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Welcome to the MOLA blog. Explore our latest news, discoveries, stories and content. Our blog posts are created by archaeologists and specialists from across the organisation and cover a range of fascinating and informative topics. Browse our posts using the tags, join in the discussion and share with your network.

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  • Thames Discovery Programme celebrates five years of success

    Thames Discovery Programme celebrates five years of success

    MOLA team
    16.10.2013

    October 2013 marks five years since the award winning community archaeology project, the Thames Discovery Programme (TDP), began. The TDP is a hugely successful project, providing access to archaeology and leading efforts to record the largest archaeological site in the UK: the Thames foreshore.

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  • MOLA Taryn Nixon and English Heritage‘s Nigel Barker

    MOLA meets English Heritage‘s Nigel Barker

    MOLA team
    19.09.2013

    Nigel Barker is English Heritage’s Director of Planning and Conservation. Taryn Nixon, MOLA Chief Executive, met with him to find out about the latest thinking in English Heritage (EH) about key issues for London and the implications of announcements, following the Government spending review that EH will restructure in 2015.

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  • The Moorgate Miniature

    The Moorgate Miniature

    MOLA team
    12.09.2013

    A rare gold Roman pendant in the form of a phallus and a hand making the ‘mano fica’ gesture, the thumb thrust between the middle and index fingers, has been discovered during excavation at 8 - 10 Moorgate in London.

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  • Cemetary at Spitalfields Market being excavated by MOLA

    Planning tips: historic burial grounds

    MOLA team
    08.09.2013

    The excavation of burial grounds gives us enormous insights into the past, but discovering that your development will impact upon an historic cemetery can be somewhat daunting. So how can you mitigate for this?

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  • Cemetary plan, St Mary Spital

    Who were the first Berliners?

    MOLA team
    05.09.2013

    MOLA is collaborating with partners in Berlin on a pioneering project that will investigate the medieval population of Berlin through their skeletal remains. The population will then be compared with contemporary collections from London.

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