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MOLA teamWe have been researching the skeleton of an adult male found buried in a ditch, secured at the ankles with a locked set of iron fetters. This is the first discovery of a burial wearing this form of restraint from Roman Britain, raising questions about who this person was and why they were shackled.
14.01.2021Our archaeologists have uncovered the biggest Anglo-Saxon cemetery ever found in Northamptonshire.
Thirty years of archaeological work reveal in incredible detail two thousand years of Spitalfields life
15.12.2020One of the largest archaeological projects ever undertaken in the capital, focused on the area of what is now Spitalfields, is complete after more than 30 years of work by a team of over 150 of our archaeological experts.
Cecilia Levratto Francese
30.06.2020In this blog, MOLA Archivist Cecilia Levratto Francese shares why we should avoid thinking about gender in a binary way when we interpret burial evidence from the 5th – 7th centuries…
Emma van der Velden and Christian Steven Hoggard
01.04.2020Researchers from the University of Southampton recently visited MOLA to record 58 patellae, as part of their project to generate models to improve sex classification scores in osteology.