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What will we do in 2022?

What will we do in 2022?

Every year we have to re-apply to attend music and arts events. We regularly create new works in response to emerging research, ideas and concerns as well as maintaining our core activities. This year we have three different themes. We hope to return to Glastonbury, Bluedot, Green Man and we are making our first trip … 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

Monument Making: the Glastonbury Stone Circle

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

Outreach at the Ashmolean Musuem

Always keen to learn and expand our experiences –  when invited to attend LiveFriday@Ashmolean with Wilderness the Guerilla Archaeologists arrived early to put in a few hours exploring the Pitt Rivers Museum (PRM) collection of Shamanic and magical objects. These trips add to our knowledge, provide training for our newest GAs and in this case … Continue reading

Making medicines using deer

Making medicines using deer

A woman is guaranteed never to miscarry if, tied round her neck in gazelle leather, she wears white flesh from a hyena’s breast, seven hyena’s hairs, and the penis of a stag. (Pliny the Elder, Natural History 28.98; translation W.H.S. Jones)  My area of research is Greek and Roman recipes. This may seem a rather … Continue reading

Shamanic Shoppers

Last week the team of Guerilla Archaeologists took shamanism to the shoppers! As part of the Made in Roath project we set up our activities and information in the Queens Arcade shopping centre in Cardiff much to the surprise of the passerby’s who experienced archaeology when they least expected it. Young shoppers enjoyed making antler … Continue reading

Making Antler Head-dresses

Making Antler Head-dresses

We decided to make some antler head-dresses like those based on the ones found at the site of Star Carr, an early Mesolithic site. We explore a general background to these in an earlier post about Mesolithic shamanism. In this post, we will explore in more detail these head dresses, fashioned from the skulls and attached … Continue reading