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Belgammel Ram

A Hellenistic-Roman bronze proembolion found off the coast of Libya: Test analysis of function, date, and metallurgy, with a digital reference archive The Belgammel Ram is probably a Hellenistic-Roman proembolion, or upper ram, from a small military vessel or tesseraria.  Dating of the ram itself is uncertain but appears to be in the last two centuries BC, or a bit later, on the basis of C14 and archaeological comparisons. Continue reading →

Stepping stones to the Neolithic?

Islands, maritime connectivity and the ‘western seaways’ of Britain, 5000-3500 BC The Stepping Stones project, directed by Fraser Sturt (University of Southampton) and Duncan Garrow (University of Liverpool), aims to answer important research questions about the arrival of the Neolithic in and around Britain and Ireland c. 4000 BC. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the University of Liverpool and the University of Southampton. Continue reading →

Stirling Castle Wood Recording Project

The Stirling Castle Wood Recording Project was designed as a trial to compare and evaluate traditional and innovative recording techniques for waterlogged wood. Stirling Castle was a post-medieval ship, built in 1699 and lost during the great storm of 1703 on the Goodwin Sands, off Kent, Great Britain (Ensor 2004). Recovery of the wreck was undertaken in 2006 by Wessex Archaeology, on behalf of English Heritage. Continue reading →

Roman Port Networks in the Roman Mediterranean

The Roman Port Networks Project is a collaboration between 30 European partners, examining the connections between Roman ports across the Mediterranean. The project uses analyses of the co-presence of ceramics and marble to explore changing connections between Portus, Rome and selected ports in the Mediterranean at defined chronological periods throughout the imperial period. Continue reading →