There is so much exciting archaeological news in Iowa City these days (see the coins dug up recently in the excavation near the Union, and the exciting mobile museum.)

Not to be outdone, or to join the theme, we’re featuring archaeology in Special Collections for this Miniature Monday.  

Bolton, Claire. Dig : an excavation at Marcham.  Marcham : Alembic Press, 2002.  N7433.4.B66 D5 2002 

"A flag book inspired by the recent archaeological excavation around the site of a Roman amphitheatre at the edge of the village of Marcham. The book features an accordian folded spine, with 24 flags in different colours of paper and with different type faces representing some of the finds, followed by a 4 page sewn section of explanatory text which is set in 8pt Gill. The book is housed in a stiff paper pocket sleeve." [X]

As always, stop by the Special Collections reading room on the third floor of the Main Library to (like an archaeologist - gently) dig through the layers of this flag book structure.  

If you want updates on the archaeological happenings and natural history I suggest following our U. Iowa colleagues over at iowanaturalhistory and iowaarchaeology.

To find out more about miniatures from Alembic Press, stop by their website, or check out their book Madeleine, that I featured previously.

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From the 2011 interim report from excavations at Marcham, Oxfordshire

This can go on the list of “things that are only really significant to me,” but in the Summer of 2011 I spent a whole day in the rain measuring and recording this trench, producing a smudged and torn drawing on thick drafting paper.


Someone somewhere has turned it into this! Feeling superproud here. I also spent a long time digging at the lower right ditch end, so when that pops up in the discussion I get excited.

"Finds of disarticulated human bone down-slope in Trench 3 suggests that more of the pits may once have contained burials." - THOSE WERE MY DISARTICULATED HUMAN BONES!Weeeeee!

Journalist, editor and publisher John Marcham dies at 87

John Marcham ’50, a journalist and longtime editor of the Cornell Alumni News, died Dec. 4 at age 87.

Marcham, of Ithaca, was editor of the Cornell Alumni News (now called Cornell Alumni Magazine) from 1961-91, except for 1964-67, when he served as Cornell’s director of university relations. He majored in economics.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jane Haskins Marcham ’51. Marcham was the son of Fred Marcham, Ph.D. ’26, a well-known Cornell professor of English who taught for nearly seven decades. 

Read more in this Cornell Alumni Magazine piece. 

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