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MOLA teamTo accompany the brand new research published today about the Prittlewell princely burial, we’ve launched an interactive online chamber where the extraordinary stories behind the objects discovered can be explored in more detail.
17.04.2019We’re delighted to be hosting the CHAT conference this year and are seeking proposals for papers. CHATmethod will venture beyond theory to directly address the basics of what we do and how we do it.
MOLA Headland team
17.04.2019In 1780 historian William Hutton wrote ‘…instead of the church burying the dead, the dead would have in time buried the church…’. He was talking about the great numbers of people dying in Birmingham, resulting in the walls of St Martin-in-the-Bullring church nearing collapse as the number buried overwhelmed the churchyard. In this blog Mary Ruddy from WSP, Archaeological Consultant on HS2’s Park Street excavation, explores the effects that population growth in 19th century Birmingham had on the city and its inhabitants.
16.04.2019How can 'witch bottles' be identified, and what should you do if one (quite literally) falls down your chimney?