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Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Metalworking at Bamburgh Castle: the results of the Trench 8 assessment and conservation

As part of the BRP’s ongoing post-excavation analysis of Trench 8 in the West Ward of the Castle (click here for a full description of the research project funded by the… 603 more words

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Early Medieval Irish Bells

Today when one thinks of church bells the image of a tower and belfry with a massive bell or bells being rung by a humpbacked man. 1,727 more words


CFP: Illuminating the Dark Ages: Manuscript art and knowledge in the Early Medieval world (c. 600-1100)

University of Edinburgh, 28th – 29th of June, 2018

CfP Deadline: March 15

Medieval illuminated scenes and initials today illustrate a myriad of book covers, chosen as the perfect embodiment of a historical episode, idea, or biography. 357 more words

Excavation Season 2018

We are running a little later than usual in announcing details about our summer excavation, but plans are in hand and we aim to make some more detailed announcements this month. 134 more words

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Walking Wat's Dyke

Having recently walked long stretches of Offa’s Dyke, I’ve returned to thinking in perspecitve about my former visits to parts of Wat’s Dyke. I take my students each year to… 339 more words

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A Stroll Through Eurasia

A few months ago during an internship at the Unesco World Heritage site, Kloster Lorsch (Lorsch), I was asked if I could produce acceptable footwear for an Early Medieval Carolingian context (for clarity 8th & 9th century CE). 1,335 more words


Progress with the Bamburgh Castle Trench 8 publication

We always have a quiet period on the blog following the excavation season but although work has slowed we are still busy. The current focus for the Bamburgh Castle excavation is on producing a publication centred on our re-evaluation of Brian Hope-Taylor’s first excavation in the West Ward of the castle that he undertook in 1960. 204 more words

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