Artefact Month!

Hi everyone,   As we posted last week, the plans are now all illustrated! Hooray! But the life of a research assistant is never done (or dull for that matter). The next task is to organise our photo archives. Each

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Happy New Year!

We’re Back!   Our UCLAN students have returned from their Christmas breaks, and are ready to tackle to the second half of the academic year. The Ribchester team have also been busy, since 2017 ended. Our radio silence, o far

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Guardhouse Update

An important part of the Ribchester Revisited project is student training. During the dig more experienced masters students run small teams, giving them experience in leadership and team management. As part of their work the masters students then complete reports

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Each year our UCLAN students have to write a field report about their summer excavation when they return to university, and each year we ask for extra elements to be included into this report to demonstrate how much they’ve learned.

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And The Winner Is….

You may remember a couple of weeks ago we posted on Facebook to say that one of our volunteers, Cassie, had been nominated for Young Archaeologist of the Year. We are extremely proud to report that Cassie won the award!

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I Would Walk 500 Miles… (The Fun of Geophysical Survey)

On the 12th October, we took a trip back to Ribchester to present this years’ work to the Friends of Ribchester Roman Museum. A big thank you to those who came to watch Jim’s presentation, and persevered with us despite

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And so it continues…

Hi everyone, My name is Viki Le Quelenec and I’m a PhD student here at the University of Central Lancashire, as well as the research assistant for the Ribchester Revisited project. I’ll be using our blog and social media channels

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More than a Dig: Side Courses at Ribchester Revisited

At Ribchester Revisited, we want to give our students the opportunity to get as much experience as possible. In the trench, they practice many aspects of archaeology: planning, trowelling, interpreting, recording, etc. But it’s not just about the digging; there

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Muddy Starts and Young Archaeologists

Here at Ribchester Revisited, we love people from all walks of life to truly experience coming here what it is like to be an archaeologist at its core. Whether it is students from UCLan (University of Central Lancashire), ANU (Australian

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A Fork in the Road: A reflection on the Roman road surface within Ribchester.

At the end of excavation last year, the road surface was left with some cobbles and just the slight hint of its sandy foundation showing. The sand may have gone completely unnoticed until this year if it hadn’t appeared in

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