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Tombs of Terror: The Hunt for Weland

I’ve presented research seminars on my on-going research interest in early medieval smiths in York and Bradford in 2014, in Glasgow and Dublin in 2015. I’m now going to write this work up for publication. 390 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

The Over Kirkhope Stone

This curious piece of Early Christian sculpture was found in the mid-nineteenth century at Over Kirkhope, a farm in the valley of the Ettrick Water in the Scottish Borders. 340 more words

Historic Sites

A side trip to Addingham – ancient symbols and modern stone

Leaving the church at Addingham, we noticed some rather more modern stonework outside an unprepossessing building that turned out to be the church hall. After seeing Saxon stonework, we might not have bothered to go and investigate, but we were very glad that we did. 665 more words


Memorial Stones & the Un-happily Ever After of Arthurian Legend

Arthurian legend is one type of folk tale that certainly does not end with “and they lived happily ever after.” In fact, it’s unclear exactly what happened to our favorite characters after the battle of Camlann.* In the most familiar versions (though not all), Arthur and Mordred are killed in the battle. 559 more words

Arthurian Legend

St Andrews Pictish stones

To mark St Andrew’s Day, here is a small selection of images from the Pictish sculpture collection at St Andrews Cathedral.

Happy St Andrew’s Day to all! 93 more words

Historic Sites

Drawing a Pictish symbol

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Meifod MT6

Last weekend at the EMWARG colloquium in Welshpool, we enjoyed a field trip to visit dykes and Meifod church and churchyard. In the church of Saints Tysilio and Mary at Meifod, Montgomeryshire, cemented and clamped in the south aisle, is a striking 1.5m-high slab of Quartz arenite. 443 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory