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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.
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.
18.07.2020In this blog, archaeological woodwork specialist Damian Goodburn shares what decades of excavation has taught us about sea level change over the centuries, and what bearing this has on life on the Thames floodplain today…
04.06.2020Under lockdown, many have taken to their kitchens to channel their energy into trying new and foods and recipes, investing in new kitchen kit. In this blog, we show that culinary trends across time and space are nothing new, and look at why the Roman residents of the Lower Nene Valley appear to have been quite so keen on cheese.
MOLA Headland team
06.01.2020MOLA Headland specialist Ian Betts shares why tiles found near Offord Cluny may hint at a Roman villa and bath house once existing nearby, and what they reveal about an extensive tile trade network which once operated across Northamptonshire and beyond, nearly 2000 years ago…