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Attila the Fraud and the Politics of Burial

A few weeks ago a very strange story was doing the social media rounds: Hungarian archaeologists had found the tomb of Attila the Hun.  Now, if this was really the case, it would certainly represent one of the most important finds in the history of archaeology.   673 more words


A new 'eagle' mount from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

I’ve written about about early medieval ‘eagle’ mounts in a previous blog (Eagles, Snakes, Romans and Anglo-Saxons).  Since then another related artefact, this time from Lincolnshire, has been published on the… 660 more words


Completely Stoned in Ceredigion 2: the EMWARG fieldtrip

An integral part of this  year’s EMWARG conference, held at the Lampeter campus of the University of Wales Trinity St Davids, was a half-day fieldtrip. 1,132 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

The Pillar of Eliseg's Topography of Memory

Below, I summarise the paper I presented at this year’s EMWARG conference. I focus on the landscape context of the Pillar of Eliseg, a subject of numerous previous talks and blog entries on the Archaeodeath site. 3,169 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

EMWARG - Early Medieval Wales Archaeology Research Group - Conference, Lampeter. 21st to 22nd March 2014

I attended and presented at this year’s EMWARG (Early Medieval Wales Archaeology Research Group) conference. Traditionally, EMWARG has been an annual day conference, usually held in Cardiff, drawing together papers on the latest research into the archaeology of early medieval Wales and the Marches. 1,429 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory