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Latest News

New! Crowdfunded Community Archaeology project Researching Roman Southwell

New! Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Medieval Graffiti Survey project launching soon

New! Community Archaeology project Kelham in the Civil War Phase Two starts 13th January




Archaeology of Human Remains – new workshops


MBArchaeology will be hosting two new workshops on the Archaeology of Human Remains in June. Based at Creswell Crags, the workshops will explore the many roles that human remains play in archaeology. These workshops will form part of our Bones of Contention project.


WORKSHOP ONE: Human Remains: The Bare Bones of Human Osteology

Date: Friday 12th June, 10am-3pm, Creswell Crags

Human Remains Specialist Dr. Lauren McIntyre will provide an introduction to the study of human remains within archaeology. Topics covered will include an overview of information that can be gained from the study of archaeological human bones, general skeletal anatomy, an introduction to age at death, biological sex and living stature estimation. Participants will also have the opportunity to conduct a guided anatomical layout of a real archaeological human skeleton.


WORKSHOP TWO: Human Remains: Grave Matters in Archaeology

Date: Saturday 13th June, 10am-3pm, Creswell Crags

Human Remains Specialist Dr. Lauren McIntyre will show how analysis of the skeleton may be used to provide evidence of diet, human migration, and numerous other themes, as well as examining how evidence from the site of burial/grave contexts may further our understanding of the deceased. We will then focus on how evidence gained from the analysis of human remains can be combined with archaeological evidence to provide interpretations.



The workshops will stand alone but participants will gain more benefit from attending both sessions.

Price: £30 per workshop (Book on both Human Remains workshops for the discounted price of £50)

To book:


New Year, New Opportunities!



With the start of 2015 many people will have made resolutions to become fitter or more active, to get out in the fresh air, to meet new people or to take up a new hobby. Well, what if you could do all of those in one go? With archaeology, you can!

Over the coming months we have several projects for people to get involved in, including ones on the Civil War, the Romans, Human Remains in Archaeology and Medieval Graffiti. We also have Adult Education courses and talks, plus field visits out to places like the Peak District, Lincoln and Hardwick Hall – something for everyone!

We will also be running practical archaeology courses on prehistoric pottery techniques and production (including having a go at making our own pots!) and one or two exciting new projects for the second half of the year. And we will also be looking to take on a new volunteer in the Spring – ideal for University students or those with basic field experience.

You will also find us at the CBA East Midlands Conference in March, and the Second Nottinghamshire Archaeology & Local History day at the University of Nottingham in June, so do come along and say hello!

For more information you can email us, tweet us or find us on Facebook, and you can also sign up to our emailing list by sending us your email address.


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New project on Roman Southwell



Are you interested in local archaeology? Would you like to know more about Southwell’s Roman past? Or would you fancy being involved yourself?

Well, here is your chance!

The Researching Roman Southwell project is an exciting, community-led project that aims to uncover valuable information about this important part of our local history. Professionally led by MBArchaeology, the project seeks to investigate the town’s Roman past while providing training and hands-on experience, help local people to become involved in their local heritage, and provide a platform for both social and mental wellbeing.

It aims to show that archaeology is fun, stimulating, educational, rewarding and, most importantly, accessible to all……[READ MORE]


MBA Walks 2015

Archaeology walk to Birchover, 2012


The 2015 programme for our MBA Walks series of archaeology walks / field visits is now finalised, and the details can be found below.

And, for anyone booking before the end of 2014, we are offering a ‘Buy Two, Get One Free’ offer* – an ideal gift for Christmas!

Walks on offer this year are:

  • Historic Lincoln – Sunday 22nd March, 10.30am-3.30pm
  • Archaeology of the Southwell region – Saturday 18th April, 10.30am-3.30pm
  • Archaeology of the Hardwick Estate – Sunday 10th May, 1-4pm
  • Archaeology in the Landscape – Saturday 16th May, 10.30am-3.30pm
  • Hidden Peak District: the Lumsdale region – Saturday 20th June, 10.30am-3.30pm
  • Roystone Grange Heritage TrailSaturday 11th July, 10.30am-3.30pm

Full details can be found by clicking here.