Digging Deeper goes gardening

Enjoying the weather, I dug out an old shrub the other day and found a cemetery: what look to me like a few bones from a small dog and a cat. Today N was in the garden putting in a new plant, and found a skull. So I set to with trowel and brush and … Continue reading Digging Deeper goes gardening

Lewis Binford 1930–2011

Lewis Binford died on Monday, an inspiring, bear of a man and without doubt the most influential world archaeologist of his times, not least here in the UK where amongst others Colin Renfrew encouraged us all to engage with his ideas: my photo shows Lew (on the left) and Colin (in cloth cap) at Stonehenge … Continue reading Lewis Binford 1930–2011

Another great magazine! And a visit to Greece

It seemed like winter when I started on the new British Archaeology, and now it’s out it feels like summer! Did it really take that long? A recurrent theme in this issue is how archaeology today wants everyone to be part of the quest, which we have reflected on the cover – my guess is … Continue reading Another great magazine! And a visit to Greece

The Dig

John Tyrrell has posted a comment mentioning John Preston's novel about Sutton Hoo. Preston talked about "the dig" for British Archaeology in 2007, and as the page is not on the magazine website, here it is. I will write a note soon about the new British Archaeology which is out later this week. In the … Continue reading The Dig