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The Thames: an archaeological survey

November 23, 2008

This course, intended for students who have made some previous study of archaeology, examines the archaeological evidence for the use of the River Thames from prehistoric times to the industrial period, charting the lives of Londoners and their interaction with the waterway. We will look at the use of the river as a defensive area, as a resource and centre of industry, as a transport highway, in religion and ritual, and for settlement and recreation. A number of classes take place at the Museum of London’s Archaeological Service in Islington, including an artefact handling session, and the course also includes two field trips, at least one of which will be to the Thames foreshore. These trips may take place on weekends.

City University London:  http://www.city.ac.uk/cae/cfa/arts/london_studies/thames_archaeologica.html

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