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

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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/ Advent of Archaeology/ Archaeology Advent Calendar Day 5 – Another look at “Archaeology” games on the Google Play Store

So here we are at day 5, and it is never a good sign when you are browsing a list of games and see you see the title 'Dinosaurs for kids: Archaeologist - Jurassic Life' and 'Archaeologist - Dinosaur Games'. Both by MagisterApp who made 'Archaeologist - Ancient Egypt' the subject of Christmas Countdown Day … Continue reading Christmas Countdown/ Advent of Archaeology/ Archaeology Advent Calendar Day 5 – Another look at “Archaeology” games on the Google Play Store

Review: ‘A Heroes’ History of Prehistoric’ Britain by Colour Heroes

Today I will be reviewing 'A Heroes' History of Prehistoric Britain' by Colour Heroes. A major interest of mine is looking at factual books which are aimed at Children and how they present the information, and what information they do include and which they do not. Also, as my sister is a teacher, I am … Continue reading Review: ‘A Heroes’ History of Prehistoric’ Britain by Colour Heroes

A tale of two articles

In this article I will be looking at two magazine articles, one from British Archaeology and one from Current Archaeology. Both of these articles are on the Anglo-Saxon Execution Site found on the Weyhill Road in Andover during the building of the Aldi superstore and the excavation undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology. When I initially read … Continue reading A tale of two articles

Book Review ‘Early Humans’ By Nick Ashton

Overview: An enjoyable read, well researched book which is made to a high quality. Strengths:  A high quality, well made book. Excellent paper, photo and image quality. Eye-catching and colourful cover. Well researched, up-to-date (as it is possible to do with published works). Well laid out, with clear chapter headings. Well written and engaging. Weaknesses: While … Continue reading Book Review ‘Early Humans’ By Nick Ashton