Category Archaeologist Portraits

Portraits of Diggers

As per last year, part way through the season I became fascinated by the physicalness of digging. I’m always struck by the way that excavators manipulate their bodies whilst digging, fitting themselves into tiny gaps, like those internet meme photos of cats in glass bowls. The angles necessary to really get your trowel into the […]

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Summer Season 2014 – Week 1 Photos

Here are just some of the photos from the first week of the 2014 Basing House project excavation season. Visit our Flickr Group to see all of our Basing House excavation and survey photos from 2013 and 2014. You can also join the group and share your own Basing House photos. We’d love to see […]

Basing House Video: Three Weeks in Two Minutes!

Peter has made this super awesome timelapse video of the summer excavation. Peter is a Masters student studying the Virtual Pasts MSc. He is looking at the use of online technologies for archaeology. Peter has been working on developing online experiences for the Portus Project, another University of Southampton fieldwork project.  The Portus Project will soon […]

Guest Post: An Artist’s Perspective

— Peter Driver, our Artist-in-Residence, has written a piece reflecting on his experience of the excavation season. Thanks Peter! — I relished the opportunity to be artist-in-residence at the Basing House dig.  I  felt rather unqualified for the role, having no previous experience of archaeology, outside of TV documentaries. I didn’t even study History at […]

Basing House Open Days – Beyond the Brick Wall

As part of our time at Basing House, we were keen to work with the Hampshire County Council team to keep visitors informed of our dig, and to tell people all about the history of Basing House in an engaging way. The dig was also a training excavation; a compulsory part of an Archaeology or […]

Photos of the Dig

We’ve been adding all of our photos to the Flickr Group. It would be great to see all of the photos that you took while you were at Basing House, so if you have any pictures that you’d like to share, please consider adding them to the Flickr Group. Alternatively, you can share photos with […]

Portraits of Archaeologists

We had 57 people dig in our 1960s trenches over the previous three weeks. Many of them were snapped by me, our photographer Peter Wheeler, or by one of our Student Reporters, whilst we all photographed the various features, sections, postholes and finds. Not everyone was caught on camera, and these portraits are only a […]