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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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  • 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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  • Steve Parry MOLA

    Meet Steve Parry, MOLA Northampton Director

    MOLA team
    10.03.2014

    Steve Parry is the Director of MOLA Northampton. He tells us about his team, new opportunities and reveals his top tip for developers...

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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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  • 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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  • Sant’ Omobono: final week!

    Sant’ Omobono: final week!

    MOLA team
    22.07.2013

    Alison Telfer reports on the excitement of her final week at Sant’ Omobono, Rome…

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