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  • Local school kids turn their hands to excavation in Camberwell Library, accomodated by Southwark Council.

    Placemaking & community engagement in 2013

    MOLA team
    11.12.2013

    At MOLA we recognise that the archaeology and built heritage of a development can be used to build a sense of place and shape its identity. Throughout the year we have worked with our clients on placemaking and community engagement, from community digs, public events and displays to interpretive hoardings, presentations to neighbours and blogs. Here are our 2013 highlights...

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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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  • Volunteers work with experts to research Roman hairpins

    Volunteers work with experts to research Roman hairpins

    MOLA team
    31.07.2013

    Millions of artefacts, plans and records from excavations in London are curated by the staff at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC), in Hackney. Recently some of MOLA’s finds specialists have been assisting LAARC staff and a team of volunteers in recording the huge numbers of Roman hairpins in the archive.

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  • Hackney Community College students help to record local built heritage

    Hackney Community College students help to record local built heritage

    MOLA team
    24.07.2013

    Since March 2013, MOLA community archaeologist, Lauren Woodard, has been leading a project with students from Hackney Community College to help engage them with the built heritage of their local area.

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  • Volunteers working on animal bone

    Not for the bone idle

    MOLA team
    12.07.2013

    Jim Farbon is part of the archive volunteer team working on the Guildhall Yard archaeological material and they are knee deep! Jim explains what the team has been up to...

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