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Leighton Buzzard library…

April 18, 2008

…is fab, newly refurbished and last night played generous host to what I hope was a fun evening looking at the Britons, the Romans and the gaps in between. Thanks to everyone who turned up. As usual Dug, who has heard most of it before, left me to do all the talking while he stared at everyone and looked glum. Clearly he and I are going to have to have words about this.

Dug and his brothers can now be seen on Martin Weaver’s website*. (Dug’s the morose one on the left of the middle row.) Martin will be running two more facial reconstruction courses. No doubt these will be oversubscribed, so if you’re interested, get in quick!

Final reminder for the ‘Win a day on a dig’ competition – Tiscali’s closes shortly, and Penguin’s will close at the end of April. I’m looking forward to finding out who’ll be joining us for a day getting dirty on a Roman villa site.

*Later – not any more, sadly.

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2 comments

  1. The Win a day on a dig sounds like a lot of fun. I would be most interested if not quite so far away. I have had the very interesting and fun experience of participating as a volunteer in the excavation of an Indian camp many thousands of years old in southwest Oregon, USA. Amazing how interesting and fun it can be sifting dirt for signs of stone tools, arrow points and ancient fires. A member of the Cow Creek band of the Umpqua Indian tribe was present during the dig along with the archeologist. The discussions along with the dig were memorable. I would recommend the experience to anyone.


  2. Interesting to hear about the involvement of someone from the Umpqua tribe at your dig, Phil – I wonder whether we would see or do things differently here if we had a descendent of the Catuvellauni with us as the remains came to light?

    Come to think of it, we probably do, but none of us knows it…



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