"excavation" blog posts
To rebury or not to rebury? That is the question...
Professor Harold Mytum shares his experience of working at the Castle Street burial ground in Hull.
Posted on: 19 August 2021
Follow the Archaeology Field School 2020 live-blog
Sadly the issues around managing COVID-19 meant that we could not return to Norton Priory in June, and still could not do so as the new academic year started in October. However, Dr Rob Philpott and Professor Harold Mytum planned some alternative venues and a range of activities so that the students did not start their second year without getting at least a bit dirty and initiated into the mysteries of field archaeology.
Posted on: 7 October 2020
The footprints at Formby provide an intimate glimpse into the past. Scrutiny of them tells us so much about the activities of ancient coastal communities in the northwest of England. The footprints formed while this region was made up of muddy salt-marshes. These salt-marshes flourished on and off across a period extending some ~8000 years.
Posted on: 1 September 2020
Discovery of an ancient hearth at Formby
Dr Ardern Hulme-Beaman was recently thrilled to discover an ancient hearth hidden in the sands of Formby Beach alongside millennia-old footprints. Learn about the details of the discovery and view the SketchFab scans of the finds.
Posted on: 21 August 2020
Searching for a lost Medieval Manx Nunnery
The Isle of Man maintained only three monastic establishments during the later Middle Ages, one being a Nunnery on the edge of what is now the Island’s largest town, Douglas, where Harold Mytum and Rob Philpott have just completed an excavation on its possible site.
Posted on: 19 December 2019