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A Sad Loss at Loos

I received some interesting information yesterday regarding the brother of my paternal grandmother. This man, John Neal, was part of a family tree recently researched by my mother and going as far back as his namesake, another John Neal(e) born in 1654. 679 more words



The same day as my visit to Calke Abbey in Derbyshire (a considerable time ago now), my friends and I visited Stoneywell Cottage a short drive away in Leicestershire. 599 more words

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Food and Drink in the Past: Hunter-Gatherers

In the last session we listened to a short podcast called ‘Chasing Down Dinner’ produced by PBS Nova.  This interviewed Dan Lieberman, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, to discover why evolving an ability to run long distances might have been key to survival for early humans. 80 more words


New film reveals challenges behind lifting and conserving a Roman mosaic — ULAS News

A new film produced by the University of Leicester showcases how archaeologists successfully lifted and conserved a Roman mosaic found in Leicester. During the winter of 2016/17, archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) excavated a large site in Leicester, on the corner of Highcross Street and Vaughan Way next to the John Lewis car […]

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 Walking around the garden at this time of year it is not easy to remember how wonderfully cheerful and colourful the garden looked last summer. The lawn is a bog and the borders and tubs a murky brown hue of old foliage and seed heads! 96 more words

Food and Drink in the Past: The Culinary Triangle

In the first session of this course we looked at a number of contextual and theoretical concepts which I hope will continue to inform discussion as we go through future sessions. 51 more words


A Beginner's Guide to Archaeology, Leicester

Seen archaeological excavations in the news? Want to know more about how archaeology works? This course is for you. We will look at how archaeologists know where to dig, what methods they use, how they know how old something is, and more.

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