Off the Record Seminar 26/2/2019: Dr Sadie Watson

The second of this term’s Off the Record seminars is being delivered by Sadie Watson, on Tuesday February 26th at 1pm in Room 612. Sadie, Project Officer at MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), will be talking to us on the subject of ‘Modern Contracting Archaeology: Realities and Challenges in London, and Beyond’.

It should be a really interesting talk, not just for those thinking about a future in contracting archaeology, but anyone interested in the field, and the work of one of the UK’s largest archaeological units. You are welcome to bring your lunch to eat during the lecture. Looking forward to seeing lots of you there.

See below, and attached, for the abstract and poster.

All the best,
Dom and Xosé

‘Sadie Watson is one of MOLA’s most experienced archaeologists and has directed major excavations across the City for over 20 years, including the excavation at Bloomberg’s new European Headquarters which resulted in the discovery of over 400 Roman wooden writing tablets. This talk will focus on issues currently under consideration within contracting archaeological practices: the pressure to increase our relevance, the commitment to professional standards, the crisis in archive provision and the potential to update embedded methodologies. Complex development projects require complex archaeological solutions and Sadie will outline how this process can work successfully.’


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