Archaeology, Archaeology Research

Why do I study iron?

I've been doing some reading in an attempt to wrap up my piece on iron smelting chemistry and processes, and I was thinking about why iron is such an interesting subject to study. I think it probably comes down to the juxtaposition between incredible utility and practicality of the metal, and the sheer difficulty and… Continue reading Why do I study iron?

Archaeology, Archaeology Research

Romano-British temple hearths and cold Christian churches

I'm just reading through a 1963 article detailing the excavations at the Romano-British temple site at Brigstock, and I was struck by how much the author┬áreally doesn't want to consider that the hearths on the surface of the floors might actually be contemporary with the shrines. I wonder if it's a Christian thing? I know… Continue reading Romano-British temple hearths and cold Christian churches