The Silverdale Hoard excavation in 2011 undertaken by Minerva Heritage Ltd.

Saving the Silverdale Hoard

  The news that the Silverdale Viking hoard has been bought for the nation and will go on permanent display in Lancashire is the culmination of the work of many organisations. This positive outcome is particularly cheering for me since CBA North West had an important role to play. The initial discovery of 201 pieces…

Buile Hill Park in Salford. The site of the eighth DGM excavation in October 13

Dig Greater Manchester Two Years In

Assessing the impact of community archaeology projects is something that archaeologists have been grappling with for years, and a central feature of Dig Greater Manchester which completes its second year next month. The jargon in the profession often focuses around top-down and bottom-up projects (guided and empowered might be friendlier terms), whilst press coverage captures…

Late 19th century Bovril bottles excavated from Hulme Barracks

Excavating Peterloo

Picture the scene on a summer’s day: tens of thousands of protesters campaigning for the vote; a government fearing revolution; the army brought into to break up a large rally; hundreds of protestors injured and dozens killed. This situation is not Cairo in 2013 but Manchester in 1819. August 16th marked the anniversary of the…