Category Archives: News

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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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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Contacting APS…

Due to upgrading our internet connection recently, we have been experiencing some issues with our email systems.  Our connection is back up and running from Tuesday 29 May, so we'll be catching up on emails which have been held in our system since Thursday 24 May.  If you have sent an email to Archaeological Project Services…
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Digging Deeper into the World of Documentary Research

  Neil Parker (Project Officer at APS) has been helping Heritage Lincolnshire to deliver a series of events within the Isle of Axholme.  From guiding people through documentary research to uncover the stories of their neighbourhood, to helping organise events this summer such as test pitting and even a training exercise (details coming soon!). These…
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Easter Opening Hours

APS will be open until 5.00pm on Thursday 29th March when the office will close for Easter.   The office will re-open at 8.00am on Tuesday 03rd April.
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