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The journeys of Hoa Hakananai’a

They are small steps compared to crossing part of the Pacific and the whole of the Atlantic, but Hoa Hakananai’a has moved around since it arrived at the British Museum in 1869. 280 more words


Citizen science, R and the Heathrow cursus

In this post I walk through how to map topography in the landscape at an extremely fine resolution of about an 8-inch grid. You can do this with a mobile phone, floor sweeper and a little data processing programming. 1,552 more words


Soviodurum, and a Mysterious Stone Object

I had the chance to visit Straubing, a small town along the Danube in Lower Bavaria – basically I was there on business, but arrived a few hours earlier in order to see the Roman exhibit at the town museum. 282 more words


A Walk Through Time

I am extremely lucky to live in a city with such a plethora of history and heritage as Canterbury. My daily commute to work, by foot I must add, takes me through over 2000 years of history. 91 more words

Ancient World

The Anthropocene - An Opinion

The biggest debate recently in the field of archaeology is revolves around this word called the Anthropocene. So what exactly does this word mean?

Anthropocene is a term coined by Crutzen and Stoermer back in 2000, which refers to the current geological age in which the dominant forces acting on the environment are caused by human activity. 701 more words


It's Surrey Medieval's Puttenham Church Week! An introduction to the parish church of St John Baptist

Every so often, I elect to make my life a little bit difficult by devising and binge-writing a week’s worth of posts under the banner of a “Surrey Medieval … Week”. 2,699 more words


Hampshire excavations # 1

An occasional series covering Hampshire archaeological digs, large and small

Houghton Down, Stockbridge; 1922, 1994, 1997.

Was this both a Roman villa and an Iron Age farm? 565 more words