Weekend Reading: Living in a Material World

This week I went along to the Launch Event of The Baron Thyssen Centre for the Study of Ancient Material Religion, at London’s imposing Senate House just off Russell Square.     The activities of the new Open University Centre were introduced by the OU’s James Robson, with specifics provided by director Jessica Hughes, Eleanor … More Weekend Reading: Living in a Material World

Weekend Reading: Chocolate and Archaeology

This week’s online entertainment has been the controversy dubbed ‘Cadburygate’ or ‘The Freddo Fiasco’. It was prompted by somebody on social media pointing out that Cadbury’s new marketing campaign for the Easter holidays encouraged children to go out and ransack ancient sites around the UK, on the hunt for ‘real treasure’.     Archaeologists responded … More Weekend Reading: Chocolate and Archaeology