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…

Time for 2015 to be welcomed to the way of the Toga

So the festive season has finally drawn its last rattling, jingling breath. Pies have been appreciated, turkey sandwiches munched. We all seem to unanimously look towards the bleak expanse of January with its hordes of deadlines and responsibilities and detoxing much like a downtrodden Cleopatra on the battle of Actium. Much like the afore-mentioned Queen of… Read More Time for 2015 to be welcomed to the way of the Toga

Exodus to the cinema… Swords, sandals, epic films and Archaeology

If, like a guest at a Roman banquet (convivium or maybe a comissatio if you were drinking more than eating[!]) you are slowly starting to digest the gargantuan amount of food that comes our way every mid-winter, it is quite possible your mind has turned to entertainment to aid the process along. Perhaps less like the Romans we… Read More Exodus to the cinema… Swords, sandals, epic films and Archaeology