Tag Archives: DigVentures

Archaeology and the English Language

  This is a guest blog I did for my crowdfunding friends at DigVentures. It’s very serious indeed and should provide some useful material for undergraduate dissertations. The picture is particularly worthy of mention. The duck is called Mephistopheles, or … Continue reading

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Why Archaeologists Make Good Murderers | DigVentures

I’m sometimes asked if archaeologists would make good murderers. Of course we would! What a stupid question. Anyway, here’s why I’m so convinced that Lord Lucan had a close friend who was an archaeologist. Of course it’s just a thought… … Continue reading

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Of This, of That (and the Other)

Living as I do a mere metre and a half above sea level (which at this time of year means several metres below high tide levels), I was astonished to hear that the chairman of the Environment Agency has written in … Continue reading

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Flag Fen, 30 years on

We discovered the extraordinary Bronze Age site at Flag Fen, Peterborough, exactly 30 years ago. To be honest I’m not certain of the precise date, but I think it was around the 3rd, or 4th of November, 1982. I’ve described … Continue reading

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Flag Fen: a Concise Archæoguide

And now for a big digression: I’m moving aside for a guest blogger, my niece Alice Smith, herself an active blogger on the theatre. She has just graduated from Leeds in History and has her finger firmly on the pulse of … Continue reading

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