Exploring the Archive

Over the last two weeks, twelve volunteers have been learning about the archaeology of the River Thames through a new course which combines exploration of the foreshore with the boxes and bags of artefacts stored at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre; the River Archaeology Project.

Working with Adam Corsini and Glynn Davis from the LAARC’s VIP (Volunteer Inclusion Programme), and Nathalie Cohen and Mike Webber from the Thames Discovery Programme, the River Archaeology Project volunteers have visited the foreshore at Trig Lane, learnt about artefacts from foreshore contexts, washed, repacked and labelled a range of different materials, visited the Conservation Laboratories at the Institute of Archaeology and delved into the murky past of the Thames Archaeological Survey archive…..

The final day’s activities will include a visit to Museum of London Docklands, and presentations from the group of creative research undertaken during the project. You can find out more about the project on the Museum of London blog, through the photo gallery above, and we also hope to upload the volunteer research projects in the Riverpedia section of this website.