Council for British Archaeology South-East AGM and Conference

Don’t forget to book your place at the 2014 CBA South-East AGM and Conference! The conference will take place on Saturday 1st November in the Huxley Lecture Theatre at the University of Brighton. Click here for full details of the conference and how to book your place. The theme will be ‘Aspects of Pre-History in…

Mythological Motifs: Tests Set for Men to Win Brides

Thanks to a suggestion from my friend and colleague Chris Collard, I included in my new Dictionary of Classical Mythology an “Index of Recurring Motifs”, so that anyone interested in the subject could easily trace a particular mythical theme through all its manifestations. When I was asked to write this blog, it seemed a good…

Searching for Gold – by Marianne Vedeler

Marianne Vedeler is Associate professor in Archaeology at Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. Her research and publications focus on clothing, style and costume accessories from the Middle Ages. Her latest title for Oxbow Books, Silk for the Vikings, is a study of the production, trade and consumption of silk during the Viking Age….