Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2018

Save the date, Greater Manchester Archaeology Day is back on 24th November 2018! This is our annual roundup of archaeological exploration and research in the Manchester city region. Such a review of academic, professional, and volunteer fieldwork has been running, off and on, since the 1980s, and in its current form since 2011. Hosted by the Centre for Applied Archaeology…

The Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival 2018

21 June marks the start of the 2018 Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival. Running for four days between the 21 and 24 June, there are events spread across the city region from Wigan to Ashton-under-Lyne, Castleshaw to Warburton. The festival is sponsored by the Centre for Applied Archaeology, in the School of Environment and Life Sciences…

Life and Death in Roman Salford

Archaeological research takes time, especially the post-excavation process. Thus, for this final instalment in my survey of Salford’s early past I’m returning to one of the two Roman rural settlements known from within the city: Barton. For there is now fresh evidence which throws a light on life and death in Roman Salford. A cold,…