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Post-Ex Diary 18: The Importance of Visualisation – Photogrammetry

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In this diary entry, we discuss the value of photogrammetry – broadly speaking, the technology of obtaining three-dimensional information from photographs. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 17: Stable Isotope Analyses and Must Farm

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Recent stable isotope analyses on plant, animal and human remains from Must Farm are starting to shed fresh light on diet and activities at the site. read more

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Post Ex-Diary 16: Parasites and Lifestyles at Must Farm

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One of the most recent research components of the Must Farm pile-dwelling investigations has focused on the evidence for intestinal parasites present at the site. read more

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Post Ex-Diary 15: Exploring Structure 4 Part Two

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During our recent analyses we’ve been uncovering more interesting details about Must Farm’s unusual building, Structure 4.  read more

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Post Ex-Diary 14: Exploring Structure 4 Part One

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Our recent post-excavation work has given us fresh insight into on one of Must Farm’s more unusual structures: Structure 4. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 13: The Must Farm Pile-Dwelling Settlement Open Access Antiquity Article

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We have been keen to make a formal overview of the Must Farm settlement available, and have just done so in Antiquity, a peer-reviewed journal of archaeology. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 12: The Must Farm Textiles Part Two

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This month we continue our video series with textile specialist Dr Susanna Harris, focusing on the different fibres and fabrics from the Must Farm pile-dwelling. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 11: The Must Farm Textiles Part One

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This month’s update sees textile specialist Dr Susanna Harris discussing the fibres and fabrics from the Must Farm settlement. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 10: Specialist Analyses Part Three

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In this final part we finish our overview of ongoing work and techniques, and also discuss the importance of scientific dating and conservation. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 9: Specialist Analyses Part Two

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In our last blog entry we discussed the range of different analyses that are currently being carried out, and this second part continues our overview of the ongoing work. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 8: Specialist Analyses Part One

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In these diary entries we’ll detail the range of specialist work being undertaken and how each is contributing to the overall understanding of Must Farm. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 7: The Must Farm Pottery Refit

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In a break from our traditional diary format, this month’s update discussing refitting the pottery sherds from Must Farm takes the form of several short videos. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 6: Refitting Must Farm

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We’ve been focusing hard on the process of refitting, which allows us not just to generate an inventory of artefacts, but also to refit activity at the site. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 5: Context and Deposition

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Archaeology is just as much about the context of objects as the artefacts themselves and tantalising details are beginning to emerge during our post-excavation assessment. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 4: 2017 – Interim Analysis

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We’ve been extremely quiet over the last year but the team has been exceptionally busy preparing for the post-excavation programme to begin in earnest. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 3: Some Initial Findings

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In this diary entry, we look at some of the specific elements we are currently examining whilst awaiting detailed analysis from a number of specialists. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 2: What is Post-Excavation?

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Since the end of September, the whole team has been extremely busy focusing on post-excavation work. Seeing analysis begin has been hugely satisfying. read more

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Post-Ex Diary 1: Finishing the Excavation

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After over 10 months of hard work, we have finished the excavation, the site has been reburied and we’ve worked hard to complete all of our recording. read more

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