Roman and medieval discoveries: Waterside, Leicester

A major excavation in north-west Leicester features in the Leicester Mercury, with a video and interviews with some of the team working on the site. The Waterside Project has revealed fresh discoveries into the city’s Roman and medieval past on land to the west of the city centre bordering the River Soar.

Digging for Britain

A University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) excavation, will feature on BBC4’s Digging for Britain on Wednesday 19 December at 9.00pm. Over the winter of 2013 and 2014, ULAS excavated an archaeological site at Glenfield Park, Leicester. As well as being an important site locally and nationally, the discovery of a large amount of metalwork, including 11…

2018 in 12 Images: Year in Review

We’ve excavated on a wide range of projects in 2018. Here we showcase 12 images taken throughout the year, highlighting our main discoveries, click on the images to read more from each project.

Summer Roundup: Leicester Excavations

This summer (2018) ULAS has been extremely busy on many archaeological projects, here’s a roundup of our key discoveries from three large excavations in Leicester, producing some significant new Roman and medieval discoveries. The Waterside project A major redevelopment of north-west Leicester is the Waterside project. In advance of redevelopment a series of archaeological evaluations…

Largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade to open to public

University of Leicester Archaeological Services are currently excavating the site of the former Stibbe factory, between Great Central Street and Highcross Street in central Leicester. The land is owned by Charles Street Buildings group, which has made the site available and financially supported the archaeological excavation ahead of a major planned development of the site….

Archaeologists digitally reconstruct King Richard III’s grave

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have used sophisticated photogrammetry software to create an interactive digital model of King Richard III’s grave. The fully rotatable computer model, created by University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) shows the king’s remains in-situ as they were found during the 2012 archaeological excavation. Using photographs taken during the project,…

ULAS photogrammetry projects now viewable via Sketchfab

Sophisticated photogrammetry is being widely used by archaeologists today because it provides a quick, extremely versatile and cost-effective method of recording and analysing complex objects and surfaces using software that turns multiple normal two-dimensional digital photographs into a three-dimensional model. During recent excavations at Southgates in Leicester, archaeologists at University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS)…

Iron Age settlement found near Welford, Northamptonshire

ULAS archaeologists have recovered Iron Age pottery and found evidence of a roundhouse at Welford in Northamptonshire. Last year, an initial nine trench evaluation of a site at Newlands Road in Welford identified several features of Iron Age date including ditches, pits and a narrow gully. The site has now been stripped of soil under…

University archaeologists nominated for national research award

Burrough Hill Project up for Current Archaeology Awards. University of Leicester archaeologists are in the running for a hat-trick of awards having been nominated in the ‘Research Project of the Year’ category for the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards for the second time in recent years. In 2013 the award was won by the Greyfriars Project…