Hello Orcadians! I’m very excited to announce that the Skara Brae exhibition is officially coming home to Skara Brae for the summer! In a few weeks time Kieran, Aaron and I will be taking to the road and returning to Orkney to set up our film and exhibition for a 6-8 week run in the […]
Earlier in the year I helped with a little close range scanning of the Forteviot church bell for the University of Glasgow archaeology department. It was a lesson in dealing with shiny objects and to get the best results we had to scan the object in a dark room with the lights off – which, […]
*Spoiler alert: for anyone who has yet to see the exhibition and doesn’t want to have too much revealed before they go read with caution!* This week I’ve been hard at work finishing off one of my thesis chapters where I spend a little time discussing the significance of art and archaeology. Consequently, I found myself […]
As an undergrad I once heard a lecturer describe the pursuit of aerial photography as being “the most fun a person could have with their trousers on”. Once I’d recovered from the mental pictures conjured by that unfortunate analogy, I’d always fancied having a go myself. As luck would have it my friend Kieran Baxter offered me a spare seat […]
Today I’ve been invited to take to the air with Kieran Baxter in one of these… …to fly down over some prehistoric sites in Cumbria and take photos. Needless to say I’m very excited and using all my self restraint not to turn up to the airfield dressed like this… …while referring to everyone as ‘old […]
Any New Girl fans out there? When my supervisor asks about my progress on writing up my thesis… Cue awkward moonwalking away.
I’ve mentioned Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank’s 2010 graphic novel Mezolith in previous blog posts, but I returned to it again today while referencing the book in a section of my thesis (which is slowly coming together into something of a coherent argument!). I loved comics and graphic novels as a teenager (see my own attempt at […]