Filed under Neolithic

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

Archaeology Outreach at Wilderness 2015

Archaeology Outreach at Wilderness 2015

As part of our festival tour in 2015 we returned to the golden Oxfordshire countryside for Wilderness festival. This year’s event did not disappoint and we were dazzled by sets from Bjork, George Clinton, Ibibio Sound Machine and Nils Frahm. One thing Wilderness strives to do each year is to provide exciting and innovative workshops, … Continue reading

The Bryn Celli Ddu Rock Art Project 2015

The Bryn Celli Ddu Rock Art Project 2015

This community archaeology project, based on Anglesey, will centre on the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape — with a particular focus on a rock art outcrop located in a nearby field that has not been excavated scientifically. The site comprises a substantial natural outcrop, lying west of Bryn Celli Ddu tomb. The outcrop has several recently … 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

Dealing with the Dead @ Tinkinswood

Dealing with the Dead @ Tinkinswood

What is the relevance of a visit to a 6000 year old burial monument to a festival ‘for the living about dying’?  Personal reflections on the professional and emotional bond between human remains and archaeologists Tinkinswood is a long barrow with chamber, giant cap stone and earthen mound and was built around the thirty-seventh to … Continue reading

The Mind in the Cave

The Mind in the Cave

We kicked off our spring season at the Barbican and Wellcome Wonder Street Fair at the  British Festival of Neuroscience London (7th – 10th April) with ‘The Mind in the Cave’. This is a dynamic, hands on (but eyes off) activity – conceived by the artist Paul Evans – that allows participants of all ages to engage with the … Continue reading

Going Wild at Wilderness this weekend

Going Wild at Wilderness this weekend

Guerilla Archaeology will be performing at the Secret Forum, Wilderness Festival at 20.25 Friday 7th August. Come and listen to us as we draw on thousands of years of experience to bring out the beast in you and breathe new life into Shamanic ideals. British Shamans have been with us since the earliest times and … Continue reading

Neolithic Shamanism?

Neolithic Shamanism?

I’ve been studying the Neolithic period now for more than 8 years, and I really do think that we can observe shamanic attributes in their way of life, from monument building to daily life. In this post I will explore the Neolithic site of Knowth in Ireland. The aim is to show you how shamanism can … Continue reading