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Skin Deep: Prehistoric Beauty

Skin Deep: Prehistoric Beauty

Would you like to be as beautiful as someone who died thousands of years ago? I thought so! How do you define your look? Do you know where your style of tattoo originated? Would you REALLY have that haircut (if you lived in the distant past)? This year Guerilla Archaeology invites you into our prehistoric … Continue reading

Monument Making: the Glastonbury Stone Circle

Monument Making: the Glastonbury Stone Circle

The Glastonbury stone circle is a recent monument on the British landscape, yet it is one that is visited by huge numbers of people over a very short period of time.  Estimates of the numbers of people gathering at the Glastonbury stone circle are subject to speculation, however with a large proportion of the hundreds … Continue reading

Making Antler Rings

Making Antler Rings

We had the most fantastic time at Glastonbury with our small and handpicked team.  We were lucky enough to be adopted by GreenCrafts, run by Nic and Marie Piper, and got the chance to showcase some of the craft skills we have been learning. What started as a bit of a mad idea – that … Continue reading

Outreach at the Ashmolean Musuem

Always keen to learn and expand our experiences –  when invited to attend LiveFriday@Ashmolean with Wilderness the Guerilla Archaeologists arrived early to put in a few hours exploring the Pitt Rivers Museum (PRM) collection of Shamanic and magical objects. These trips add to our knowledge, provide training for our newest GAs and in this case … Continue reading

Making medicines using deer

Making medicines using deer

A woman is guaranteed never to miscarry if, tied round her neck in gazelle leather, she wears white flesh from a hyena’s breast, seven hyena’s hairs, and the penis of a stag. (Pliny the Elder, Natural History 28.98; translation W.H.S. Jones)  My area of research is Greek and Roman recipes. This may seem a rather … Continue reading

Shamanic Shoppers

Last week the team of Guerilla Archaeologists took shamanism to the shoppers! As part of the Made in Roath project we set up our activities and information in the Queens Arcade shopping centre in Cardiff much to the surprise of the passerby’s who experienced archaeology when they least expected it. Young shoppers enjoyed making antler … Continue reading

Making Antler Head-dresses

Making Antler Head-dresses

We decided to make some antler head-dresses like those based on the ones found at the site of Star Carr, an early Mesolithic site. We explore a general background to these in an earlier post about Mesolithic shamanism. In this post, we will explore in more detail these head dresses, fashioned from the skulls and attached … Continue reading

Shamanic @ Shambala !

Shamanic @ Shambala !

Our last outing as the Shamanic Street Preachers this summer was at the fantastic Shambala Festival 2012, which turned out to be a colourful and imaginative weekend – it was such a friendly festival, everyone was smiling and the atmosphere and general ambiance was really happy… The beautiful grounds at Kelmarsh Country Estate, a huge … Continue reading

Shamanic Street Preachers meet the Green Man

Shamanic Street Preachers meet the Green Man

Last weekend Guerrilla Archaeology braved the rain and mud (oh the mud) to bring our tent to the Green Man Festival, set in the gorgeous Glanusk Park in the shadow of Crug Hwyel Iron Age hillfort. This was our second visit to the festival, and this time we brought the shamanic theme that had been … Continue reading