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Field notes 2: The Viking ship museum, Oslo

On Sunday I had a free day in Oslo.  I had arrived at the decision some time ago, thoroughly cemented after visiting the Vikings: Life and Legend… 445 more words


Field notes 1: Stavanger, Norway

On Friday I finished a week’s work at the Arkeologisk museum i Stavanger, recording about a hundred or so Migration Period brooches as part of the fieldwork element of… 798 more words


Fire of the North’ 2014 Cuthbert – Northumbria's First Nature Warden

We have been sent some information about an events programme that may well interest the readers of our blog.. Details below:

A unique venture bringing together three iconic National Nature Reserves and three major national organisations – Lindisfarne NNR (Natural England), Farne Islands NNR (National Trust), and St Abb’s Head NNR (National Trust for Scotland) – around the figure of Cuthbert, the ‘Fire of the North’, and evoking a time when the ancient kingdom of Northumbria straddled what is now England and Scotland. 513 more words


The Migration Period brooches of Norway (research update)

During the last few weeks I’ve been compiling a catalogue of 5th- and 6th-century brooches from Norway. Due to the scope of my project, these have only been taken from published sources and compiled with the indispensable help of the… 904 more words


Her Hare Here: Visiting Melangell's Shrine

Having just explored the memorial culture of a modern secular heroine, I wish to complement this with a discussion of an early medieval female saint. 618 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Early Medieval Gown

I wanted to make something cool and light for Summer so I bought some burgundy and periwinkle linen and made a simple over and under gown with it. 171 more words

Historical Costume