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  • Van Millingen assemblage from Spitalfields (c) MOLA

    A perfect storm in a tea cup: Archaeology and Britain’s favourite drink

    MOLA team
    18.04.2018

    Today is National Tea Day, where the nation joins together to celebrate the beloved cuppa. But where did our love of tea come from? And what does it have to do with archaeology? Our work is helping to provide some of the answers.

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  • 1. Numbering and labelling of bag contents for A14C2H.jpg

    Ask the expert: Finds Supervisor

    MOLA Headland Infrastructure team
    18.04.2018

    Meet the Finds Supervisor, Dr Jim McKeon, who has been managing the processing of 2,000 kilogrammes (almost 2 tons – the weight of an adult rhino) of finds from the 13,000 kg or so expected to be recovered by the end of the excavations.

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  • 6. Circular ‘henge’ monument thought to have been used as a ceremonial space (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure.jpg

    Archaeology of A14C2H from the air

    MOLA Headland Infrastructure team
    12.04.2018

    Come with us on a birds’-eye-view tour of the archaeology of the Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme!

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    Ask the expert: Environmental Archaeologist

    MOLA Headland Infrastructure team
    20.03.2018

    We have been catching up with a few of the specialists bringing their archaeological skills to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme, based at the MOLA Headland Infrastructure processing base in St Neots.

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  • Human Osteologists at MOLA (c) MOLA

    Ask our Osteologists: Meet Niamh and Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Knox and Niamh Carty
    08.03.2018

    In this blog we speak to Elizabeth and Niamh, two of our dedicated in-house Human Osteologists (human bone specialists) about their fascinating work analysing human remains from our archaeological sites and what this can tell us about women in the archaeological record for International Women’s Day…

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