Viva Survivor: A Series

I’ve finally gotten around to writing an end-of-PhD blog series, in which I relate my journey from submitting my thesis to passing my viva and then the following (minor) corrections. My thesis was titled A zooarchaeological study of butchery and bone fat processing among early Neolithic farming societies of central Europe. Catchy, no? I investigated how … More Viva Survivor: A Series

SD 2017 Day 11

Another day of digging today, puncuated as ever with some mild and occasionally intense excitement. Most people are just heading down layer by layer, but in a few squares we have features evolving, including pits and burn zones. Normally when students come up to me clutching some unidentified piece of material it’s either nothing at … More SD 2017 Day 11

SD 2017 Day 10

Is it day 10 already?! I can hardly believe how fast the time is going.  Today for me started with a quick run that I kept under a mile in maximum distance from the hotel, so in the case of storms I could get back sharpish! There had been thunder, wind and golf ball sized … More SD 2017 Day 10