Another summer beckons the Guerilla Archaeologists out to the fields to dig, to dance and to debate the past in words and in actions. Our event list is shaping up with a couple of confirmed events and a number in planning. Here is a starter list: Parc Le Breos, March 19th. Lunar 3-5 June Tanworth … Continue reading
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Exploring a hidden ritual landscape at Bryn Celli Ddu
We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be returning to the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape on Anglesey, for the second season of our public archaeology project this June! The project will focus on the landscape surrounding one of Wales’ famous Neolithic passage tombs – Bryn Celli Ddu, exploring hidden features that have been previously overlooked. … Continue reading
3D model of the Glastonbury stone circle
https://sketchfab.com/models/adbe4f3c0a844923a7c045bf970b10d3/embed?autospin=0.2&autostart=1 Glasto- Circle by aerial-cam on Sketchfab Take a look at our new 3D model of the Glastonbury stone circle by Aerial-cam!
The Bryn Celli Ddu Rock Art Project 2015
This community archaeology project, based on Anglesey, will centre on the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape — with a particular focus on a rock art outcrop located in a nearby field that has not been excavated scientifically. The site comprises a substantial natural outcrop, lying west of Bryn Celli Ddu tomb. The outcrop has several recently … Continue reading
Monument Making: the Glastonbury Stone Circle
The Glastonbury stone circle is a recent monument on the British landscape, yet it is one that is visited by huge numbers of people over a very short period of time. Estimates of the numbers of people gathering at the Glastonbury stone circle are subject to speculation, however with a large proportion of the hundreds … Continue reading
Shamanic @ Shambala !
Our last outing as the Shamanic Street Preachers this summer was at the fantastic Shambala Festival 2012, which turned out to be a colourful and imaginative weekend – it was such a friendly festival, everyone was smiling and the atmosphere and general ambiance was really happy… The beautiful grounds at Kelmarsh Country Estate, a huge … Continue reading
Shamanic Street Preachers meet the Green Man
Last weekend Guerrilla Archaeology braved the rain and mud (oh the mud) to bring our tent to the Green Man Festival, set in the gorgeous Glanusk Park in the shadow of Crug Hwyel Iron Age hillfort. This was our second visit to the festival, and this time we brought the shamanic theme that had been … Continue reading
Guerrilla Archaeology does Day of Archaeology
My Day of Archaeology post will feature one project in particular: my involvement in a new creative engagement project which sees a group of like-minded Cardiff based archaeologists, artists and scientists bring the past alive at festivals! This is quite a new thing for archaeologists in Wales, and perhaps the UK, and I believe there’s … Continue reading
Bronze Age shamanism?
This week, I’ll be moving forward into the Bronze Age, which dates to around 4000 years ago in Britain. Specifically, I’ll be exploring the possible shaman’s grave at Upton Lovell round barrow in Wiltshire. Here, there is evidence for a very elaborate burial, with several objects suggesting that it was perhaps a grave of a … Continue reading
I’ve been studying the Neolithic period now for more than 8 years, and I really do think that we can observe shamanic attributes in their way of life, from monument building to daily life. In this post I will explore the Neolithic site of Knowth in Ireland. The aim is to show you how shamanism can … Continue reading