Archaeology 考古

Mudlarking along the Thames River in London 沿泰晤士河拾文物

The Thames has always been a signature landmark in London. If you have been to London, most likely you have walked past it; but you may not have thought that you can also undertake a special kind of archaeological activity at its foreshore. The river itself has without doubt been a dumping point for rubbish for thousands of years, but it is also a melting pot containing interesting artefacts—e.g. clay tobacco pipes (popular from the 16th century onwards) [1], pottery sherds, ancient combs, ancient keys leather shoes [2], you name it! (more…)

By On Ki, ago
Archaeology 考古

Visit to the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre 參觀倫敦考古文獻與研究中心

Today we visited London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC), which is the largest archaeological archive in the world [1], where 5 million artefacts from areas around London are stored in 10km of shelves! If you want to visit it, you can pre-book a visit by filling in a form and emailing them back. On the form you should specify what do you wish to see. You can look up the online catalogue and select artefacts which you want to study. Some publications such as catalogues also feature artefacts that you may choose to check out. (more…)

By On Ki, ago