We’re at the 7th International Congress for Underwater Archaeology in Helsinki, Finland until 10th June.
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So far, our Coastal and Marine experts have been having valuable conversations, including taking part in round table discussions on ratification of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Finland.
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We’ve seen the legacy of our work on wreck site management with a presentation from Dr. Matt Skelhorn, Wreck Manager for Salvage & Marine Operations at the Ministry of Defence, on ‘HMS Prince of Wales & HMS Repulse: Environmental and safety implications of illegal wreck salvage’.
Over the next few days, we’ll keep you updated on our presentations and how they’re contributing to changing interpretations of underwater cultural heritage.
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Senior Marine Archaeologist, Alistair Byford-Bates, will discuss our investigation of the remains of a Fairey Barracuda aircraft discovered 500m off the runway at the former Naval Air Station at Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire
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Alistair will also present a second talk on behalf of Dan Atkinson, Director of Coastal & Marine, on ‘Ship to Shore: Boat and ship timber re-use in the UK context’.
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We’ll bring you more updates on how the Helsinki conference is establishing the role of maritime archaeology in building a better future for all of us.

Check out the link below to see our work assessing boats and ships -

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Jun 9
Our Community and Education specialists are at the Children’s Countryside Day at Glendale Show, Wooler, Northumberland today.
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Schools from Northumberland and Tyneside have been visiting our stand to take part in our Quern stone activities and explore our Stone Age – Iron Age loan box.
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These archaeological artefacts demonstrate how rural, agricultural communities functioned and thrived in the past and bring the past to life for our visiting school groups.
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Jun 9
Our Bronze Age Roundhouse virtual reality experience case study is now live ⚡

Jono Sutton, our in-house 3D Environment Artist, has created an engaging and informative 3D reconstruction of the Bronze Age Roundhouse excavated at Bitham Park, Westbury 👨‍🎨
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Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by RPS Consulting Services Ltd on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes to undertake a large-scale excavation.
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The excavation revealed evidence from the Bronze Age including a field system, ring ditch and a unique ‘palisaded’ enclosure around a central roundhouse.
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Jun 9
As part of our growing Sustainability work, we’ve been inspired by leading climate scientists, such as Katharine Hayhoe, who are engaging hard-to-reach audiences on the issue of climate change.
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This links to important heritage sector debates on the importance of engaging communities on the need for rapid action essential to help our communities adapt and develop resilience to increasingly frequent flooding events.
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Heritage and archaeology’s role in building resilience is an area we have been researching within archaeological organisations and related disciplines. Evidence from the past can help contextualise perspectives on climate change and develop narratives with time depth.
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Jun 8
Another busy day exhibiting at #FloodandCoast2022!

One of our key #FCERM case studies is our creative heritage project, ‘The Ripple Effect’. The bespoke project for the @EnvAgency aims to further amplify the social value and community benefits of the Salisbury River Park scheme. Image
The project will improve people's well-being through positive engagement with the local environment, the community and each other, and engage people across all generations through walks, workshops, creative moments and shared experiences.

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We're committed to using #archaeology and #heritage to help our #FCERM clients deliver real benefits for communities and the environment, and to meet their #sustainability commitments across a wide range of social, environmental and economic goals.
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Jun 8
We’ll be taking part in a Treasure Hunt as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival this weekend - Sunday 12th June 📣

Come along to this family friendly event to explore four themed islands of hands-on activities for all the family to enjoy 🐚
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You can find us at the ‘Sailing the Calm Seas’ venue at Greencroft Park between 11am – 4pm. Be sure to visit to get hands on with marine archaeology and discover the exciting artefacts, including cannonballs, that lie beneath the sea.
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We’ll have plenty of craft activities too so you can take home your very own paper boat. 🦀

Use the Treasure Hunt Map to navigate the four islands bursting with fun activities to see and do.
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Jun 8
🌊 Today is #WorldOceansDay 🌊

Revitalisation is the theme of this year’s World Oceans Day so, to celebrate, we’re looking at how our Marine Aggregate Industry Protocol work is raising awareness of how to record archaeological finds preserved in the ocean. 🔭
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This telescope was discovered at Kendall’s wharf amongst aggregate from the South Coast region. It dates from 1944 and is an admiralty style telescope.
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It almost certainly came from a vessel – though as no vessel remains have been found in the same area, it may have been lost overboard rather than lost with a ship. 🛳️
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