Monthly Archives: June 2011

A history of the world – in 5 minutes

Went to listen to Andrew Caspari presenting a paper on the impact of ‘a history of the world in 100 objects’ last night at University of York, Institute for Public Understanding of the Past – all quite interesting and loving … Continue reading

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making new landmarks

As an occasional visitor to see Jony Easterby and Pippa Taylor, landscape/sculptorĀ artists, who have been busy starting work on ‘Enclosure Rites’ a bold mark on the Yorkshire Wolds Way at West Knapton looking out over the Vale of Pickering. Brilliant. … Continue reading

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Ladybird Book of ‘homes’ (1975).

I’m fascinated with depictions of homes and how they challenge or determine of perception of both building materials, people and our past. This one is from the Ladybird ‘Leader’ series (1975) (Homes).    

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and he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down…

Bedtime reading for a materiality seminar on Friday – where I will present a research paper: This house was made of mud – how best to understand materiality of buildings. This is part of a one day seminar exploring materiality … Continue reading

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2 days of rain in YO17…

and then mud came into town….

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BBC Chronicle Archive

And if you haven’t come across the BBC archive Chronicle was the BBC’s archaeology programme covering everything from Sutton Hoo to Machu Picchu – rather like a World Heritage List of archaeology. Digging from the air (1979) is all about … Continue reading

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will it work…

And today we tried to lift a soil peel of a section at Boltby Scar – using latex and a cloth backing. This is a technique used in the 1980s at West Heslerton, and used throughout Europe. But times have … Continue reading

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