Monthly Archives: November 2010

Osteo

I spent part of yesterday in the osteology labs while the MSc students studied evidence of trauma on skeletons. Here bones are looked at and examined by students who vary in their engagement with the materials from scientific impassivity of … Continue reading

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Wooden Clocks

Today I began a series of photographs in the Dendrochronology Lab. Here growth rings are counted on slices and rods of trees and timber. Rod-like cores of wood drilled from timbers in historic buildings can be used to date when … Continue reading

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GeoArch Columns

I spent part of today observing and photographing Masters students learning to describe soil profiles from columns taken from Big Moor. Long gutters of ancient soil were surrounded by scalpels, pens, tape measures, note books and the (in)famous Munsell Charts. … Continue reading

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Iron Smelting

I spent this afternoon at the Iron Age iron smelt held by Roger Doonan and the MSc in Experimental Archaeology at Heeley City Farm. You can see a gallery of photographs from the smelt. The gallery follows the smelting process … Continue reading

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