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Regionality & complexity

This post follows on in part from a post I wrote a couple of years ago on regionality. It will also begin with an apology: the maps presented here will be very difficult for colour blind readers to understand, for which I am sorry. 1,434 more words


"This is our Land" - The New Sign at Valle Crucis about the Pillar of Eliseg

Ok, I’m going to have to grasp the nettle and discuss the brand-new signs designed by Cadw about the Pillar of Eliseg. First up, the sign by Valle Crucis. 1,928 more words

Early Medieval Archaeology

Hedeby Quiver – the finish

This part is really just a quick finish and review of the success or otherwise of the project.

First the hanging straps – we know they are folded leather, sewn with a saddle stitch along one edge. 321 more words

Early Medieval

Wat's Dyke near Holywell and Basingwerk

Last week I spent a morning out of the office exploring Wat’s Dyke near Holywell and Basingwerk with Dr Keith Ray, co-author of a recent book on… 391 more words

Early Medieval Archaeology

A (slightly fantastical) update

Since I’m headed back east on Friday, I figured now was the time to finish the sister’s (slightly fantastical) Viking outfit.

Interested? Read on! 915 more words


Lottery grant for the Bamburgh Heritage Trust

The plans for a new heritage centre at St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, that will bring the story of the early medieval Bowl Hole burials to life has taken a big step closer with the awarding of a development grant to the Bamburgh Heritage Trust by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 184 more words

3-Dimensional artefact location mapping in Trench 3, Bamburgh Castle

Ryan Leckel, undergraduate student of the Applied Social Science Department at University of Wisconsin-Stout, has received a grant of more than $2,000.00 to help with his pilot study in 3-dimensional visualisation of small find locations in Trench 3 at Bamburgh Castle. 173 more words

Bamburgh Castle