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Excellence in Archaeology

In 2016, the Arts and Humanities Council funded Professor Carenza Lewis (well-known from Channel 4’s Time Team) and Dr Ian Waites at the University of Lincoln to carry out a project called ‘Middlefield’s Utopia’.  The aim was to explore the archaeology of a post-war council estate in Gainsborough. This estate is important as its 1960s architects…
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Christmas Opening Hours

APS will be open until 4.00pm on Friday 21 December when the office will close for Christmas and New Year.  The office will re-open at 8.00am on Wednesday 02 January 2019. Seasons Greetings!
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Looking for a Long Barrow

Jonathan Smith, one of our Project Officers, has been searching for a long barrow this week, with varied results.  Long Barrows are the earliest built burial places in the English landscape.  They are also an important part of the Lincolnshire landscape.  As such we have teamed with Historic England to conduct an exciting project examining…
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Meet our new trainees!

As part of our commitment to education and training, we are excited to be involved in a new project – the Historic Environment Skills programme.  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 such as Lincolnshire…
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Results from the Big Dig at the Old King’s Head

  The leaves are turning golden, the wind is starting to blow, and the Big Dig at the Old King’s Head has come to an end. As our fantastic volunteer diggers will know, we have found a huge amount during this short dig.  Such finds include: a Victorian cess pit, antique beer bottles, burnt posts,…
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4,000 Years of History in a Single Day!

Multitude of artefacts found in the last days of field walking in the Isle of Axholme. Volunteers have discovered a stunning range of artefacts during the last two days of field walking work for the Presenting the Past Project, part of the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape partnership.  Spanning from a beautiful brooch…
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The Old King’s Head – Ready to Begin!

The anticipation has been building for the start of our latest community archaeology project, and it has finally begun!  The geophysics has been completed, the trenches have been dug, and now we are just waiting for our willing volunteers to get started! But as we get started, we also need to be careful; the opportunity…
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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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