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Archaeology and Aloha: two weeks in Honolulu

My time on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu was spent in the Archaeology Collections of the Anthropology Department in the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. It was wonderful to be able to lend a hand with the important in-house projects they are working on. Not only was given the full ‘backstage’ tour of what the Anthropology Department is all about (the… Read more →

Behind the scenes at the Bishop Museum

Aloha! I am spending month ten in Honolulu on the gorgeous Hawaiian island of Oʻahu, based at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum which is also the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. I get to spend my time behind the scenes with the Archaeology Collections in the Anthropology Department helping out with some lab-based projects. Princess Bernice Pauahi… Read more →

Slàinte Alba! Cheers Scotland!

The Highlands of Scotland is a hill walker’s paradise. Most of my stay in Scotland was spent in the Highlands and while there, as well as visiting many archaeological sites, I made my way (slowly) up a few mountains. The views you can get on a clear day are breathtaking and even on weather filled days you finish with a… Read more →

Stirling Castle: visiting archaeology in Scotland

A fantastic thing about visiting Europe, whether you are an archaeologist or not, is castles! I love them so much that over the years I’ve been to castles in Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, France, Wales, Scotland, Portugal and Greece. These have varied from overgrown ruins to occupied homes and from small square structures to sprawling complexes. It is great fun to… Read more →

Living the archaeological life: digging on the Isle of Mull

Having recently left the dry golden Alentejo plains of southern Portugal my first morning on the Isle of Mull in the west coast of Scotland was shockingly misty and green! I’m here digging with an archaeological field school run by Heritage and Archaeological Research Practice (HARP) who have been collaborating with the Mull Archaeology Interest Group (MAIG) to investigate the… Read more →