Today is a watershed moment for Darkage-ology because I am actually writing two posts in one day. Unfortunately, I am …
Fleur Schinning, a Master’s student at Leiden University, is currently undertaking research into the use of blogs and how they …
When I was about fourteen-years old I made a papier-mâché volcano. It was ugly and bright: a behemoth of a model that didn’t even try to induce an ‘eruption’ with bicarbonate soda, vinegar and food colouring. It did however have a little model of a skeleton at the foot of the mound which must have got me some points.
It has been a very long time since my last post but a self-imposed hibernation was not unwarranted. Life got very busy, and in my attempts to finish a substantial chunk of my thesis I let Darkage-ology fall to the side.
As you might recall, I had an article about Hardown Hill published towards the end of last year. Out of the blue, I decided to put “Hardown Hill” into Google to see whether the article came up.
To celebrate a friend’s birthday we decided to come to site dressed as smurfs. Donning an extraordinarily tight pair of little white shorts, and with all exposed skin painted a suitable shade of blue, we began our triumphant march onto site.
Things are still rather busy here – especially so with the upgrade and various teaching duties looming ever closer – but I really had to take a break to share something with you.
Yep, life got busy. I definitely didn’t mean to ignore this blog for almost fifty days. This term has been …
So it turns out I missed my own blog’s first birthday. This is why I should never have children. I gave birth to Darkage-ology a little over a year ago. 367 days, to be precise.
This week has been an exciting one for early medieval archaeology insofar that a highly significant find has been made public: ‘the Dumfries Hoard’. A massive hoard of Viking objects, already considered to be one of the most important finds from Viking Scotland, was discovered in Dumfriesshire back in September but details have only been announced just this week.
So it’s been a few weeks since my last post here. Sorry about that. As we rapidly approach the one year anniversary of Darkage-ology it has become quite apparent that I haven’t been able to keep to my self-imposed timetable of a post a week.
Over the last few weeks I have spent a lot of time abusing the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. The PAS, for those who don’t know, is a voluntary reporting scheme covering England and Wales that centrally records portable finds of archaeological interest.