Wonders of the Deep: Bronze Age Finds from the River Thames in the Bronze Age Index

Our penultimate Bronze Age Index project focuses on Bronze Age swords from the River Thames. Finds from the Thames and other watery locations in Britain and Northern Europe have fascinated scholars for many years, and recent excavations at Must Farm and Flag Fen show the incredible importance of riverine environments to prehistoric peoples. In a sense,… Continue reading Wonders of the Deep: Bronze Age Finds from the River Thames in the Bronze Age Index

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A Hollow Human Head of Bronze

This September we were lucky enough to have a visit from a group of Egyptian scholars organised by the Egypt Exploration Society (http://ees.ac.uk/news/index/322.html). The Egypt Exploration Society (EES) has been one of main crowd-sourcing collaborators, asking MicroPasts’ contributors to transcribe early 20th century excavation records from Amarna West and Amara, and we have now done 18 crowd-sourcing projects together with over… Continue reading A Hollow Human Head of Bronze

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The Devizes/Wiltshire Museum Collection in the Bronze Age Index

In the process of digitising the Bronze Age Index (http://crowdsourced.micropasts.org/app/devizes/newtask) we have come across a small collection of Index cards recording artefacts in the Wiltshire Museum (formerly the Devizes Museum: http://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/). This was recently written up by Culture24 (http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art513504-bronze-age-finds-from-barrow-cemeteries-in-stonehenge-country-to-be-recreated-in-3d), highlighting our ongoing collaboration with the Wiltshire Museum as we continue to research this collection. These cards… Continue reading The Devizes/Wiltshire Museum Collection in the Bronze Age Index

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Things that go bump in the night: The Selborne-Blackmoor Hoard & the significance of LBA weapon hoards

Our new app focuses on the wonderful Blackmoor Hoard (partially pictured above). Known also as the ‘Blackmoor-Wolmer Forest’ or ‘Selborne’ Hoard, the hoard was found near the hamlet of Blackmore (just east of Selborne, Hampshire) on the land that was originally part of Lord Selborne’s estate. Multiple hoards from different periods, including various Romano-British coin… Continue reading Things that go bump in the night: The Selborne-Blackmoor Hoard & the significance of LBA weapon hoards

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3D Modelling of the Arreton Down Hoard

We are in the process of adding a new photo-masking application to the MicroPasts site. This is going to be a bit of a ‘pop-up shop’ as it will only include one Bronze Age British hoard, although it is one of considerable importance. A hoard is an archaeological terms for two or more objects, normally… Continue reading 3D Modelling of the Arreton Down Hoard