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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Bosta Iron Age House

A visit to the Bosta Iron Age House In a small little bay on Great Bernera is a little gem. A recreation of an Iron Age House. The recreation is based on excavations of an Iron Age Village discovered in 1993 due to strong winds eroding the sand dunes.  Due to the erosion, the site … Continue reading Bosta Iron Age House

Day 6 – Bosta Iron Age House and Calanais Stones

Day 6 - Archaeology Day! Today was a good day! Got to visit a site I have been wanting to visit for a long time. The Calanais Stones. An added bonus was also visiting the reconstructed Iron Age House at Bosta on Great Bernera. I will cover a little bit more about these on separate … Continue reading Day 6 – Bosta Iron Age House and Calanais Stones

Possible Sacrifice Victims Unearthed at Henge Site in Germany — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

PÖMMELTE, GERMANY—According to a Live Science report, the fractured skull and rib bones of women, children, and teenagers, and axes, drinking vessels, animal bones, and stone mills have been found buried in pits at a henge site in northwest Germany. Located near the village of Pömmelte, the henge consisted of several concentric circles made of… Hmmm... … Continue reading Possible Sacrifice Victims Unearthed at Henge Site in Germany — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

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

3,000-year-old Bronze Age oak road to be preserved in Co Westmeath — Archaeology in Europe News

This could almost be my "Prehistoric Trackways 3" Blog post ;). It is good to see that this site is getting the peservation order it needs. Bronze Age track at Mayne Bog: when Westland Horticulture uncovered it in 2005 the National Monuments Service did not issue a preservation order or record it in the Register … Continue reading 3,000-year-old Bronze Age oak road to be preserved in Co Westmeath — Archaeology in Europe News

Scratch Projects – Prehistory Quiz

So I am still playing with the Scratch Programming Language as part of the Future Learning MOOC "Teching Programming in Primary Schools" by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. I am currently working on a Prehisotry Quiz sutiable for Year 3 (Key Stage 2). Here is the work in progress so far... You can check ou the … Continue reading Scratch Projects – Prehistory Quiz

The Three Age System

The Three Age System – Is still relevant?  In 1836 a Danish gentleman called Christian Jurgensen Thomsen worked on a new way of classifying prehistory into three distinct periods – The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age. This would go on to be known as the ‘The Three Age System’ and remains … Continue reading The Three Age System

My nighttime read

Earlier I shared a picture of 'Hengeworld' by Mike Pitts which I have started to read on my commute to work each day. I have another book that I am currently reading in the evening 'Bronze Age Britain' by Mike Parker Pearson. Both of these books are rather old now, 'Hengeworld' was first published back … Continue reading My nighttime read