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MOLA teamToday 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.
MOLA Headland Infrastructure team
27.03.2018A Roman trade distribution centre, an abandoned medieval village and three prehistoric henge monuments are among amazing archaeological discoveries that we have uncovered so far for the UK’s biggest road upgrade; Highway England’s £1.5bn A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.
19.03.2018As information sharing becomes ever-easier in our modern digital world: on the internet, across social media, through open-access publications and networks we’re asking: are archaeologists putting heritage at risk by talking about it?
Elizabeth Knox and Niamh Carty
08.03.2018In 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…
Revealing Canons Ashby: Historic Building Recording uncovers complex development of Elizabethan mansion
21.02.2018We’ve recently completed a programme of historic building recording at Canons Ashby House in Northamptonshire. Hear from Historic Buildings Officer, Amir Bassir, about the fascinating discoveries being made there...