Working Together to Find and Protect Unmarked Graves

Janvier, Alberta | 2019 It was a cold October morning in northeastern Alberta. I had been invited by the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation (CPFN) to conduct a small ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey of a historic burial ground on one of their reserves.…


Londinium’s Landward Wall: Material acquisition, supply and construction

Not far from the Tower of London, to the east of the Tower Hill, stands one of the best surviving sections of London’s city walls, still preserved up to a height of about 10 metres. The lowest courses of this part of the wall, up to about 4 m, is the original Roman Landward Wall with later medieval additions above.


Testing Color Technology from the Bahamas to the Pandemic Bubble

In mid-March 2020, I stood in my lab and slowly scanned the shelves. The tables were covered in ongoing projects. We had just been told that the University of Florida campus was closing to non-essential personnel and to plan on working from home for at least two weeks (which turned into months).…


Wild and wishful: The emergence of heathlands as anthropogenic assemblage

The North Eurasian inland heaths are open landscapes, dominated by evergreen sclerophyllus plants, most typically Calluna vulgaris L. (Hull). These thrive in the Atlantic humid climate on sandy acidic soils.…


Neighborhood Life, Migration, and Social Infrastructure in Teotihuacan’s Southern Periphery

Teotihuacan is well known within Latin American archaeology and is critical to our understanding of the Classic period in Mesoamerica, when it was the largest city in the Americas and most influential polity within the culture area (ca.…


Plague in Medieval Cambridgeshire

Sometimes archaeologists are forced to study what they can identify, even when they recognize that it is not representative. One instance of this concerns burials of people who died of plague during the Black Death in the mid-14th century and later outbreaks.


Studying disability in ancient Greece

In a recent article I published with Antiquity, I argued that ancient Greek architects built accessibility into religious healing sanctuaries, such as the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus.…


Reviewing the evidence for slavery in Roman Britain

It may seem obvious to state that slavery existed within the Roman Empire. Afterall, there is a large corpus of epigraphic and literary evidence outlining the role of enslaved people during this period.…