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News from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:15:06 +0000
  • Silchester Dig Update – Kiln site week one
    It has been a busy first week at the kiln site, we spent the first few days cleaning up the trenches and have now moved onto excavating the key features identified. This excavation is being undertaken as part of the Nero & Silchester project, investigating the production of tiles stamped with the title of the […]
  • The abode of Genii and Fairies
    Sometimes, remarkable things come from a little conversation. I looked like I’d been pulled through a hedge backwards. I felt like it too, standing in my shabby overalls, willing the smoking camp-fire to stay alight for a day’s archaeological experiments in the Harris Garden.  And my supervisor taking a snap-shot of me to post to […]
  • Meet our #UoRWomen!
    To mark International Women’s Day this year, we asked some of our brilliant staff to answer a few questions about their research, their career highlights, and their inspirations. Read on for a selection…   Ms Elaine Jamieson Research/teaching specialisation I am interested in inter-disciplinary approaches to landscape archaeology, with a particular specialism in analytical earthwork […]
  • New publication Medieval Archaeology edited by Reading archaeologists
    Medieval Archaeology, edited by Roberta Gilchrist (Research Dean) and Gemma Watson from the Department of Archaeology, is a new publication in Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Archaeology series. The four-volume publication reprints 77 influential papers carefully selected to highlight the key issues and debates in the development and contemporary practice of later medieval archaeology in Europe […]
  • Professor Richard Bradley nominated for Archaeologist of the Year – vote now!
    The Current Archaeology Awards 2017 are open for voting, and for the third year in a row we have a contender in the ‘Archaeologist of the Year’ category – our Emeritus Professor, Richard Bradley! In the past two years, Professor Roberta Gilchrist (2016) and Professor Mike Fulford (2015) took home the prestigious ‘Archaeologist of the […]
  • Underwater survey reveals new Neolithic crannogs
    Over the summer, Dr Duncan Garrow spent two weeks carrying out underwater and boat-based survey work on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, in conjunction with his long-term collaborator Dr Fraser Sturt (Southampton) and team. They were investigating potentially the most important new Neolithic sites found in Britain for many years. ‘Crannogs’ – […]
  • Finding Nero: Silchester Stories
    Fortune favours the bold As a research and fieldwork active archaeology department, we are extremely fortunate to have one of Britain’s best preserved Roman and Iron Age towns on our doorstep – Silchester, or Calleva of the Atrebates, is less than 10 miles from the Department of Archaeology’s door. The department has been carrying out […]
  • Landscapes of (Re)conquest: Fieldwork at the castles of Molina de Aragón and Atienza, central Spain, July 2016
    In July, a team consisting of staff and students from the University of Reading (Aleks Pluskowski, Rowena Banerjea, Guillermo García-Contreras Ruiz, Rob Fry, David Thornley (formerly at Reading) and Caedmon Bradley), students from the universities of Granada and Montpellier, spent a week in the province of Guadalajara, central Spain, prospecting and surveying two castles associated […]
  • Get ready for Archaeology at the University of Reading
    Want to know more about studying with us? We’ve got a new video up starring some of our undergraduates (and staff!) – check it out!  

  • Gdańsk (Monday 6th June 2016, Alex Miller) After waking up far too early and sparing way too much time to get to the airport, we were finally in the air and flying over northern Europe. It was a beautiful day and the plane journey took us about 2 hours. As we neared the end and […]


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