Pretty Dirty Archaeology Exhibition Launches

Posted on 3 November 2017

Dr Carol Lang and Dr Robyn Inglis launch new exhibition on the art of micromorphology in the Common Room at King's Manor

Pretty Dirty Archaeology illuminates the world of soils and sediments as seen under the microscope. A collaborative exhibition, the images here, displayed like panels of stained glass, all derive from archaeological research. Soil and sediment micromorphology informs archaeological investigation by providing artefacts and evidence found in soils and sediments that cannot be seen by the naked eye, underpinning our understanding of how the archaeological record that we see today was formed. 

With over twenty years of combined experience in the application of micromorphology to archaeological questions, Robyn Inglis and Carol Lang have extensive backgrounds in the study of soils and sediments in archaeology, and have worked in Australia, Ethiopia, France, Libya, Lesotho, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania, as well as locations across the UK.

Pretty Dirty Archaeology is showing in the Common Room at King's Manor until 8 January, 2018. Admission is free.