Carnival Round Up

In archaeology reading, the latest 4 stone hearth blog carnival is up at ‘Wanna be an Anthropologist’ , while Geoff Carter is currently hosting the latest ‘When on Google Earth‘.You can keep up with the WhenonGE slots at the facebook group here.

Of Geoff and his blog ‘Theoretical Structural Archaeology’, WBAA has this to say:

‘I recently took a seminar on the ancient built environment, so I was immediately intrigued by Theoretical Structural Archaeology. The sad part for me is that I didn’t have time to even read post #30 before I pulled all of this together, let alone posts one through twenty-nine (which are all intended to be read in order). This is no fluffy blog with a few tidbits from Geoff Carter’s work– it IS his work. He is using his blog as the primary vehicle to further his research and share it with us.’

We’d wholehearthedly agree – Geoffs blog provides a great deal of food for thought,  is well researched and well presented. The great thing about the TSA blog, and many of the other blogs linked to in the 4SH blog carnival is that the writers continue to share the fruits of their research and fieldwork.

Meanwhile in Nature blogs there’s the Carnival of the Blue no. 25 – Celebrate World Oceans Day – at blogfish, I and the Bird no. 102 at The Birder’s Lounge and Friday Ark no. 247 at the Modulator.

Nature Blog network is a great place to keep up with all the best environmental and nature related blogs and regularly updates readers of it’s blog on nature blog carnivals.

N8 has a request at NBN:

‘And a simple request from your humble host.  There are loads of nature and science carnivals that I’d love to include here, but I’m not always able to keep on top of them the way I’d like.  Especially so with the somewhat frazzled state of mind that goes along with having a new baby at home.

So this message goes out to you blog coordinators out there, as well as the fine hosts.  If you would be so kind as to please drop me a line at naswick (at) gmail (dot) com when your carnival goes live, I’ll be certain to include it in the weekly roundup.  That way the NBNB will get you the attention you deserve for all your hard work.’

We’ve been extremely busy here at Moore Group over the past month or so and it’s been difficult to find the time to update the blog, so please bear with us. We’ve lots of stuff stored up, including more excavation results, Irish Civil War related items, a few announcements to make and a few great new artefacts to add to our ‘virtual museum’.

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  1. Geoff Carter says:

    Thanks for the plug Dec, Irish postholes rock.
    What do think of my ideas about Navan Fort?
    I’ve spruced it up a bit, I’m sorry I can’t draw, got any more like that – it’s a great building, fit for king, will anyone be interested? I could do a full post on it if there was a demand.
    They are into half naked savages waving things at the moon in England, the concept of elite architecture has passed them by; Navan cannot be a conventional roundhouse it is simply not possible, end of story, and anyone who thinks it is a free standing and ‘ritual’ is clearly structurally illiterate.
    NB. I think the stone blocks came from the building when it collapsed, perhaps the wall, it was built like a brick shithouse.

  2. declan says:

    Hi Geoff – Sorry for the late response but been away doing fieldwork in the lovely sunshine in non-internet land..

    I like your ideas on Emain Macha. Never been fond of the ‘ritual’ interpretations of anything in this office to be honest and would enjoy reading more of it..


  3. Al says:

    Interesting blog and an assortment of interesting information in the sidebars.

  4. Geoff Carter says:

    Hi Dec
    Something that has concerned me is my use of ‘Navan Fort’, and your use of ‘Emain Macha’, please excuse my ignorance, but I am a crass and insensitive English archaeologist, but what is the correct way of dealing with this issue?
    And is it an “issue” that I should be sensitive to?

  5. declan says:

    Hey Geoff – Rest easy – I wouldn’t worry too much about it. As long as you don’t use the ‘British Isles’ phrase we won’t be bothered.

  6. Geoff Carter says:

    Thanks Dec,
    Very good point; would probably use “British Isles” without a second (imperialist)thought – I take it “Britain & Ireland” is best.

  7. declan says:

    See here Geoff…

    There’s a long ongoing debate on this on wikipedia…

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