was an introduction to...


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