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The Essex tidal estuaries are the site of a number of timber-built fish traps, their distribution being particularly dense in the Blackwater estuary where six sites have been identified through the work of local archaeologists and aerial reconnaissance. The Blackwater examples are Saxon in date (Strachan 1998) and comprise large and complex monuments, comprising numerous wooden posts in various alignments, along with wattle-work (sails and rods) and basketry.
Illustration for item December 2014: Issue 38 of Internet Archaeology out now

December 2014: Issue 38 of Internet Archaeology out now

Internet Archaeology Issue 38 has now been published, beginning with an article by Lorna-Jane Richardson on Understanding Archaeological Authority in a Digital Context and Aina Margrethe Heen-Pettersen on Insular artefacts from Viking-Age burials from mid-Norway. More articles will follow.

Internet Archaeology Issue 38 has now been published, beginning with an article by Lorna-Jane Richardson on Understanding Archaeological Authority in a Digital Context and Aina Margrethe Heen-Pettersen on Insular artefacts from Viking-Age burials from mid-Norway. More articles will follow.

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December 2014: 12 Days of Christmas Archaeology Photos

As part of the Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology’s #festivearchaeology Christmas Archaeology Photo Competition, we will be publishing a Christmas themed archaeology photo every day for the 12 days of Christmas. From snow-covered henges, to Christmas jumper clad archaeologists and archaeology themed Christmas tree toppers, stay tuned to see our 12 days of Christmas.

As part of the Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology’s #festivearchaeology Christmas Archaeology Photo Competition, we will be publishing a Christmas themed archaeology photo every day for the 12 days of Christmas. From snow-covered henges, to Christmas jumper clad archaeologists and archaeology themed Christmas tree toppers, stay tuned to see our 12 days of Christmas.

Illustration for item December 2014: ADS Update Issue 6

December 2014: ADS Update Issue 6

Issue 6 of ADS Update our quarterly e-newsletter is out now, with articles on ADS-easy V OASIS, the release of English Heritage's Archaeology Monographs, the NEARCH projects artist in residencies and featuring the winning photograph from our Festive Archaeology Photography Competition.

Issue 6 of ADS Update our quarterly e-newsletter is out now, with articles on ADS-easy V OASIS, the release of English Heritage's Archaeology Monographs, the NEARCH projects artist in residencies and featuring the winning photograph from our Festive Archaeology Photography Competition.

Illustration for item December 2014: Christmas Photo Competition

December 2014: Christmas Photo Competition

The Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology and are giving away one of our fabulous and rare trowel-shaped USB sticks in December. To be in with a chance to win, send us your Christmas themed archaeology photos. From snow-covered Roman Forts to Christmas jumper clad diggers, anything goes! Photographs must be your copyright. The winning photographer will receive a USB trowel, and the wi... more

The Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology and are giving away one of our fabulous and rare trowel-shaped USB sticks in December. To be in with a chance to win, send us your Christmas themed archaeology photos. From snow-covered Roman Forts to Christmas jumper clad diggers, anything goes! Photographs must be your copyright. The winning photographer will receive a USB trowel, and the winning photo will also be published in pride of place in the Christmas issue of the ADS e-newsletter (with attribution). A further eleven runners-up will also feature in our ’12 days of Christmas cheer’ posts both on the ADS and the Internet Archaeology social media accounts. Competition closes at 12 noon on Monday15th December 2014.

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