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Binchester dig ramps up

Michael Shanks and fellow archaeologists from Durham University (U.K.) broke ground last summer on a promising new dig near Binchester, the site of an old Roman fort that forms part of the Hadrian's Wall complex. 


The project attracted several Stanford Classics students--both grads and undergrads--and uncovered several more artifacts and structures than had been expected in the dig's first year. Plans are already underway to bring a larger group of students as well as interested members of the public to this summer's archaeological field school at the site. For more information, please email Michael Shanks.



Stanford's Human Experience website spoke with some of the students who participated in the dig in 2009 and has published a feature story about it. View a photo album on our Facebook page, where you can become a fan of Stanford Classics and see future updates on these and other activities.