One of the books I acquired over the Christmas period was 'Roman Roving' by Annabel Stowe. The book a series of ten walks along the Roman Road from Winchester to Middenhall (or from Venta Belgarum to Cunetio). With an overall length of 31 miles (50km), the ten walks vary from 1.7 miles to 4.3 miles … Continue reading Roman Roving – Part 1 Charlton Down to Hampshire Gate (Walk 6).
I would just like to take the time to say Happy New Year! And a big thank you to all of you for continuing to follow the blog! 2018 has been a bit of a mixed bag, but I want to focus on some of the postivies: The blog has grown on all social media … Continue reading Happy New Year! 2018 to 2019
Post Christmas Day Update - Hope you are all having a good time, with whatever you do or do not celebrate. I thought I would do a quick post Christmas update. Now, awhile back you may remember mentioning that I was planning/working on a secret project. I thought I would give you a bit more … Continue reading Christmas Countdown 24/25/ Post Christmas Update
So in out first part we mainly focused on Stonehenge and eluded to how interacts/related to other monuments in its landscape. In part two our focus will be on a few other Neolithic/Early Bronze Age sites, and a brief examination of the other evidence in later Prehistory for the celebration of the Midwinter festivals. Durrignton … Continue reading Christmas Countdown 22 and 23 – Prehistory of Midwinter part 2
So our story, for the purpose of this article, begins circa 4000 BC during the Neolithic (New Stone Age) and the building of the monumental structures in the British Isles. It is from these structures that we git the first glimpses of what the midwinter may have meant to the people of the Neolithic, with … Continue reading Countdown to Christmas 20 – Midwinter in Prehistory (Prehistory of Christmas) Part 1 – Stonehenge
So, over the next few days I am going to bring looking at the prehistory/history of Christmas and midwinter festivals. focusing on Britain and Europe. These are not designed to be extensive histories, but short overviews and summaries of some of festivals that have taken place, and looking at some of the differences and continuities … Continue reading Christmas Countdown 18 – The Prehistory of Christmas (Midwinter Festivals)
Do you know an archaeologist? Want to get them a gift this Christmas, but have no idea what to get? Then fear not! With just over a week to go, I thought I would look at some gift suggestions for the archaeologist in your life this festive season. So lets get started: For the foodie … Continue reading Christmas Countdown 17 – Christmas Gifts for Archaeologists