The season has started to settle into its heady Summer humidity, complete with spots of sunshine, cloud, rain and Wimbledon. If you are one of the many who have experienced the epic thunderstorms of the past week you also may have, like I, have felt some primeval and instinctive connection to the weather. With the… Read More

All Roads lead to Rome: But where the hell is my city A-Z?

If you are lucky enough to travel to Rome today you are greeted with the almost paradoxical world of ancient and modern, squished together into labyrinthine alley-ways, suddenly giving way to plaza-scapes filled with fountains monuments and flocks of tourists. The intoxicating and sometime stifling combination of modern buildings, pizzerias and ice-cream shops bustling round… Read More All Roads lead to Rome: But where the hell is my city A-Z?

10,000 B.C. Experimental Archaeology into the history of human folly…

Last night, having enjoyed my evening meal (lasagne, thank you for asking) prepared in my centrally heated house. I settled down with a chilled glass of wine to passively entertain myself before the all engrossing deity of evening activities, the television. Like many of us 21st century homo-sapiens, particularly armchair archaeologists, we observe from afar… Read More 10,000 B.C. Experimental Archaeology into the history of human folly…