The peers in the car park

Buried in the new Antiquity between pages 519 and 538, the 13th of 14 research papers, is one about a grave. It doesn’t feature on the cover (that honour goes to a photo mosaic of ancient buildings in the Libyan Sahara), and there’s nothing to flag up what will undoubtedly be one of the journal’s … Continue reading The peers in the car park

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Stonehenge is changing

The other day Vinci project manager Simon Clark very kindly showed me around the works at the emerging new visitor centre at Airman’s Cross. It’s well on it’s way, though even looking at it like this it’s still difficult to believe it’s really happening, so complex has been the route. Here is what it looked … Continue reading Stonehenge is changing

Is this the greatest Stonehenge film ever made?

Perhaps not (though no obvious other candidates spring to mind) but it’s worth asking. What it certainly is, is quite different from any Stonehenge film you will see made today. In fact it’s so different, the very comparison is an object lesson in thinking and communicating about the past, and in broadcasting history. I’ve just … Continue reading Is this the greatest Stonehenge film ever made?

So how important is this dig to Stonehenge?

Stonehenge just featured on TV in the first film in The Flying Archaeologist series, “Stonehenge: The Missing Link” (online till May 27) . The series is presented by Ben Robinson, who’s a proper archaeologist – he’s a principal heritage at risk adviser at English Heritage (you might have noticed lots of other EH staff on … Continue reading So how important is this dig to Stonehenge?