analysis and interpretation

Binchester 2010 Interim Report Online

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The 2010 Binchester Interim Report has been published on the web. It details the findings of two trenches excavated during July of last year, one inside the Roman fort and one in the civilian settlement (vicus). An excerpt: “The results of the 2010 season constitute an important advance in our understanding of Roman and especially […]


New Website for Romano British Inscriptions

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Friend of the project Lindsay Allason-Jones has just announced the launch of a new website that is “an e-learning resource aimed at teaching students to transcribe, transliterate and translate Romano-British inscriptions”. It is called Inscripta. The site collects together inscriptions from the Great North Museum and uses them to teach the translation of Latin epigraphy.  […]


Binchester in New Archaeology Magazine

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A new archaeology web magazine called ELECTRUM has just hit the virtual stands, and an article on Bichester is one of its featured stories.  It was written by Binchester directors Gary Devore and Michael Shanks and gives a brief overview of the history of the site and the latest (2010) season.  It can be found […]


Making pottery the Roman way

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Melissa reports: One of the ongoing research agendas with the Stanford group is Binchester Kiln Project. This is part of a broader initiative that is exploring ceramic technology, aiming to get to the human experience of making in clay. We are funded by the Stanford Presidential Fund for Innovation in the Humanities, by the Metamedia […]


Vinovium – a short report on summer 2010

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Here is a short news item about this last summer, released yesterday. July 2010 was the second archaeological field season for the Binchester Project. We are exploring the borderlands between England and Scotland, once the northern edge of the Roman Empire, excavating a key fort and town in the frontier system that included Hadrian’s Wall. […]