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Archaeological excavation at this city, the heart of old Russia, started in 1929 see here. The peaty deposits, often many metres thick, preserve most finds in almost pristine condition. The numerous letters written on birch bark are considered to be some of the most important archaeological finds in Russia. Collaboration between the Russian institutions and Bournemouth University page link here has included a project to train a local archaeozoologist, and the ongoing production of many groundbreaking publications.
The Mary Rose, England
Henry VIII's famous ship sank in 1545 and was raised in 1982. The museum at Portsmouth
dockyard remains open while a new hall is being built to display the ship click here.
Enormous amounts of research are still ongoing behind the scenes. There is a volume
about life on board incorporating evidence from the actual finds and from documents
Eastern Desert, Egypt
At Quseir al-
Prior to the Quseir project, several members of the team were involved in excavation of the extraordinary Roman quarry complexes of Mons Claudianus and Mons Porphyrites. These projects are already in print.
Archaeological Fish Resources
Not an excavation site but a project including workshops and online digital resources to aid archaeozoologists identifying fishbones, passing on skills and knowledge to the new generation.