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)
So Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught on fire about lunchtime today my time (just before dinnertime, in Paris). I can’t write about anything else today. But fortunately the news is not all bad. It looks worse than it will (probably) turn out to be. Cathedrals actually catch fire pretty often. As fire departments were […]Notre … Continue reading Notre Dame on fire — What’s up, Archaeology?
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
In the Feature Spotlight today is the One Ring - A Dark Age Story exhibition at Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age. This exhibition examines the ancient tradition of ring giving and tells the story of the newest acquisition of museum's collection. This ring is a Romano silver finger ring, dating somewhere between … Continue reading Feature Spotlight: One Ring – A Dark Age Story Exhibition at Andover Museum.
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).
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