Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fun Link for Fridays – The Lascaux Caves Animation

The Lascaux Caves Animation Click the title above for a fascinating viewpoint regarding the Lascaux Cave paintings (c. 15,000 BCE), which were found in the Dordogne region, southwestern France, in 1940. Many of the paintings seem to represent the animals in … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day or Lupercalia (Or whatever you would like to call it) Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. This seemingly random holiday has it roots in a very old Roman (probably even pre-Roman) holiday called Lupercalia, which was a festival centering … Continue reading

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Budget Museum Hacks: 100 uses for foam board – #1 – Flipbooks

100 uses for foam board- #1 – Flipbooks Now I don’t know if I have found 100 uses for foam board (which I have always called foam core), but I am confident that I could. I have found a lot … Continue reading

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Fun Link for Fridays – The Gertrude Bell Archive

The Gertrude Bell Archive – Newcastle University Gertrude Bell set up the Baghdad Museum in Iraq (then Mesopotamia) and was single-handedly responsible for drafting legislation that would keep Mesopotamian artefacts in the country – at a time when artefacts were … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Reasons I Love Museums

The Top 5 Reasons why I Love Museums 1) Artefacts: Handling, Preservation and Conservation I’m first and foremost an archaeologist, and because of this I actually think a Saturday afternoon spent cataloguing and photographing an interesting archaeological collection is great … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

It has been six months since my last post on this blog, and nine months since my second last post. The big question is why? Why have I fallen into a slump? It hasn’t been because of a lack of ideas … Continue reading

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