What Is The Migration Period? – Part 1: The Romans and The Goths

Before I studied history I didn’t know a lot about certain periods, one of which was the apparent gap between the time of the Romans and the beginning of the true Medieval period. Eventually I found out that this is known as ‘The Migration Period’. This period of history is often overlooked in many places, … More What Is The Migration Period? – Part 1: The Romans and The Goths

Burial Practices in Early Medieval Northern Europe

Today we are going to talk about something that my archaeology friends find fascinating, and most other humanist consider as particularly gross – the dead. Death is a key moment in anyones existence – dare I say The Most Crucial? But it can be quite a nasty and blunt topic to discuss. Nevertheless, in the … More Burial Practices in Early Medieval Northern Europe

Nationalmuseet: A Walk Around the Danish Prehistory Gallery at National Museum of Denmark

Hello everybody! I was very recently in Denmark exploring the land, trying to be a Viking and all that. Me being museum girl, I obviously ended in the Nationalmuseet…And I didn’t want to leave! This place holds the Best (and I meant that, truly) collection of pre-historic finds I have ever seen. Yes, I have … More Nationalmuseet: A Walk Around the Danish Prehistory Gallery at National Museum of Denmark

Dress and identity in Earliest Medieval Europe, by Toby Martin (Winchester Comparative Seminars, 27/2/2014)

This are some of the notes we took at the fascinating talk organised by the Winchester Comparative Seminars back in February. The following are a compilation of the thoughts and ideas we captured from the speaker. -This project is only a few months old, but it’s part of what will conclude in a three year … More Dress and identity in Earliest Medieval Europe, by Toby Martin (Winchester Comparative Seminars, 27/2/2014)