You may have noticed that this blog has been very quiet recently. That’s because, in the last two weeks, the largest excavation in Roman London’s history has come to a close. *cough* Pompeii of the North
But the lack of posts isn’t because we’ve been resting on our laurels; as the deadlines approached we’ve been working full-tilt to make sure everything was excavated, with teams of archaeologists working seven days a week and late into the night.
When everything was dug we packed up all of our tools, finds and paperwork ready to be taken back to the office.
Unfortunately, the end of this huge dig means that many of the archaeologists who toiled here for so long are now out of work, as there are no other sites large enough take them on. Some have gone onto pastures new with other archaeological units, and some are taking a well earned break. It’s a bittersweet end to a fantastic excavation, but everyone is leaving with great memories.
Thanks for sticking with us for so long, but from everyone at MOLA this is Goodbye.
…Or is it?
Do you want to know what we found in those last frantic weeks? Do you want to see what happens to the finds once they leave site? Have you ever wondered what sort of strange and exotic people inhabit this mythical head office?
Excavation is only one part of what we do, so stick with us as we trade safety-boots for power-suits and head back to the office for the exciting post-excavation phase of this archaeological story!