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If you're not slightly freaked out by conflict archaeology, there's something wrong with you

Bit of easy hit, this one. So, bite me.

My friend Dr Gabe “Legend in his own Lecture Notes” Moshenska, an archaeologist at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, has been roundly traduced by no less organs than the… 1,366 more words


On Accomplishments

Ah, another programme begins, and another round of introductions ensues. I know I can’t be the only one who dreads the inevitable “let’s go around and introduce ourselves – be sure to say a little bit about yourselves!” from well-meaning leaders. 543 more words


Community Archaeology Workshop - Making a 3D Digital Model

Another opportunity to get involved in the Birsay St Magnus 900 Year Commemorations Archaeology Project and learn how to create a 3D digital model.

The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute are teaming up with Birsay Heritage Trust to make a 3D digital model of the whalebone situated on the headland near Skipi Geo, Orkney. 88 more words


From Ruins to Perverts: North and South Peru

We fling our behinds onto the rickety seats of a local bus, as we make our way to the Chan Chan ruins, once home to the Chimor Empire, before they were taken under the most caring wing of the Inca Empire. 676 more words


Delivering the Past - Museum of London, Sept 2016

I love this picture: An empty exhibition, not a single soul. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great exhibition, but where are all the people I hear you say? 852 more words

Museum Reviews

Macabre mystery as archaeologists unearth headless woman and child wearing lavish gold-lined fur found buried in 2,500-year-old tomb

Baffled archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious 2,500-year-old tomb containing a headless woman and child wearing lavish gold-lined fur.

The macabre find was unearthed by Russian excavators, leaving them confused about the bizarre placement of the adult skeleton’s head at her kneecaps. 58 more words


‘Phenomenal’ ancient Chinese skeleton discovery in London graveyard casts new light on Roman society.

Two ancient skeletons unearthed at a cemetery in London may have been of Chinese origin, overturning longstanding assumptions about the history of the Roman Empire and Britain’s capital city. 76 more words