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 »

Ladies who Luggage

Despite Alasdair volunteering to carry the Vinča files to Belgrade, Alex still had to drag over 40 kgs of paperwork & equipment to Berlin from London. Bisserka met her there, coming from fieldwork in Ukraine, so the luggage was truly mountainous by the time we flew to Belgrade, and even larger with added samples when […] Read more »

A summery October in Belgrade…

Fruitful discussions in Belgrade!

After autumnal Berlin, Alex and Bisserka flew to sunny Belgrade (24 degrees at the end of October….), where they were joined by Professor Alasdair Whittle and Dr. Alistair Barclay and the wonderful Team Serbia – Professor Nenad Tasić, Miroslav Marić and Kristina Penezić. We had a heavy programme ahead of us but with the help […] Read more »

Autumn in Berlin…

Wolfram hunting out yet more samples.

As autumn came upon Berlin, so did Alex Bayliss and Bisserka Gaydarska.  Not much time to enjoy the autumn beauty though…..Together with Wolfram Schier, we spent two days of intensive modelling (thanks to Alex’s new computer) and discussion of the results of the first round for Uivar. We now have a total of 159 dates […] Read more »

Alsace Round 2 sampling trip

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January and February were busy months for the Alsace sub-project. The skeletons from the Rosheim Rosenmeer cemetery were sampled in Bordeaux and then Penny Bickle and archaeozoologist Adrienne Powell (Cardiff University) made it safely through the snow to Strasbourg, where they sampled articulating and refitting animal bone from both LBK and Middle Neolithic settlement pits […] Read more »

Round 1 sampling for Alsace

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In November 2012, Penny Bickle travelled to Alsace to begin sampling. Anthony Denaire (ANTEA) and Philippe Lefranc (INRAP) helped her to begin to track down the locations of possible samples and some of the LBK animal bone assemblages were investigated for possible articulations. Tweet Read more »