Posts Tagged ‘archaeology’

Current Archaeology

January 3, 2012

In a former life this member of the TOTD team used to be an archaeologist. Whilst my career now lies in the world of libraries it’s still nice to keep up with the latest developments in British archaeology. Current Archaeology is a great magzine to subscribe too if you are interested in this field, but even if you don’t want to fork out for the magazine their website  is full of fascinating news and articles.

Locating London’s Past

December 17, 2011

This site allows you to search a wide variety of digital historical resources, such as records of crime, plague deaths and archaeological finds, and plot these onto different base maps, including John Rocque’s well known map of London from 1746.

[Thanks to SW and GF for spotting this first]


A History of the World in 100 Objects

October 22, 2010

Today marks the conclusion of the series from the BBC and the British Museum to chart the history of mankind using one hundred objects from the collections of the British Museum. This fascinating documentary has used objects from civilisations all over the world. Today we find out which is object Number 100:

Time Team in Portsmouth

October 18, 2010

About a year ago, Thing of the Day was able to catch a few glimpses of an episode of Time Team being filmed in Portsmouth, with the assistance of researchers from the University. Here is some more information:,118813,en.html

Viking Farm Tour

April 9, 2010

Ever wondered what a typical Viking Age farm looked like? Here’s an interesting 3D tour from the BBC Website that shows the plan of a farming settlement in Viking Age Yorkshire, based on archaeological evidence:

Time Team

May 8, 2009

Following on from yesterday’s archaeological theme, TOTD has discovered that Channel 4’s Time Team are here in Portsmouth excavating the area around the Garrison Church. So if you’re in the area why not pop along and see what they’re up to?

You can find out more about the Time Team programme here:

And find out more about the Garrison Church and what the Time Team might find here:

Council For British Archaeology

May 7, 2009

Today one of the TOTD team will be giving a presentation onthe Prehistoric Archaeology of the South. This therefore seemed the perfect time to make the CBA website our TOTD.

The CBA is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.