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 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 »

An archaeologist’s summer: digs, pigs and Iron Age tribes

Five weeks, 55 first years, 15 second and third years and a field in Dorset. The plot for a romantic comedy? Not quite. It was the setting and cast for Bournemouth University’s annual training excavation, The Big Dig. Every year all the first years studying Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science spend five weeks out in the field learning… Read more »

Gabriella’s Clearing story

Gabriella Compton has just finished her BSc (Hons) Anthropology degree after coming to BU through Clearing. I was originally planning to do something like English or Psychology at university, but then I didn’t do as well in my A-levels as I initially thought. I didn’t meet my predicted grades to get into the universities that… Read more »