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…

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…

heritage design – aspiration and redemption

Tuesday July 19, Westminster, London (This is the report on our previously noted visit – [Link]) Bianca Carpeneti and Michael Shanks visiting Alan Campbell MP at the House of Commons Our current work on the archaeological project at Binchester UK includes a major focus on cultural resource management (CRM), as it gets called in the…