‘I Dig Therefore I Am: The impact of the DGM Project’: My Public Archaeology Twitter Conference Talk about Dig Greater Manchester

The 28th April 2017 should go down as a landmark in the new digital media archaeology landscape as the date of the first community archaeology twitter conference: https://publicarchaeologyconference.wordpress.com/. There were over 50 papers with 15 minute slots spread across 30 hours (with two keynote speakers kicking things off on the 27th April) from the Americas,…

Stop Obsessing About Stonehenge – the Real Threat is to Lancashire’s World Class Industrial Past

Professional archaeologists should stop obsessing about Stonehenge: the real threat is to our world class industrial heritage. Yet many professional and academic archaeologists don’t seem to know or care….That caught your eye I hope, and it was meant to – here’s why: Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is closed except for pre-booked school visits. Schools are…

Salford’s Early Past Pt6 – Roman Hoards & Burials

  The final aspects of Roman Salford that I want to discuss, in my occasional blog series on the city’s archaeology, are several discoveries around the large wetland area of Chat Moss.   The first two discoveries are linked, at least in landscape position and perhaps in purpose. These are two coin hoards that were…