The Roundup #37

It’s been a crazy month, but it looks like spring has finally (FINALLY!) sprung in Toronto. Hard to stay inside when the sun’s out and the sky’s blue, but there’s lots going on in the world of archaeology, so here’s this week’s roundup. Enjoy!

From the Manchester Evening News:

On the site of a new tower block in Manchester, archaeologists have found the remnants of a pub – the Astley Arms – from 1821, including a few bottles of unopened brandy.

From the New York Times:

Perhaps one of the most spectacular finds in England in the last decade, a lavish Roman villa from the 2nd or 3rd century AD was discovered when a local homeowner decided to run cabling from his house to a shed at the back of his property so his son could have light to play table tennis.

From the Smithsonian:

An extremely well preserved dress from the 17th century has been found in a shipwreck off the coast of the Netherlands.


A remarkably well preserved Roman wall has been discovered in Bulgaria.

Cheese making may be older than originally thought, following the discovery of clay pots in the Swiss Alps showing that they were used to heat milk.

Climate change may have impacted the weather – and therefore also the growing seasons – in the Northern Hemisphere in the 6th century AD.


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