A big shout out for former PCA employee and music legend Stevie Jones! His band, Stevie Jones and the Wildfires, will be streaming live from their Facebook Page on Monday 7th March 7.30pm GMT.Read More
This late medieval chain is No. 5 in our ‘Find of the Week’ series from McAleer & Rushe’s site at Arbor City Hotel, London Aldgate. It’s probably a dress fitting, possibly used for securing a personal identification seal.Read More
Katie Mountain from PCA Durham will be giving a talk on 19 March, along with her co-editor Marta Alberti (Vindolanda Trust), on their forthcoming publication on managing Hadrian’s Wall as a cultural resource in 2022. The publication will be out in the next few months – both in print and Open Access.Read More
Medieval Whitechapel is coming to life in No.3 of the ‘Find of the Week’ series on McAleer & Rushe’s site at the Arbor City Hotel! This rowel spur dates from the 15th-17th century. Could this have been lost by a horse rider on the adjacent Whitechapel Highway?Read More
Our excavations in Plumstead are ongoing, with our search for the palaoechannel known from an adjacent site, and potential Neolithic trackways, continuing. This flint came out of the base of the peat sequence just above the interface with the blue/grey Lower Alluvium at the bottom of the section photograph (below). It’s a decortication flake struck from a large alluvial cobble, but they are pretty similar throughout prehistory so we can’t say it’s Neolithic for sure!Read More
Our second ‘find of the week’ from McAleer & Rushe’s site at Arbor City Hotel in London Aldgate: more Medieval decorated, glazed tile, but as yet no sign of the building they come from!
The sheep skeletons we found recently, at a Roman settlement-edge site in the Fens in Cambridgeshire, have been cleaned and lifted with the help of Kevin Rielly, PCA’s animal bone specialist. The first count of MNI’s (minimum number of individuals) on site was up to 25 individuals. The skeletons were all females of various ages plus one ram, so we are definitely dealing with a whole flock that was disposed of.Read More