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End of an era as Trench 1 at Bamburgh Castle closes (1999 to 2017)

Long long ago (in a different century) we first opened Trench 1 at Bamburgh Castle. It was the Bamburgh Research Project’s first ever trench within the castle as our previous work had been centred on the Bowl Hole burial ground and desk based research. 307 more words

Bamburgh Castle

Visit to the Heugh Excavation on Lindisfarne

We recently visited the ongoing excavation on Lindisfarne that is being undertaken by the Archaeological Practice as part of the Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Project. It’s a fascinating site and should be familiar to some, as it has been the subject of a number of news reports. 623 more words


The Heysham 5 'Hogback'

Next week, I’m speaking at the Heysham Viking Festival about the Heysham hogback stone together with Roger Lang.

Roger has been working with Professor Dominic Powlesland to create fabulous teaching resources for the Gosforth Cross, Cumbria, which can be viewed… 1,337 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Interpreting the Lower pavement in Trench 3

During the last week we have been excavating two pits in the area of the baulk through the Hope-Taylor excavation. One of these has proved to be quite substantial and associated with a broken stone socket used as a pivot, which we have now lifted. 610 more words


A pair of lectures this week

CBA North News
A short email to say that we haven’t forgotten about CBA North’s Member and Followers over the summer. Committee Members, as ever, have been full of busy gathering news and talking with contacts on behalf of the group and you our members. 160 more words

E Newsletter

The Constantine Conundrum: A Historical Perspective.

A week ago I posted a remark on Facebook examining the idea that Emperor Constantine changed Christianity, that after he issued the Edict of Milan in 313 the Church became more corrupt resulting in a change to her foundational teachings, from a purely rational perspective. 2,433 more words


New Book Series: Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity

This series is dedicated to the study of monstrosity and alterity in the medieval and early modern world, and to the investigation of cultural constructions of otherness, abnormality and difference from a wide range of perspectives. 203 more words