Since July 2017 PCA has made numerous visits to Bristol to undertake targeted phases of archaeological investigation during the reconfiguration of the Temple Circus Gyratory system close to Bristol Broadmead station, recording the medieval and post-medieval development of the area. As the scheme nears completion we will shortly be returning to undertake the final phase of archaeological investigation, focussing primarily on the detailed recording of a southern section of the Portwall, the 13th-century city wall. Click here for more information on the scheme.
Newcastle University Student Placements - 2019
Rowan and Ella joining pottery sherds from different contexts within the same pit
It has become a bit of a PCA tradition to host four Newcastle university students over the Easter vacation, in our London offices. This year we have been joined by Abbie, who is assisting with processing and sorting of environmental samples, and Ellie who has been recording details such as root etching on animal bones. We are also delighted to welcome Ella and Rowan to our new Chester-le-Street offices – they have been looking for (and finding) cross-context joins across a Roman pottery assemblage and sticking the pieces together. All are working really hard and hopefully enjoying their time with us too.
Look out for two more of our student placements in a couple of weeks’ time.
Abbie processing environmental samples
Ellie recording animal bone
Triforum Galleries Tour – Westminster Abbey
The Council for British Archaeology – CBA (London) arranged a special visit with an introduction to the archaeology by PCA Director Peter Moore on Saturday 9th February. Peter described the discoveries excavated by PCA: the external corner where the new access tower has been built yielded everything from monastic burials to shop foundations, and centuries of surprises were extracted from thousands of bags of dust retrieved from beneath the triforium floor.
The new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries in the triforium space of Westminster Abbey are simply stunning. This once hidden section of the Abbey shows off its treasures brilliantly, and all has been enhanced by the archaeological efforts that have helped create the galleries.
This event was popular and fully booked, so if you were one of the lucky ticket holders, we hope you enjoyed this fascinating visit!
An exhibition was held on Saturday 19th January presenting the archaeological findings from PCA’s site at the Boleyn Ground, formerly West Ham Football Club’s ground, in London Borough of Newham. Click the button for a news article about the site in the Newham Recorder.
2019 Civic Trust Awards Winner and 2019 Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards Winner!
Kicking off the new year with some great news! PCA was part of a winning team selected for an award for their work on the Westminster Abbey Triforium project. The project was nominated as a 2019 Civic Trust Awards Winner @CTAwards as well as a 2019 Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards Winner @CTAConservation. The awards were announced at the Civic Trust Awards ceremony on the 1st March 2019. A full list of the winners and further details of the awards can be found via the link below.Civic Trust Awards 2019