Watch “Noah Explains it all – Stonehenge” on YouTube

A new blog segment for the blog - Noah Explains it All - A seven year olds view on Stonehenge! With only seven years of experience on the world I think Noah has a better understanding of Stonehenge than many adults I know. Remember, kids are out future and I think the future of archaeology … Continue reading Watch “Noah Explains it all – Stonehenge” on YouTube

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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 17 – Christmas Gifts for Archaeologists

Do you know an archaeologist? Want to get them a gift this Christmas, but have no idea what to get? Then fear not! With just over a week to go, I thought I would look at some gift suggestions for the archaeologist in your life this festive season.  So lets get started:  For the foodie … Continue reading Christmas Countdown 17 – Christmas Gifts for Archaeologists

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

Coffee Break Archaeology’s Christmas Countdown

So, a quick update. Starting tomorrow I will be starting a countdown to Christmas by posting something new to my social media channels each day. One might call this advent(urous) ;). These wont necessarily be related to Christmas. Why am I doing this? Well because I want to... but beyond on that I hope this … Continue reading Coffee Break Archaeology’s Christmas Countdown

Feature Spotlight: The Romsey Abbey Virgin and Child.

The Romsey Abbey figure was unearthed during an excavation in 1922 by W J Andrew. It was found in the area known as the "Nuns' burial ground" along with bones, coffin nails and other items, but there does not appear to be any surviving detailed records of the discoveries. Andrew retained the figurine in his … Continue reading Feature Spotlight: The Romsey Abbey Virgin and Child.

Bronze Age wall discovered in northeast Iran — The Archaeology News Network

Vestiges of a massive wall have recently been unearthed by a team of international archaeologists conducting a stratigraphy survey across the Tape (Hill) Naderi in Shirvan, northeast Iran. Credit: Tehran Times“Based on archaeological evidence, the wall, which is over four meters in width, is most probably part of a defensive wall constructed in the Bronze… via … Continue reading Bronze Age wall discovered in northeast Iran — The Archaeology News Network

Underwater Bronze Age Sites Investigated in Croatia — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

ZAGREB, CROATIA—According to a Croatia Week report, 3,500-year-old olive pits have been recovered at underwater archaeological sites near Croatia’s Adriatic coastline, reflective of the olive groves thought to have once dotted northern Dalmatia. Researchers led by Mate Ilkic of the University of Zadar are also investigating archaeological sites on the Isle of Ricul to see… via … Continue reading Underwater Bronze Age Sites Investigated in Croatia — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Architools 1 What is Archaeology?

So what is archaeology? Ok, let's just get one thing out of the way with first. Archaeology is not Palaeontology, WE DO NOT DO DINSOSAURS! So what is archaeology all about? Archaeology can be rather hard to define, so  let's look at some definitions: Oxford English Dictionary Online:  "A person who studies human history and … Continue reading Architools 1 What is Archaeology?