In celebration of Day of Archaeology, I, along with many archaeologists, wrote a guest blog post for their website. It contains all the great wit and silly pictures you’ve come to know and love from me (it’s just in a different place!) so please check it out here and explore some of the other great entries.
Last weekend I had the absolutely amazing experience attending a Prehistoric Archaeometallurgy course at Butser Ancient Farm in the South Downs of Hampshire. Much like the Terramare Park I visited in Italy last month, at Butser they’ve been building reconstructions of prehistoric houses from all periods and experimenting with various prehistoric crafts, growing past crops and rearing ancient livestock for over forty years.
Read about my research at Plymouth here
It’s strange that I’ve never actually visited Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery for leisure before, but with fast-approaching plans that might mean it’s closed for a while, and with items on display that I wished to gaze upon, I decided it was about time. (more…)
Read about my research at Christchurch here
The Red House Museum and Gardens (RHMG) in Christchurch, Dorset, are set within a purpose-built Georgian Workhouse. As with many of the local museums, the focus is on the history of Christchurch and the surrounding area, as well as the past functions of the building. A long room downstairs offers the more recent history, exhibiting insights into life at the Workhouse, the various industries that operated in Christchurch, and a collection of Victorian toys, with replicas to handle and play with. (more…)