Ancient Identities Today
IRON AGE, ROMAN & EARLY MEDIEVAL HERITAGES
Exploring how Iron Age, Roman and Early Medieval pasts of England, Scotland and Wales are called upon today by different stakeholders, and situating this understanding in an international context.
A couple of weeks ago the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) came to Durham. In addition to the usual sessions, there were four on-site lectures by various specialists. I joined Coach D, heading for the Hadrian’s Wall forts of Housesteads (Vercovicium)...
The need to belong to a place is a strong human urge, but modern life often requires mobility. Roman and Iron Age people in Britain faced similar issues. Can we see this in the places they created, and how are we influenced by our own attachments to the landscape?
What do a Chinese mummy, a Roman silver hoard, the game of golf, punk culture, and Queen Boudica have in common? Today, the brightly coloured patterns of tartan weaves are a fundamental element of the national, ‘Celtic’ identity of Scotland and, to a lesser extent, of Ireland…
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ABOUT OUR HUMAN PAST & ITS CONTEMPORARY HERITAGE.
You can join the project team and help us analyse web data of different kind, ranging from videos to newspaper articles. Have a go on the MicroPasts crowdsourcing website and tell us what you think about the project on the forum.