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Seeing Diversity in a Dig: Olynthos 2017

I know that my post on my time at Olynthos is nearly a month late now, but I had been struggling to decide what to write about. 1,077 more words

Classical Studies

Real Indiana Jones Stuff: #Archaeology 101

When I was growing up I had many phases of what I wanted to do with my life. They varied from astronaut to paleontologist (thanks to Jurassic Park) to FBI agent. 1,066 more words

Archaeologist, or Rome part II

I’m fairly positive I’ve only been this stressed once before in my life, and yet, I’m happy. Turn out the crowns and jewellery, even the shoes, were perfect on you, even though you are too modest to be seen wearing them now. 108 more words


Community Archaeology - Palace Village, Birsay

The second phase of the exciting community archaeology and training project, Mapping Magnus, begins on the 25th and 26th August 2017.

Local volunteers are invited to team up  with archaeologists from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute to complete an archaeological survey in Palace Village, Birsay. 126 more words


Intriguing Excavation

Last week, a team of archaeologists led by Dr David Roberts of Historic England, and which included Members, Volunteers, Staff and friends of Salisbury Museum, were in the Wiltshire countryside on an exciting excavation. 209 more words


Pena do Mouro

Galicia es un lugar plagado de rincones mágicos y misteriosos. Donalbai, situado en la campiña lucense, es uno de esos lugares en los que una energía diferente fluye y en el que las leyenda y las supersticiones están intrínsecamente ligadas a una sociedad rural, creyente en aquello que no se explica y que arrastra tradiciones desde los tiempos paganos. 653 more words


A Saint's Name

King – later Saint – Oswald gives his name to Oswestry. “Oswald’s Tree” is a reference to the legend that, following his defeat on the battlefield, the Northumbrian King was beheaded and dismembered, and his head and arm set up in an ancient ash tree. 603 more words