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We are about to start live tweeting with @ElsaKPrice taking over our account for the @MuseumLiverpool twitter conference #ArchMoL22 as part of the #FestivalofArchaeology. Thank you for having us Liverpool! ❤️
1/15 Hi! I’m Elsa @ElsaKPrice, Curator of Human History at Tullie in Carlisle where I look after Archaeology & Social History Collections. My paper is about how gender identification in inhumations can affect our overall understanding of a site or period of history. #ArchMoL22 Curator Elsa looking to cam...
As a disclaimer there will be an illustration and a photograph of Human Remains later in the thread.
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Archaeologists found over 100 previously unknown settlements north of Hadrian's Wall from around the time of Roman occupation.

A #FestivalOfArchaeology thread 1/6 🧵 Landscape shot with Hadrian...
Thes settlements were found between #HadriansWall, built in AD 122, and the Antonine Wall, built around 20 years later when the Empire expanded further north for a brief period. 2/6

📷: The walls by NormanEinstein / CC BY-SA 3.0 Image
Recently, an analysis of lidar from the region around Burnswark hillfort revealed 134 new indigenous Iron Age settlements in the region, even though it had been extensively studied in the past. 3/6

📷: Known and newly identified sites Image
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The scorching weather in much of the UK right now reminds us of one effect of a similar heatwave in 2018:
At old St Matthew's, Lightcliffe, volunteers researching the churchyard identified several unmarked burials; due to drought conditions they showed up clearly in drone footage
Although very dry weather can be a short-term boon to archaeologists, hot and dry conditions can be detrimental to historic buildings and to archaeological sites.
For example, extreme temperature fluctuations can cause structural instability, and drought can lead to soil shrinkage, which can cause subsidence.
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Hooked on #Archaeology?
Want to get involved?
Looking for free + low-cost options?

Well, here's how....

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The first stop is the Council for British Archaeology @archaeologyuk.

The CBA have regional groups, resources, a wonderful magazine and many lectures and events including the fabulous annual #FestivalOfArchaeology.
Got children who'd like to do archaeology? Then you need @YAC_CBA which is open to 8-16 yr olds, has groups across the UK, holds competitions and events... and has a fabulous website with lots of ideas, articles and craft makes.
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Thread number two as part of #CuratingExperiences: slides from my #PechaKucha on 'Archaeology is....'
1/ @KnoleNT is an archbishops palace, passes to royalty & then to the Sackville family. This talk outlines archaeology as part of #InspiredbyKnole @HeritageFundUK
2/ ....buildings. We have recorded the building from the top down. @MOLArchaeology have identified 20+ phases of roof construction from medieval to modern (image by John Miller)
3/ Inside we have lifted flooboards & removed panelling revealing hidden elements of the #medieval palace including doors, windows & evidence for fires
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