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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

Bamburgh Castle

Funding: Shohet Scholars Grant Program 2018/19, International Catacomb Society

Funding: Shohet Scholars Grant Program 2018/19, International Catacomb Society
Various Locations, July 01, 2018
Application deadline: January 15, 2018

The Shohet Scholars Grant Program of the International Catacomb Society is now accepting applications to the Shohet Scholars cohort of 2018-2019. 555 more words

Offa's Dyke on Rushock Hill

The behaviour of Offa’s Dyke on Rushock Hill, north of Kington in Herefordshire, is crucial for understanding the monument’s broader military, political and socio-economic significance. I recently walked the dyke on Rushock Hill and tried to understand its behaviour as it dramatically shifts alignment as it ascends and encircles Herrock Hill and then sweeps eastwards, way off its usual path, to conduct an angle turn at the highest point on Rushock Hill. 2,482 more words

Early Medieval Archaeology

Book Review: Gilbert Márkus, "Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to AD 900"

Gilbert Márkus, Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to AD 900 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017)

The New History of Scotland series of the 1980s, first published by Edward Arnold and then taken over by Edinburgh University Press, has done sterling service over the years.  1,375 more words


Viking Age Stones at Bolton le Sands - Part 2

In a previous post in July, I discussed how Dr Aaron Watson and I were invited to help the parish council of Holy Trinity church at Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, in recording their early medieval carved stone monuments and re-displaying them for the public and parish. 1,224 more words

Early Medieval Archaeology

How Medieval Medicine is Helping us Today – just history posts

Today, many people have very staunchly held beliefs on medicine and cures for all sorts of ailments. Some people rigidly champion ‘western’ medicine, only believing in the effectiveness of drugs pr… 11 more words