Accepted Paper:

Excavation at Netley Abbey 1893  


Martin Newman (English Heritage)

Paper short abstract:

Photograph of an archaeological excavation at Netley Abbey in 1893 by Henry Taunt.

Paper long abstract:

Henry Taunt photographed his excavations at Netley Abbey, Hampshire in 1893. This early photograph of an archaeological excavation in progress and was taken by a well known photographer of the day. There is a lot that can be said about this photograph in relation to the history of archaeology and the relative positions and social status of those featured in it. It is part of an archive held by the National Monuments Record (NMR) of English Heritage.

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EXHIBITION - A picture is worth a thousand words: images of archaeological practice, past and present