DGM 2014 at Cheetham Park, Tameside

I Dig, therefore I am

Dr Sharon Coen, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Salford, has been working on a project with the Centre for Applied Archaeology to explore the impact of community archaeology on its participants. The project, ‘I Dig therefore I am: place, identity and participation in community-based archaeology projects’ aimed to explore the role played by participating…

Finger ring found in a WW1 trench at Watson Park.

Blackpool’s Hidden WW1 Trenches Part 2

Week two of our community excavation, digging the WW1 training trenches under Watson Road Park, Blackpool, produced some exciting, but also difficult archaeology. After day two the weather was hot and humid. This meant that the archaeology was hard to see as the sun bleached the trenches and the sections. The team ended up praying…