A beginning

There comes a time in every project’s life when it gets its own website, Ribchester Revisited has now reached such a moment. This website will grow and change as the project does. Although in development for a number of years, Ribchester Revisited really started in 2015, with the first summer of month long excavations.

The first UCLan students and staff to dig at Ribchester in 2013
The first UCLan students and staff to dig at Ribchester in 2013

Previously UCLan students had been undertaking small scale digs and projects preparing the ground. This started in September 2013 when first year archaeology students excavated a small test trench. Further test trenches in 2014 led to the opening of our main trench in 2015. Those test trenches no longer exist, our excavations now cover the areas they once occupied, but they served a vital function, allowing us to gain an understanding of the depth and survival of the archaeology.

We will now use this website to update everyone on how the project progresses. Expect periods of activity, especially in the summer when students will be blogging about the excavations, with periods of calm as we return to teaching and the slow task of post-excavation and research.