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STG ~ Mudlarking

Lara Maiklem has scoured banks of the Thames for over 15 years in pursuit of the objects that the fast moving river water unearths. The Thames is one of the longest and most varied archaeological site in the world. Previous generations have been dumping rubbish and losing valuables for 1000s of years. Lara took me Mudlarking on a beautiful, bright, winter day and we found objects dating back as far as the Romans. The undoubted highlight for me was finding a coin from the 1750s. That helped turn me into a ferocious Mudlarker. In this podcast Lara and I had a follow up chat and, BRILLIANTLY, it got interrupted when a courier dropped off a bag of human bones. I know. You have to listen to believe.

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