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

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Update and poll results

In this post I just wanted to share what will be coming up on the blog this September. Firstly, as some of you may know, I ran a poll on the Facebook page to determine name of my new series of short articles scoring various technical aspects of archaeology. The results are in and the … Continue reading Update and poll results

Short Archticles (Architools) in Archaeology

A project I forgot to mention VLOG (this is the level of professionalism we are dealing with here), was probably the important. Short Archticles (Architools) in archaeology will be a series looking at various aspects of archaeology in a short and snappy (and hopefully interesting and entertaining). These will be mainly technical and theoretical in … Continue reading Short Archticles (Architools) in Archaeology

Visit to Mayburgh Henge

Visit to Mayburgh Henge So, shortly after leaving Penrith we headed to Mayburgh Neolithic Henge before heading to our next overnight stop on Oban. Mayburgh Henge is located 2.4 miles South of Penrith, and 400 meters from King Arthur's Henge. There has been no systematic excavations at Mayburgh Henge, which makes it hard to date … Continue reading Visit to Mayburgh Henge

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

A brief trip to the Willis Museum, Basingstoke

So yesterday was my day off this week, and whilst out shopping I thought I would pop into a museum that is on my doorstep, The Willis Museum in Basingstoke. The reason for the visit was to do some research for the blogs exploring the archaeology in my local area that I mentioned in my … Continue reading A brief trip to the Willis Museum, Basingstoke

Blog Diary Day 9 – Abhainn Dearg The Red River Distillery, and Day 10 General sightseeing and last full day :(

Day 9 A must for any archaeology journey is a visit to a brewery or distillery! This is a relatively new distillery, founded in 2008, we visited just before the bottling of their 10 year old batch. The distillery is also located close to the area where the Lewis Chessmen were discovered (Lookout for a … Continue reading Blog Diary Day 9 – Abhainn Dearg The Red River Distillery, and Day 10 General sightseeing and last full day 😦

Blog Diary Day 8 – Lews Castle, A Norse Mill, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village and Dun Carloway Broch

Wow! Day 8 was a busy day... Not sure how we managed to fit so much in. A day spent visiting Lews Castle, a recreation of a Norse mill and Kiln, The Black House Village and Dun Carloway Broch. The Norse mill and kiln was not an intended visit, but a happy discovery. Lews Castle … Continue reading Blog Diary Day 8 – Lews Castle, A Norse Mill, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village and Dun Carloway Broch