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And we're done!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Saturday July 25, 2015 |

After a marathon four weeks,  with just one day off for the supervisors, the season is done. More than 70 students have been shown the archaeological ropes, tons of soil have been moved, thousands of pottery sherds unearthed, and we only had significant...

End of week 3, Open Day, and the beginning of Week...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Sunday July 19, 2015 |

Apologies for the radio silence - lots to catch up on, following a hectic week and weekend! It feels like a long time ago, but during the rest of last week our students continued to work very well. Some great finds have come to light, including two pairs of...

Week 3 underway

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Monday July 13, 2015 |

In stark contrast to the baking sun of the last two weeks, this week has begun rather damply. And we're not complaining! The showers and drizzle of the last two days have lowered the threat of sun burn considerably, cooled us, damped down the dust that has...

Week 3 underway

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Monday July 13, 2015 |

In stark contrast to the baking sun of the last two weeks, this week has begun rather damply. And we're not complaining! The showers and drizzle of the last two days have lowered the threat of sun burn considerably, cooled us, damped down the dust that has...

Week 2 drawing to a close...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Thursday July 09, 2015 |

Only one day to go of the Undergraduate Fieldschool and week two has flown by. The students continue to learn about planning, sectioning, levels, photographs, and all things context recording. At the eastern end of the trench the sequence of Roman roads keeps...

Week 2 drawing to a close...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Thursday July 09, 2015 |

Only one day to go of the Undergraduate Fieldschool and week two has flown by. The students continue to learn about planning, sectioning, levels, photographs, and all things context recording. At the eastern end of the trench the sequence of Roman roads keeps...

Week 1 done

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Saturday July 04, 2015 |

What a week. Including the hottest July day on record! The undergraduate and work experience students worked unbelievably hard, in very difficult conditions, to remove all the remaining backfill from the trench. When we arrived on Sunday it was a mess of soil...

Week 1 done

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Saturday July 04, 2015 |

What a week. Including the hottest July day on record! The undergraduate and work experience students worked unbelievably hard, in very difficult conditions, to remove all the remaining backfill from the trench. When we arrived on Sunday it was a mess of soil...

T-minus 3 days!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Thursday June 25, 2015 |

We're so nearly there. I've spent the last 3 days, with the help of Patrick and Peter, two of our supervisory staff, making the preparations on site. When we arrived, the outline of the trench was neatly delineated by the presence of giant hogweed, which in...

T-minus 3 days!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Thursday June 25, 2015 |

We're so nearly there. I've spent the last 3 days, with the help of Patrick and Peter, two of our supervisory staff, making the preparations on site. When we arrived, the outline of the trench was neatly delineated by the presence of giant hogweed, which in...

T-minus 2 weeks, and registrations closing

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday June 16, 2015 |

We have just a few days left now before the machines come in and start to take out the back-fill, and we're all getting rather excited about the prospect of getting out of the office and into the field! This means it is your last chance to sign up for the...

T-minus 2 weeks, and registrations closing

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday June 16, 2015 |

We have just a few days left now before the machines come in and start to take out the back-fill, and we're all getting rather excited about the prospect of getting out of the office and into the field! This means it is your last chance to sign up for the...

T-minus 6 weeks

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Sunday May 17, 2015 |

The sun has started to make an appearance for more than a few minutes a day, and that can only mean one thing: digging season is nearly upon us! Preparations are well underway to continue our excavations down into the 2nd century AD layers of the site, and we...

T-minus 6 weeks

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Sunday May 17, 2015 |

The sun has started to make an appearance for more than a few minutes a day, and that can only mean one thing: digging season is nearly upon us! Preparations are well underway to continue our excavations down into the 2nd century AD layers of the site, and we...

Dig season is coming

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Monday March 09, 2015 |

Preparations are now well under way for this summer's dig. Supervisors are in place, tools are being sourced, and registrations are coming in fast! If you would like to join us this summer, do get in contact with edward.peveler@arch.ox.ac.uk for more...

Dig season is coming

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Monday March 09, 2015 |

Preparations are now well under way for this summer's dig. Supervisors are in place, tools are being sourced, and registrations are coming in fast! If you would like to join us this summer, do get in contact with edward.peveler@arch.ox.ac.uk for more...

Archaeology, APIs and Accessibility

Open Source Computing and GIS in the UK Wednesday February 04, 2015 |

At the end of November (yes, I know it’s a while ago, life got in the way) I was involved in an event called #HackLancaster, part of a wider project in my home town to try and raise interest in the heritage of the old city area beyondthecastle . This...

Registrations now open for 2015 Dorchester fieldsc...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Monday January 05, 2015 |

Now that we've recovered from Christmas' over-eating, registrations are open for the 2015 Discovering Dorchester fieldschools. The undergraduate fieldschool runs for two weeks from Sunday 28th June - Friday 10th July. The public fieldschools run for one week,...

Registrations now open for 2015 Dorchester fieldsc...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Monday January 05, 2015 |

Now that we've recovered from Christmas' over-eating, registrations are open for the 2015 Discovering Dorchester fieldschools. The undergraduate fieldschool runs for two weeks from Sunday 28th June - Friday 10th July. The public fieldschools run for one week,...

It's been a while...!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Wednesday December 10, 2014 |

Hello all, I hope your Autumns and early Winters have been good! This is just a quick note to update people on the situation with Dorchester 2015. We will be opening up for registrations from early in the New Year. If you want information about the 2015...

It's been a while...!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Wednesday December 10, 2014 |

Hello all, I hope your Autumns and early Winters have been good! This is just a quick note to update people on the situation with Dorchester 2015. We will be opening up for registrations from early in the New Year. If you want information about the 2015...

PostGIS Day 2014

Open Source Computing and GIS in the UK Sunday November 30, 2014 |

On 20th November this year we held the first PostGIS “Show-and-Tell” Day at the HQ of the British Computing Society . This was the first “official” OSGeo:UK event since hosting FOSS4G 2013 in Nottingham last year- it took us that long...

New Portable GIS Releases

Open Source Computing and GIS in the UK Thursday September 25, 2014 |

I’m pleased to announce not one, but two new releases of Portable GIS! The first, version 4.2, contains QGIS 2.4 and PostGIS 1.5 and will be the last release to include that version of PostGIS. The second, version 5, contains QGIS 2.4 and PostGIS 2.1...

OSGIS 2014

Open Source Computing and GIS in the UK Sunday September 14, 2014 |

Two weeks ago now saw the return of the OSGIS conference in Nottingham, after a year off in 2013 for FOSS4G. I think there had been mixed feelings about this event; those of us heavily involved in the organisation of FOSS4G 2013 had taken a back seat this...


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