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Jun 9 4 tweets 8 min read
Our Community and Education specialists are at the Children’s Countryside Day at Glendale Show, Wooler, Northumberland today.
#wessexarch #wessexarchaeology #glendaleshow #community #archaeologicalartefact #artefacthandling #wessexarchloanboxes #stoneagetoironage #stoneage 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.
#wessexarch #wessexarchaeology #glendaleshow #community #archaeologicalartefact #artefacthandling #wessexarchloanboxes
Jun 9 11 tweets 14 min read
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 👨‍🎨
#wessexarchaeology Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by RPS Consulting Services Ltd on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes to undertake a large-scale excavation.
#wessexarchaeology #wessexarch #virtualreality #bronzeage #postexcavation #archaeology #history #heritage #heritageinterpretation
Jun 9 5 tweets 5 min read
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.
#wessexarchaeology #wessexarch #sustainability #sustainabledevelopmentgoals 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.
#wessexarchaeology #sustainability
Jun 8 4 tweets 4 min read
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. 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.

Image credit James Aldridge
Jun 8 5 tweets 5 min read
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 🐚
#wessexarchaeology 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.
#wessexarchaeology #familyfriendly
Jun 8 10 tweets 10 min read
🌊 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. 🔭
#wessexarch 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.
#WessexArchaeology #wessexarch #marinearchaeology #WorldOceansDay #WorldOceansDay2022 #UNWorldOceansDay
Jun 7 12 tweets 12 min read
Here’s a look at some more of our finds recently featured in the ‘The world of Stonehenge’ exhibition publication, this time from the unusual ‘Boscombe Bowmen’ grave which we excavated 600 metres north of the ‘Amesbury Archer’s’ grave at Amesbury Down, near Stonehenge. The communal grave contained the remains of nine, possibly ten, individuals including one infant (cremated), two children, one teenager and five adult males.
#wessexarchaeology #wessexarch #stonehenge #stonehengelandscape #flint #flintarrowheads #prehistory #lateneolithic
Jun 7 8 tweets 7 min read
We’re at the 7th International Congress for Underwater Archaeology in Helsinki, Finland until 10th June.
#wessexarch #wessexarchaeology #7thinternationalcongresforunderwaterarchaeology #maritimearchaeology #marinearchaeology #underwaterarchaeology #heritage #sustainability 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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Jun 7 4 tweets 4 min read
We’re at #FloodandCoast2022 today demonstrating our wide range of engaging and informative virtual reality experiences!

Join us on stand D8 to experience our Medieval Townhouse, Anglo-Saxon Hall or Romano-British Villa created by our in-house 3D artists.
#FloodandCoast2022 Image Our VR landscapes are based on archaeological evidence and historical facts, recreating environments to feel like real, lived-in places that tell the stories of the family and people that inhabited them.
#FloodandCoast2022 #FC2022 #FCERM Image
Jun 6 11 tweets 10 min read
🌟 #MaritimeMonday Announcement 🌟

HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship and one of the main attractions at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, will be featured as part of the upcoming Naval Dockyards Society 26th Annual Conference. Image Hosted at the National Museum of the Royal Navy between 9th – 11th June, this 3-day hybrid international conference promises to be an outstanding event. 🛳️
#maritimemonday #HMSVictory #Nelson #maritime #maritimehistory #maritimearchaeology #NationalMuseumoftheRoyalNavy #RoyalNavy Image