Archaeological Oddities: Science Issue

Archaeological Oddities The Amesbury Archer's Tooth - Copy

This special edition of Archaeological Oddities was made in response to the Open Call for online comics made by the Newcastle Science Comic.

It was hard work condensing the information down onto one page, so I’m hoping that I’ve explained the science OK.

Archaeologist/ artist John Swogger was involved in the Asteroid Belter print comic produced for children visiting this year’s British Science Festival in Newcastle.

More news on our collaboration One Girl goes Hunting, coming soon…

Links to other Archaeological Oddities can be found here.

Lines in a Landscape: Philip Hughes


Philip Hughes exhibition is just drawing to an end at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.

I first came across his work several years ago, and was especially taken with his observation of field systems and archaeological features in the Wiltshire landscape. The exhibition looked at major sites – Avebury, Stonehenge and Uffington. Hughes is notable for the clean lines and colours in his artwork, but what I enjoyed in this exhibition is the feeling of movement. Hughes shows the world we see as we walk through the landscape – a wall seen from above, as you would when crossing a stile, a stone circle seen from odd angles, stones crowding one another.

Standing in front of one of his paintings you can feel the dip and rise of the landscape beneath your feet.

If you can’t make it to one of his exhibitions, then get your hands on his new book which includes more archaeological sites in Wessex and Orkney.

Dr H