ToTL has been in Iberia recently…

ToTL has been in Iberia again recently. Alasdair Whittle started in Portugal, visiting the Copper Age walled sites of Zambujal and Vilanova de São Pedro with Michael Kunst of the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid. He also visited the walled enclosures and tombs of Los Millares near Almería in south-east Spain, with David Wheatley of […] Read more »

Dani’s travels in Bern…

In June, TOTL delegate Dani Hofmann attended the ‘Culture, Climate and Environment Interactions at Prehistoric Wetland Sites’ conference, hosted in Bern, Switzerland. Two days packed full of information provided plenty of inspiration for our planned articles on the Alpine foreland and the difference which a tight chronology actually makes for archaeological interpretation. The picture shows […] Read more »

Back to Strasbourg

In April, TOTL headed back to Strasbourg for another round of sampling in the Rhineland project. The pottery seriation and Bayesian models for the Alsace LBK are matching up extremely well, but some gaps still need to be filled in the various phases. Project RA Jessica Smyth, with help from Anthony Denaire (Antea Archaeology) and […] Read more »

The Joy of Project Management

Following the successful submission of the 18-month progress report on the project to the European Research Council, Alex and Alasdair decided that it was time to review the entire project budget and timetable. The budget was successfully reworked on the recent trip to Budapest and, despite a number of changes to the original plan, remains […] Read more »

Budapest in January

In January, Alex and Alasdair flew to Budapest to meet up with the rest of Team Alsónyék. Some delays have been caused by a technical gremlin, although the work to resolve this is now nearing completion. Consequently we were able to review the existing results (many thanks to Derek who provided an invaluable modelling-by-phone-and-email service), […] Read more »

Wessex in flood

Alex made a foray to the flooded west of Britain this week to visit Alistair at Wessex Archaeology. The receipt of the final set of radiocarbon dates mean that they could complete the modelling of the upper part of the tell at Vinča-Belo Brdo. The paper that had been partially drafted in the autumn in […] Read more »

Kirkwall in early January

A visit to the Orkney Museum store in Kirkwall in early January by three intrepid souls proved to be something of a harrowing ordeal.  The store currently located in a former ten pin bowling alley is dry, well organised and full of space, unlike many museum stores.  It was, however, rather cold (probably a good […] Read more »

Buda, Szederkény-Kukorica-dűlő and Vinča

Peter Marshall visited a very cold but picturesque Budapest in January to discuss the first round of results from Szederkény-Kukorica-dűlő.  Although temperatures were well below zero even in the daytime, the dry and windless conditions provided a welcome respite from the wind and rain battering England.  A dusting of snow resulted in the Buda side […] Read more »