Exploring a hidden ritual landscape at Bryn Celli Ddu

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

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

The Bryn Celli Ddu Rock Art Project 2015

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

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

Lunaticks, Sunworshippers and the Green Man

Lunaticks, Sunworshippers and the Green Man

Going Green Between 15th – 18th August, Guerilla Archaeology returned to the Einstein’s Garden area of the Green Man Festival at Glanusk Park near Crickhowell.  Our theme this year was Lunaticks and Sunworshippers, exploring the relationship between prehistoric life and astronomy. Over a warm weekend in the shadow of the Crickhowell hillfort, we showed off Bronze Age bling … 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