Linking 19th-century archaeological artefacts with 19th-century lives: A genealogical approach for the archaeology of Spitalfields

By nigel jeffries on 11 Jun 2008

Since I joined the organisation in 1998, much of my work at the Museum of London Archaeology has been focussed on analysing and interpreting the vast quantities of 16th-19th century dated artefacts excavated as part of the redevelopment of the area between London’s Bishopsgate and Spitalfields market (just to the north of Liverpool Street station) during 1994-2005 (modern map). Much of this material was found during the abandonment of backyard features of a dozen or so houses built during the late 17th/early 18th century. These backyard features, related either to the drainage of the kitchen, yard and guttering (soakaway pits) or […]