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CFA Archaeology nominated for ‘Rescue dig of the year’

‘Bodyguards, corpses, and cults: everyday life in the Roman military community at Inveresk’  has been nominated in the ‘Rescue Dig of the Year’ category for the Archaeology Awards 2015 Vote now!  

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Live feed – Sovereign Square Excavation, Leeds

http://www.sovereignsquare.co.uk/ This link will take you to the live feed (15 min intervals) of our Sovereign Square, Leeds excavations. Use the zoom tools to zoom in to the archaeology!

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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

The lighthouse buildings at Sumburgh Head have been authentically restored during a £5.4 million programme, culminating in the creation of a world class visitor attraction that opened in May 2014. The project sensitively restored the Category A Listed Lighthouse Buildings, … Read More »

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The Mystery of Walter Mierzwa

CFA Archaeology discovered a dog tag during a metal detector survey in advance of the construction of Weston Longville Windfarm. The find was made on the former Weston Longville Airfield in Norfolk, which during World War II was known as … Read More »

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gWest International Golf Resort, Gleneagles

The proposed construction of gWest International Golf Resort by Ochil Developments (UK) Ltd, to the north of Blackford village in Perth & Kinross, was the impetus for a programme of archaeological work between 2006 and 2008. The extensive remains of … Read More »

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Greenburn Opencast Coal Site

CFA were retained by Kier Mining to act as consultants and contractors on their Greenburn Opencast Coal Site in Ayrshire. The complex covers a working area of c 9.2 sq km and projected coal extraction figures stand at around 12 … Read More »

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Borders Railway Project

CFA Archaeology Ltd were chosen by ERM Ltd to provide consultancy services to support the application for Royal Assent of the Waverly Railway Bill. This included detailed a walk-over survey of the route, input in to the Environmental Management System … Read More »

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Holyrood North Archaeological Excavations

CFA have recently finished extensive excavations at the site of new university student accommodation just off Holyrood Road in Edinburgh. CFA have been working closely with the contractors Balfour Beatty since May 2013 to ensure important archaeological remains were fully … Read More »

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Moulin Dane Stone

Pitfourie Standing Stone, known as The Dane’s Stone or Dane Stone, is a standing stone of late Neolithic or Bronze Age date located in a field to the north of Moulin, Pitlochry. During February 2014 local residents reported to Historic … Read More »

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Glen Lyon Hydro Grid Connection Cable, Perthshire

A series of archaeological mitigation works were undertaken in advance of, and during, construction work for a hydro scheme grid connection cable in Glen Lyon, Perthshire, between 2009 and 2010. The cable was to be inserted along the floor of … Read More »

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