Salford’s Early Past Pt6 – Roman Hoards & Burials

  The final aspects of Roman Salford that I want to discuss, in my occasional blog series on the city’s archaeology, are several discoveries around the large wetland area of Chat Moss.   The first two discoveries are linked, at least in landscape position and perhaps in purpose. These are two coin hoards that were…

Industrialising Prison, Georgian Style

For several years now the University of Salford Centre for Applied Archaeology has been exploring the site of New Bailey Prison in the centre of Salford, ahead of regeneration led by Muse Developments. The site is spread across several redevelopment packages so this is the third excavation since 2013, and the scale and impact of the…

Archaeology and Sustainability

The live-art version of my ‘archaeology and sustainability’ talk produced by Visual Minutes, for the Sustainable Stories exhibition, CUBE Gallery, Manchester, 3-6 November 2012.  I recently had the strange experience of being a live part of an interactive exhibition, as one of several individuals asked to take part in the ‘Speakers’ Corner’ session of the…