Monthly Archives: March 2012

Time Team: the only true ‘reality’ show

Let’s start with a simple question: what is reality? Being an archaeologist, I like old things; so I turned to my copy of that first dictionary of the English language, by the great Dr. Samuel Johnson (my version is a … Continue reading

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They’re off! The Start of the new Lamb Racing Season

Last week we released the first forty or so ewes with their lambs. These were the ones who lambed in the first week of March and had been in the barn for over a week. Like me when stuck in … Continue reading

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Britain’s Pompeii?

Next Sunday’s Time Team is one of the most remarkable I’ve ever been on – and I’ve done some good ones, like that dreaded island off the Pembrokeshire coast (Gateholm), or the world’s first purpose-built prisoner of war camp (Norman … Continue reading

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If I were a newt , I’d believe in God

Last week the weather was ‘lovely’, or that was what we were told by the people on telly – and they should know. I think it was Thursday, but around 6.00 AM I’d done the second morning patrol through the … Continue reading

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