Category Archives: humour

Car, Bank, Mirror

Maybe I’m working too hard on my second Alan Cadbury book, or maybe I’m just going a bit weird in my old age, but today I fully intended to write the second part of my last blog post. Either that, … Continue reading

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The Adventurous Doll

One or two serious-minded people have been silly enough to suggest that there ought to be more archaeology in this blog. So this post is for them – with my love. When she isn’t working with prehistoric wood, cooking me … Continue reading

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The Typology of China Blackbirds

Now how’s that for a title? A real grabber, I think you’ll agree. But this blog post is really about that second word, ‘typology’ – a term much used, abused and beloved of archaeologists. Essentially (so my Webster’s Dictionary tells … Continue reading

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Samantha: a Suggestion

Today I was working in the barn, getting things ready for the ewes coming in after Christmas. Although the tractor was making a terrible din, I had an old radio turned on in the background. My sheepdog enjoys Radio 4, … Continue reading

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Autumn Logs

I can’t believe it: I’m about to write a blog on logs. Next, I can hear you saying through clenched teeth, he’ll be giving us a post on toast. Or a contribution on … oh no, that won’t work. Start … Continue reading

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Predatory Plants

What a very strange year it has been in the garden. For the first season ever – and I’ve been growing outdoor tomatoes for the best part of 30 years – our crop has been a complete failure. I sprayed … Continue reading

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Coma, Semi-Coma – Full Stop.

It has been an exhausting series of Time Team. The sites have been demanding and as for the weather, well, the least said the better. I think it was at the Machine Gun Corps camp that Raksha told me about … Continue reading

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Booze-less Mondays

I used to think that Russell Brand was a bit of a prat. But last night we watched his documentary (Russell Brand: from Addiction to Recovery) about kicking drink and drug addiction on BBC Three and were both impressed. He … Continue reading

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Hunting Disguises: a Fascinating Experiment

As this is only the second post of my blog I thought it would be a good idea if I got straight down to business and discussed some serious archaeology. As some readers may be aware, there has been a … Continue reading

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Time Team, Series 19, 2012: Gateholm Island, South Wales

It was a Thursday, the fourth day of August, 2011, and I was sitting at breakfast with my wife Maisie.  Maisie is an archaeologist who, like me, specialises in Britain’s prehistoric (i.e. pre-Roman) past; so she understands what I have … Continue reading

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