Archaeology North West Conference 2020 Goes Online

This year’s ‘Archaeology North West’ conference will be online. Like all organisations faced with the social distancing forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council for British Archaeology North West has had to adapt. Thus, Saturday 21st November 2020 will be the group’s first online venture. Booking can be done via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cba-north-west-autumn-conference-tickets-125937714093…

Greater Manchester Archaeology Day Part 2

The second half of Greater Manchester Archaeology Day on Saturday 29th November 2014 had a community and industrial archaeology focus. The first speaker of the afternoon was Ian Miller of Oxford Archaeology North talking about Arkwright’s Shudehill Mill in Manchester. This was Arkwright’s last mill and arguably was built to challenge the Manchester textile merchants.…

Dig Greater Manchester Two Years In

Assessing the impact of community archaeology projects is something that archaeologists have been grappling with for years, and a central feature of Dig Greater Manchester which completes its second year next month. The jargon in the profession often focuses around top-down and bottom-up projects (guided and empowered might be friendlier terms), whilst press coverage captures…