Salford’s Early Past Pt 3: The First Farmers

  Salford was the first area within Greater Manchester where Iron Age settlement was positively identified through modern excavation. This was in 1986 when a cropmark of a double-ditched enclosure was spotted and photographed by Prof Nick Higham of Manchester University. Evaluation trenching later that year confirmed the presence of early ditches. Since then Iron Age enclosures have…

Scrapping A Level Archaeology: Why it Damages our Shared Heritage

On Wednesday 12th October 2016 the AQA exam board confirmed that they were scrapping A Level Archaeology (along with Art History and Classics). The reason? The existing specification is challenging to mark and award because of the specialist nature of the topics, the range of options, difficulties in recruiting sufficient experienced examiners and limited entries…