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Hello 2020 – Stranger times

Well this was not the year we expected! No festivals=no fun. We were hoping to catch up with you all at Glastonbury, Bluedot and Green Man – at a minimum. As we cannot be with you, we have made a number of videos about ourselves and our previous activities that you can find on our … Continue reading

Festivals and Events 2019

Festivals and Events 2019

Following the massive success of last year’s ‘Eat the Past’ campaign, Guerilla Archaeology will continue bringing our Neolithic grocery to festivals and events around the UK, as well as antler carving at Glastonbury! How The Light Gets In May 24-27 Bryn Celli Ddu Open Day June 22 Glastonbury June 26-30 Bluedot July 18-21 Green Man … Continue reading

Footprints in Time

Thousands of years ago, our ancestors went for a walk and left their footprints behind…… In South Wales there are many seaside sites where both footprints and plant remains have been preserved for centuries.  This combination provides a snapshot of prehistoric life in the now submerged landscapes, and can help us to imagine what may … Continue reading

Skin Deep: Prehistoric Beauty

Skin Deep: Prehistoric Beauty

Would you like to be as beautiful as someone who died thousands of years ago? I thought so! How do you define your look? Do you know where your style of tattoo originated? Would you REALLY have that haircut (if you lived in the distant past)? This year Guerilla Archaeology invites you into our prehistoric … Continue reading

Archaeology Outreach at Wilderness 2015

Archaeology Outreach at Wilderness 2015

As part of our festival tour in 2015 we returned to the golden Oxfordshire countryside for Wilderness festival. This year’s event did not disappoint and we were dazzled by sets from Bjork, George Clinton, Ibibio Sound Machine and Nils Frahm. One thing Wilderness strives to do each year is to provide exciting and innovative workshops, … Continue reading

Making Monuments: Druidic Circles

Making Monuments: Druidic Circles

Recent Stone Circles The recent construction of megalithic monuments, in particular stone circles, within Britain can be traced back to the development of the modern Druidic movement. The antiquarian John Aubrey, who suggested in 1659 that the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge had been built by the Celts as druidic temples. The Irish author, J. … Continue reading

24th Century BC Party People

24th Century BC Party People

So what makes a modern British festival? People, music, food, drink, dance and socialising.  Folk are drawn to the event from outside the local areas, they travel with their own temporary homes and set up cheek by jowl with strangers. Festivals are about meeting with different social groups, ‘feasting’ on unusual foods and drinks, taking … Continue reading

The dark side of sun worship – Nazi Sun Worship

The dark side of sun worship – Nazi Sun Worship

On the evening of 22 June 1935 Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Propaganda Minister, gave a speech at a summer solstice festival held to open the Thingstätte on Heidelberg’s Holy Mountain. The Thingstätte, (a word with no English translation), was an open air amphitheatre, with banks of stone seats arranged around a central stage with flanking towers, … Continue reading