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Festivals 2017

This summer, Guerilla Archaeologists will be out and about at a number of events, aimed at peaking the public’s interest about the past. We are returning to a number of our traditional haunts, as well as heading off to pastures new. Bryn Celli Ddu, 17th June This celebration of the summer solstice in Anglesey at … Continue reading

Footprints in Time

Thousands of years ago, our ancestors went for a walk and left their footprints behind…… In South Wales there are many seaside sites where both footprints and plant remains have been preserved for centuries.  This combination provides a snapshot of prehistoric life in the now submerged landscapes, and can help us to imagine what may … Continue reading

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

Festival line-up for 2016

Festival line-up for 2016

Another summer beckons the Guerilla Archaeologists out to the fields to dig, to dance and to debate the past in words and in actions. Our event list is shaping up with a couple of confirmed events and a number in planning. Here is a starter list: Parc Le Breos, March 19th. Lunar 3-5 June Tanworth … Continue reading

Exploring a hidden ritual landscape at Bryn Celli Ddu

Exploring a hidden ritual landscape at Bryn Celli Ddu

We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be returning to the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape on Anglesey, for the second season of our public archaeology project this June! The project will focus on the landscape surrounding one of Wales’ famous Neolithic passage tombs – Bryn Celli Ddu, exploring hidden features that have been previously overlooked.  … 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

Making Monuments: Druidic Circles

Making Monuments: Druidic Circles

Recent Stone Circles The recent construction of megalithic monuments, in particular stone circles, within Britain can be traced back to the development of the modern Druidic movement. The antiquarian John Aubrey, who suggested in 1659 that the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge had been built by the Celts as druidic temples. The Irish author, J. … Continue reading

Lunaticks, Sunworshippers and the Green Man

Lunaticks, Sunworshippers and the Green Man

Going Green Between 15th – 18th August, Guerilla Archaeology returned to the Einstein’s Garden area of the Green Man Festival at Glanusk Park near Crickhowell.  Our theme this year was Lunaticks and Sunworshippers, exploring the relationship between prehistoric life and astronomy. Over a warm weekend in the shadow of the Crickhowell hillfort, we showed off Bronze Age bling … Continue reading

24th Century BC Party People

24th Century BC Party People

So what makes a modern British festival? People, music, food, drink, dance and socialising.  Folk are drawn to the event from outside the local areas, they travel with their own temporary homes and set up cheek by jowl with strangers. Festivals are about meeting with different social groups, ‘feasting’ on unusual foods and drinks, taking … Continue reading