Tag: archaeology

Viking Farm Tour

Ever wondered what a typical Viking Age farm looked like? Here’s an interesting 3D tour from the BBC Website that shows the plan of a farming settlement in Viking Age Yorkshire, based on archaeological evidence: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/launch_vt_viking_farm.shtml

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Mummy Maker

No this is not a pun for Sunday’s impending Mothering Sunday! Here is another BBC game on making an Egyptian Mummy to travel to the underword: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/mummies_01.shtml

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Neanderthal Make-Up

Recent research has found that Neanderthal Man used make up, either as body paint or face paint. These artefacts may have been used as either mixing boxes, warpaint or foundation: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8448660.stm So, who knows, there may be a range of beauty

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Council For British Archaeology

Today one of the TOTD team will be giving a presentation onthe Prehistoric Archaeology of the South. This therefore seemed the perfect time to make the CBA website our TOTD. The CBA is an educational charity working throughout the UK

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The Mary Rose

The flagship of Henry VIII’s navy. All set to engage in battle against the French only to sink on her maiden voyage in front of the King himself in 1545. It lay in the Solent until it was raised in 1982.

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Giant Makeover

The Cerne Abbas Giant isn’t exactly known for his modesty, but lately he’s been fading into the background. Thankfully a team of volunteers have been helping the old giant out buy giving him a major makeover. This timelapse video shows

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