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Working the graveyard shift: Excavating London's densest burial ground for Crossrail, St Albans


  • Lecture
  • St Albans
  • 05 September 2018
  • 18:30 - 20:00
A skull from one of the 3300 burials excavated at Crossrail’s Broadgate Ticket Hall site in Liverpool Street

About this event

Archaeological aspects of the Crossrail project, describing how archaeology was predicted, managed, and impacts mitigated, and the significant finds from the largest excavation in the project, at the Broadgate Ticket Hall in Liverpool Street, which included 3300 burials as well as Roman and medieval remains in 4m-deep archaeological deposits, and lessons learnt for other civil engineering projects.

The talk will be presented by Nicholas Elsden and Alison Telfer of Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA). Nick is a project manager who managed much of the three-quarters of Crossrail’s archaeological works conducted by MOLA.

Alison is a Project Officer, and was the on-site manager for the extensive archaeological excavation of the Broadgate Ticket Hall. Both are graduates in archaeology, each with 3 decades of experience with the archaeological units of the Museum of London, in the varied situations in which archaeology is conducted in association with construction and development.


For more information, please contact:

Andy Palmer
e: andyr.palmer@btopenworld.com

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63-77 Victoria Street
St Albans
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Heather Bell

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