Tag: archaeology

Archaeology Above Ground – Bears Ears, Utah, USA

Recently, I spent several days in at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, close to the Colorado River, exploring the survival of archaeological evidence in a dry climate. The National Monument takes its name from a pair of…

Person to person: an intimate archaeological experience

This post comes from Dr Tim Copeland. If I am at a social occasion of some sort, and people ask me what I do for a living and I reply ‘archaeologist’, they immediately have a lot of questions…

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The Past or the Future?

This post comes from the historian/archaeologist and Visiting Fellow at the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Tim Copeland. We are often reminded of positive uses the past can have regarding the future: ‘You need to understand the past in…

The Archaeology of Cleeve Common

This post comes from Visiting Fellow in Landscape Archaeology at the University, Dr Tim Copeland.  The three tall radio masts on the hill above Cheltenham are ready identifiable from all parts of the town and much of the…

Looking for a past: the Republic of Congo

This post comes from Tim Copeland who is a Visiting Fellow in Landscape Archaeology and a Senior Advisor to Nexus Heritage. In 2007, Nicholas Sarkozy, the then French President, gave an incendiary speech in Senegal describing the situation…

‘Cold Case’ Archaeology

by Dr Tim Copeland, Research Fellow at the University of Gloucestershire In many ways all archaeology is ‘cold case,’ in that we recover and explore the physical evidence of objects and structures from the past in order to…

‘Heritage & Education’: Dr Tim Copeland gives Keynote Speech at International Conference

Dr Tim Copeland is an archaeological historian, author of books such as Life in a Roman Fortress (2014) and Roman Gloucestershire (2010). He is also a Research Fellow at the University of Gloucestershire. Tim Copeland gave the keynote speech…

Glasshouse College, Stourbridge

Not far up the M5 from Cheltenham is the Black Country town of Stourbridge. The town is perhaps most famous for its glassmaking (the process of using glass to make a range of vessels, from bottles to bowls),…