A Review of Archaeology in Fiction by Dr. Scott C. Viguie (Audiobook – Audible – narrated by Austin Downey)

So this is a first for the blog, reviewing an audiobook. First let me say that this review is not sponsored in anyway by the author, publisher or Audible. Now down to business. Now I am one of those that much prefer to have a physical copy of a book, I like the aesthetics, smell … Continue reading A Review of Archaeology in Fiction by Dr. Scott C. Viguie (Audiobook – Audible – narrated by Austin Downey)

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Watch “Update, Reviews and Hengeworld” on YouTube

https://youtu.be/GreCXd7BII0 My latest video looking at books I am currently reading/re-reading and going to be reviewing, and retro review of Hengeworld by Mike Pitts. The video also considers how long archaeology books (or any academic/scientific subjects) are useful for as s source, what is their shelf life...

Book Review – Science for Conservators Volume 1 – An Introduction to Materials

Book Review - Science for Conservators Volume 1 - An Introduction to Materials (Front Cover) Okay, not strictly an archaeology book, but who said it had to be? As some of know I am currently studying for my MA in Preventive Conservation and this book has been an invaluable resource. Having come from an archaeology … Continue reading Book Review – Science for Conservators Volume 1 – An Introduction to Materials

Book Review – History In Infographics The Stone Age by Jon Richardson and Johnathan Vipond

So in today's blog I am continuing my look at archaeology books aimed at children. As some of you may have seen in my "Things are happening" blog post, one of my aims for this year is to write my very own children's archaeology book, with the help of a friendly illustrator of course (for … Continue reading Book Review – History In Infographics The Stone Age by Jon Richardson and Johnathan Vipond

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/ 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