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Artefacts from Castle Island Excavation Book-end the Use of the Site

Not a lot of artefacts came up from the Castle Island excavation undertaken two weeks ago. However, the few artefacts that did tell an interesting story. 645 more words


Celts: Art and Identity at The British Museum

It feels as though so much of the first term’s module has shot by already since returning for stage three nearly seven weeks ago. In a couple of days time we go on a 4 day study trip to Dublin as part of the Art of the Insular World module run by Jane Hawkes. 713 more words


Weland the Smith

This comic was created in collaboration with Prof Howard Williams. I’m incredibly grateful to Howard for taking the time to work on this, and for all his feedback on the comic and his insights into the story of Weland. 25 more words


Sagranus Commemorated at St Dogmaels

An Early Monastery

On the west bank of the River Teifi, St Dogmael’s Abbey was a Tironian monastic foundation of the 12th century on the border between the early Welsh kingdoms of Dyfed and Ceredigion. 971 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Nevern's Origins? The Stones of Maglocunas and Vitalianus

Following posts about the Viking Age  stones from St Brynach’s church, Nevern, Pembrokeshire here and here, this post foregrounds the earlier, post-Roman stones from the site. 507 more words

Places And Landscapes

Paying for Goods in the Dark Ages

It’s easy to forget commerce in early medieval times. Yet that sign of civilization existed despite wars, disease, and famine.

In an age when only a few could write, most sales went unrecorded, but those that were used monetary units to say what the trade was worth. 94 more words

Middle Ages

Barbaric splendour: the use of image before and after Rome

Over the last few months, my colleague Dr Wendy Morrison and I have been organising a conference to be held at the University of Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education on the 14th November 2015.   227 more words