Christmas Countdown 22 and 23 – Prehistory of Midwinter part 2

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

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Countdown to Christmas 20 – Midwinter in Prehistory (Prehistory of Christmas) Part 1 – Stonehenge

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

Christmas Countdown 18 – The Prehistory of Christmas (Midwinter Festivals)

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)

Christmas Countdown Day 6 – Prehistoric Track-ways: The Harroway

So for the Day 6 Christmas Countdown I thought I would return to my segment on prehistoric Track-ways, with another one that is close to where I live - The Harrow Way. The Harrow Way, or Old Way,  is a ancient track-way in the south of England that runs from Seaton in Devon to Dover … Continue reading Christmas Countdown Day 6 – Prehistoric Track-ways: The Harroway

Christmas Countdown 1 – Phone apps and games!

So recently I have been looking through the Google play store and I thought to myself "Hey! I wonder if there are any Archaeology (or maybe some museum) games". I was very pleased to see so many, but the closer I looked the more I despaired... Now, I will say this, there are some useful … Continue reading Christmas Countdown 1 – Phone apps and games!

Works in progress – Archie’s Adventures in Archaeology

Hello everyone, So anyone who follows me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, has been treated to my very bad drawings recently (part deliberately bad, and part I just cannot draw). Not sure why I decided to start drawing... I guess it is because I have been watching a lot of YouTube recently, specifically around animation … Continue reading Works in progress – Archie’s Adventures in Archaeology

Playing with Panoramic Software

Entrance to the Iron Age at Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age. Andover Museum's Round House Round house 2. So today I have been playing some Panoramic Capture software, sorry about the slightly dodgy quality. I am hoping to do more of this sort of thing, as well as virtual tours. I would … Continue reading Playing with Panoramic Software

Scratch Projects – Prehistory Quiz

So I am still playing with the Scratch Programming Language as part of the Future Learning MOOC "Teching Programming in Primary Schools" by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. I am currently working on a Prehisotry Quiz sutiable for Year 3 (Key Stage 2). Here is the work in progress so far... You can check ou the … Continue reading Scratch Projects – Prehistory Quiz