archaeological discovery – Binchester

There’s something so appealing about archaeological discovery: the excavations at Binchester (I am so missing being there this year) are turning up all sorts. Here’s David Petts reported in Culture24 – Archaeologists find baths of "sociable" Romans and early evidence of Christianity in Durham. (Much better than the article in the UK Daily Mail yesterday…

Binchester 2010

The excavations of Binchester – Vinovium – continue this month as the international team arrive from Stanford, Texas Tech and a host of other universities. Community involvement is substantial this year too, with 20 people a week joining the project. website – Vinovium.org website – dur.ac.uk/binchester.fort blog – binchester.blogspot.com/

Borderlands

An archaeology Project description 2020 – 2023 Michael Shanks Keywords – deep mapping – critical cartography – temporal topologies – ontological mapping – border studies – post-representation – post-phenomenology Overview and objective Project Borderlands builds on more than two decades of collaborative research (see below – foundations) to deliver an annotated portfolio of texts, imagery…

Update – the actuality of the archaeological past

I have contributed little to this site Since 2016. I have been writing (Greece and Rome: a new model of antiquity [Link]), running experiments in fieldwork (Project Borderlands [Link]), exploring applied archaeology (with a host of organizations and corporations), asking questions of the proper role of the academic, the researcher, the scholar. In this contemporary…