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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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  • Peter Rauxloh on drones

    Peter Rauxloh on drones

    MOLA team
    13.06.2014

    Director of Technology Solutions, Peter Rauxloh, has been developing ways of applying new technologies to our work. He tells us what he has been up to…

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  • Orthophotography: now and then

    Orthophotography: now and then

    MOLA team
    12.06.2014

    In the 1980s, the Director of our Northampton-based team, Steve Parry, painstakingly created an orthophoto of a cemetery site. He captured a series of photograph using a rather ingenious tripod system. An image-mosaic plan was then produced by cutting and sticking photographs together to remove the distortions that were present.

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  • Headstone Manor training dig and open day

    Headstone Manor training dig and open day

    MOLA team
    02.06.2014

    We are teaming up with the Museum of London to host a training excavation this summer. The dig will explore the grounds of Headstone Manor in Harrow, the site of a medieval moated manor and home to Harrow Museum.

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  • The origins of the global fish trade

    The origins of the global fish trade

    MOLA team
    28.05.2014

    London’s international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published in the journal Antiquity.

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  • Evidence for first Londoners found at US embassy

    Evidence for first Londoners found at US embassy

    MOLA team
    13.05.2014

    Archaeologists from MOLA excavating the site of the new United States embassy in Vauxhall, in South London, have discovered evidence of prehistoric activity.

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