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,…

Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2017

  This year’s Greater Manchester Archaeology Day is on the 25th November. There are still places available (booking here; Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2017 booking site) or you can just turn up on the day. Registration is from 9.30am and the venue is the Peel Hall, Peel Building, University of Salford.   We try to be…