Demon traps, spiritual landmines and the writing on the wall...
The Project Director's blog for the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey.
Saturday, 12 December 2020
Siena Part 2: A name, a place, a face, and a fleeting memory of glory.
There are those magical moments in archaeology, whatever part of the discipline you work in. The moment when you realise the true significan...
Thursday, 10 December 2020
Siena - part 1. The lost voices of the crypt.
I landed at Pisa airport, Italy, in the late morning, in the very last days of January 2020. Miles to the north of me a few hundred people h...
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Three women of Ryburgh: a memory of lives in a Norfolk landscape
It begins with a story of families. All local Norfolk families, intermarried enough times to make them, in reality, just one family with a s...
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
'Witch marks' are just SO last decade... now carpenters marks are cool.
It's already mid October, Halloween is just around the corner, plague doctor masks are outselling just about every other costume on the ...
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Just how many archaeologists are there then?
Firstly, I should say, if anyone is expecting anything in this post about historic graffiti - you are going to be sadly disappointed. Best...
Friday, 27 December 2019
The girl in the glass...
It is the eyes that are hard to forget. Heavily lidded, and almost sleepy, they stare past you at something sitting a few inches over yo...
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