Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Just call me Peter Jackson!


Yes, I am now giving up a life of Archaeology to become a world famous movie director! Here is my first offering to the world, I call it "Lifted". Its a story about a girl. Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, boy ... oh hang on sorry, what I meant to say was ... Girl goes on an archaeological dig, girl camps in a tent for six weeks in the pouring rain, lots of girls and boys dig lots of holes, and then we find lots of nice Roman things! Its a story of fashion, glamour and parties ... well, mud, trowels and parties at least.

There will be many more updates on Caerleon to get everyone up to speed on what I've been doing but you will have to make do with this for now! Oscars here I come, Id like to thank my boyfriend, Jesus ... ok not Jesus, my cat ... and my tolerance of all things muddy. Please don't try and view it full screen as the quality is AWFUL! If you can read the tiny tiny writing then great, you don't need glasses. If you cant read the tiny tiny writing (you may need glasses) but please take a look at the film on my mobile me account (well, my boyfriends mobile me account!) at this address, http://gallery.me.com/john.danter#100032



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Hope you enjoy it, it's my first attempt at making a movie/film/video thingy so be gentle!

Im off to the land of nod now (well after I've got through a few pages of my current read "Roman Britain"). I'm enrolling for the 3rd year in University tomorrow, Freshers Flu here I come!!!

Keep Digging, Archaeology Bee x

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Time for a Quickie!

The Caerleon 2010 dig team, where walls once stood.


Ooooo errrr! Yes indeedy, just time for a quicky update from me. You may (or probably may not) have been wondering where I have been for the past month or so, well the answer is ... Caerleon! Yes, I have been digging part of the Roman Fortress of Caerleon, or Isca as it was then known, which is in South Wales near to Newport. I shall update you on all of the wonderful things we found soon, and no, not just shiney things but lots of amazing archaeology! Just one week left of the dig now, which is a joint dig between Cardiff University and UCL, so that will be 6 weeks worth of hard work that I need to fill you all in on!

Before this I also spent the day digging in Ammanford near Swansea, this was a mote and bailey castle which was subject to a week long excavation to see what remains of the castle. From what I dug during my brief stay the answer appears to be,"not much!" but it was a great oppertunity to have a play in the mud and learn to use the E.D.M a little.

Back to work early tomorrow so Im signing off for now!

Keep on digging!

Archaeology Bee x