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Computed Tomography of the Tidgrove Key

In 2007 the Tidgrove key was found during excavations near Kingsclere, Hampshire. A residence of Henry II, the site highlighted a complex that included a series of buildings, including a large cellar. At the foot of this structure lay a heavily corroded key. A new CT scanner at the University of Southampton revealed wire inlay over the shaft, and the fine cutting of the wards. Continue reading →

Montenegrin Maritime Archaeological Research Project: A Joint Initiative of the Museum of Bar, Montenegro, and the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton

The project developed in response to finds in Maljevik Bay, near Sutomore in the Municipality of Bar, southern Montenegro. The discovery of columns and dressed stone blocks from a monumental ancient building lying in 3m of water 200m from shore attracted national and international press attention. Continue reading →

Sculptural Polychromy in Roman Italy

The discovery in 2006 of the painted head of an Amazon statue in the area of the Basilica Noniana at Herculaneum provided a vivid reminder that colour formed an important and complex part of Roman statuary. The project is a collaboration between the Archaeological Computing Research Group at the University of Southampton and the Herculaneum Conservation Project led by the British School at Rome. The project is supervised by Dr Graeme Earl and Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. Continue reading →

How we know what we know about Early Modern London Theatres

Most of what we know about the theatres which developed before, during and shortly after the life of Shakespeare has been passed down to us through a complex process of filtration. Over the centuries documents written at the time have been selected, copied, adapted, and interpreted, and that process has shaped our modern understanding. What we do with this received information will in turn determine how future generations view our theatrical past. Continue reading →


Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe (CinBA) brings together partners from the Universities of Southampton, Cambridge and Trondheim, the National Museum of Denmark, the Natural History Museum of Vienna, Zagreb Archaeological Museum, Lejre Archaeological Park (Sagnlandet) and the Crafts Council. Continue reading →