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I have been writing for over ten years and as an award-winning writer my articles
on archaeology have been published in magazines as diverse as The Dalesman and I
contribute regularly to the children’s magazine, Aquila.
Let me give your readers a new outlook - archaeology is all around us and, while
we cannot share our ancestors’ time, we do share their space ...
I can help your readers to see that we are part of on-going history; we are shaping
the future just as our ancestors shape the past.
Archaeology not only matters as it tells us who we are and how we are influenced,
It’s also fun, eye-opening and gets us out in that fresh air.
Click here for a full leaflet of available NADFAS talks. They include Pompeii, its
stunning frescoes, Roman villas, gods, their concept of beauty, the Ancient civilisations
of the Mediterranean, Prehistoric art ... and many more. Be amazed at what archaeology
can tell us of the ancients’ hopes and fears as they lived lives that make us contemplate
Study Days available, exploring a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman art
and how they still influence us today.
Trips and multi-day Tours can be arranged in the UK and Europe
Contact me by emailor tel. 01423 203516 Mob 07860 637301 to discuss your requirements,
dates and fees.
10 weeks £110 per person (ie. £11 per session per person)
(Brackets) denote number of weeks per course.
Roman Ruins - How to know what to look for 1 day/3 sessions
Greek Ruins - How to know what to look for 1 day / 3 session
A Mediterranean Tour - Not just a load of old stones (10) Focussing on the archaeology
of ncient sites
Ancient History of the Mediterranean (10) Looking at the Big Picture of ancient
Greek and Roman Art & Artefacts: (16) (2 terms) A studied look at each of the media
(pottery, glass, metalwork etc) that make up the archaeology of the ancients. The
beauty and skill will astonish you.
Illustrated History of Rome from the Foundation to the Fall (10) More Roman history
than archaeology but an excellent grounding for future courses/study.
Perfect for local courses & society/group courses. Several courses are ongoing.
Contact meto start up or join a courses at a venue near YOU!
On board the Aegean Odyssey - another great success
‘The Muddy Archaeologist’ is also the archaeology host for the following
Saga Special Interest Archaeological Holidays
Ancient Wessex 29th June - 3rd July 2015
Pompeii 30th Sept - 7th October 2015
Pompeii 7-14th October 2015
Tunisia 20th-29th October 2015
Contact me to arrange a day trip for your group/society to ancient sites such as
Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda, Bath, a Roman villa or two, prehistoric sites ... and
maybe their related museums too,
Or to have a guided tour of the dawn of Western Civilisation as we travel through
the Greek and Roman galleries. 11/11.30am - 5pm, allows for arrival & return by
train from many locations in England.
or Tel. 012423 203516 Mob. 07860 637301 for details
Visiting the Past Tourscan take you and your society/group on a thrilling and engrossing
narrative that lasts for a couple or days or up to 10 days or more. Archaeological
sites, visits to ongoing digs, evening lectures/briefings, illustrated handouts ...
It’s not just a guided tour, it’s a visit into the past!Prehistory, Greek, Roman,
Medieval, Monastic, Knights Hospitallers .... Many specialisms catered for.
My passion is to combine my practical experience and knowledge with my expertise
in Ancient History and Prehistory in order to inspire and enable people to enjoy
and relate to the sites they visit and to see, understand and enjoy the archaeology
that is all around us. The Muddy Archaeologist digs deeper to bring colour and depth
to our lives today.
After graduating in Latin and Ancient History and working in BBC TV, I moved on to
writing about and presenting ancient history, Latin and archaeology. I have spent
over a decade contributing to local archaeology projects, prepared and co-led the
hugely successful Iron Age Nidderdale Community Archaeology Project, lectured on
archaeology to diverse audiences and on tours, and have dug at major sites of international
importance (eg. Vindolanda, Star Carr, Oplontis).
We all need a helping hand to get a grip on the vast range and depth of Archaeology.
Community Archaeology is all about people from all walks of life getting closer to
I can help to set up, run and present your Community Archaeology Project, whether
it be a new, proposed Project or a well-established group. Let me help you and your
volunteers to get the most from your archaeology, and to share the context, relevance
and excitement with your wider audience too. Dig deeper with the Muddy Archaeologist!
If you’d like to see something of my work within community archaeology, read the
paper on my presentation to the CBA (Council of British Archaeology) and/or watch
the video by clicking on the image on the left.