BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology. Do you dig it?!

This is a guest blog by current student Sam Randall, studying BA (Hons) Archaeology & Anthropology. I’ve always been interested in archaeology and anthropology – I grew up in Somerset and Wiltshire and there are so many artefacts all around us. I can’t remember specifically what I found that got me so interested, but I became fascinated with archaeology and then later by human remains. I… Read more »

The transferable skills studying a Master’s degree has enhanced

Studying a Master’s degree at Bournemouth University has helped enhance and develop transferrable skills which are invaluable when coming to applying for jobs. At undergraduate level and in previous employment these skills are learnt and developed, but they are really tested and developed in postgraduate study! Organisation and time management are two tremendously important skills… Read more »

How PG study differs from UG study

Let me give you a quick rundown of UG study for me: I worked hard, went to every lecture, handed in everything on time, and passed all my exams. I learnt what felt like a lot. I thought I was so grown up. I thought I had got this learning thing down. I mean 2:1s… Read more »

The Big Dig 2016 team

My 2016 Big Dig experience

The big dig, also known as the Durotriges Project, started in 2009 and is an amazing experience for anybody studying archaeology, anthropology and related courses at Bournemouth University. It is also available for other people to attend e.g. field schools or volunteers. This excavation project is an archaeological investigation into the history of southern England,… Read more »

My favourite field trip memories

It is a sad thought to realise that I have had my last ever undergraduate field trip. That I am done. I still remember our first trip out, little more than a week in and being taken all over Dorset and Hampshire to see amazing sites, before sleeping in a Viking longhouse reconstruction. Over the… Read more »

BU archaeologists discover more about prehistoric life in Dorset’s Iron Age ‘Duropolis’

Excavations of a prehistoric town in rural Dorset – the largest unenclosed settlement yet uncovered in the UK – have revealed more about the extent of the Iron Age occupation and the people who lived there. Bournemouth University (BU) archaeologists are investigating the site in Winterborne Kingston – dubbed ‘Duropolis’, after the local Iron Age… Read more »

BU archaeologists discover more about prehistoric life in Dorset’s Iron Age ‘Duropolis’

Excavations of a prehistoric town in rural Dorset – the largest unenclosed settlement yet uncovered in the UK – have revealed more about the extent of the Iron Age occupation and the people who lived there. Bournemouth University (BU) archaeologists are investigating the site in Winterborne Kingston – dubbed ‘Duropolis’, after the local Iron Age… Read more »