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Vacancies – Site Assistants, Supervisor & Project Officer

We are currently looking for Site Assistants, a Supervisor and a Project Officer to join our team in response to a number of exciting archaeological projects which commence in autumn on a range of sites across the Midlands and East of England. Further information on each of the roles and how to apply can be found…
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Revealing the Finds of the Wisbech Big Dig

Finds processing work has started in a bid to reveal the stories uncovered by the Wisbech Big Dig in the Wisbech and Fenland Museum garden. All the finds will go through a process of being washed, numbered, catalogued and researched to ensure that any and all information from them can be recovered.  The dig, which…
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A High-Tech Delivery is taking us to New Heights!

Photo courtesy of @Richardesty This week we have had an exciting delivery in the office.  Senior Manager Paul Cope-Faulkner unveiled the new drone that will be taking us to greater heights!   The use of drones and aerial imagery has been in the news a lot recently due to the hot summer.  This has created some…
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Message in a Bottle

This pretty selection of bottles was found recently, and whilst they may not be the oldest artefact we have ever found, still have a story to tell.  The first thin, tall bottle would have been a pharmaceutical vial.  When held up to the light it has a slight purple tint – this is usually due…
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Owston Ferry Landscape Community Project – over halfway through!

Archaeological Project Services with the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire are looking for volunteers to fill up the last remaining sessions of the community landscape archaeology project on the outskirts of Owston Ferry.  This is part of the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase project to help people learn, appreciate and care for the distinctive landscapes…
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Muskets and Money – finds from Newark

Archaeology today is a discipline of many skills and specialisms.  We are proud here at APS that we not only have our team of site assistants and ‘diggers’, but also geophysicists (for non-intrusive survey) and a finds officer.  A few weeks ago our geophysicists were keen to show that finds are just as often found…
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Applications for archaeological training bursaries now open

Applications are currently open for the first round of traineeships being offered as part of the Historic Environment Skills project.  Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, over the next 4 years a total of 21 bursaries are being offered across the heritage sector, delivered through project partners Lincolnshire County Council (and in particular the Historic…
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Owston Ferry Landscape Archaeology – Field walking week 2

On the morning of the 3rd of July, we commenced the next phase of free archaeological workshops at Owston Ferry in the Isle of Axholme.  Despite the heat our volunteers were in good spirits as Jonathan Smith, one of our project officers, and Denise Buckley, our finds supervisor, briefed them on how to conduct a…
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Owston Ferry Landscape Archaeology – Geophysics week 1

For our first week of landscape archaeology at Owston Ferry we got technical, using geophysics to reveal what was hiding underneath the sun-cracked soil.  We have been targeting a field near to the village (with the permission of the landowner) to help further understand the landscape.  The results revealed many interesting features, from more modern…
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Secrets Underneath the Church Floor

[caption id="attachment_1775" align="aligncenter" width="513"] Beonna[/caption] The 12th century church of All Saints, Benington is currently being renovated as part of a rural regeneration project that will not only transform this beautiful Grade I listed church, but the entire community of Benington.  The £1.8 million project is funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and led by…
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