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Day Nine: Worm Massacre

Before we began the day, Barra once again told us about a convict who was housed on Spike Island. I cannot remember this convict’s name, but he was a particularly bad, unruly prisoner. 571 more words


Day Eight: Rock or Not a Rock?

Monday marked the first day of excavations. The day began at 8:00 a.m. with a safety talk from Barra and then they distributed high-visibility jackets and work gloves to us. 771 more words


Site Diary: Weeks 3 & 4

Week Three

Prior to a pair of 32 ton 360° mechanical excavators breaking ground and removing the pitch of Huntington Stadium on the 19th of May, the York Archaeological Trust team behind the Dig York Stadium excavation had been a tad nervous. 6,573 more words


#FolkloreThursday - how did i miss that? (and the confessions of a folklore fraud)

I’ve been living in a twitter cave or something, as I have managed to completely miss #folkloreThursday. Oh and it’s wonderful, the folklore magpie I am is loving it all. 450 more words


Prehistoric Indian Village—Archeodome

The Archeodome is a building that encloses a significant part of the dig site for the Prehistoric Indian Village. This enclosure means that digging can take place at any time, and it doesn’t have to be covered every time archaeologists leave, to protect the artifacts. 312 more words


Last Day at the Dig

Today was our last day at the dig. Our two weeks are up, but the dig continues for another four weeks.

We will be watching for more news about the dig over the next month as it continues. 227 more words


Casson, Lionel. Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1971.

Casson was a professor of classics at NYU but he was known to aficionados of naval history as the leading expositor of maritime archaeology. 277 more words