Archaeology, Archaeology Research

Romano-British temple hearths and cold Christian churches

I'm just reading through a 1963 article detailing the excavations at the Romano-British temple site at Brigstock, and I was struck by how much the author┬áreally doesn't want to consider that the hearths on the surface of the floors might actually be contemporary with the shrines. I wonder if it's a Christian thing? I know… Continue reading Romano-British temple hearths and cold Christian churches

Archaeology, Archaeology Research

Looking for Archaeologists???

So the East London Advertiser (yes, I know, hardly a famous newspaper!) has a short article that apparently supports the Romanian Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in it's reported search for London archaeologists to volunteer on a dig at the end of March/beginning of April. The work apparently involves excavating graves/a mass grave… Continue reading Looking for Archaeologists???

Archaeology, Archaeology Research

Plague pit or hospital graveyard?

Zoom into the image above about four times, and you'll be able to see London Bridge Street properly. This was on the northern edge of St Thomas Hospital, a medieval hospital established for the relief of the poor and sick. One of only three hospitals to survive the dissolution of the monasteries, albiet with a… Continue reading Plague pit or hospital graveyard?