2020: A Year in Review

What a year. To say that 2020 was a challenging year is a bit of an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in different ways, and the difficulties it has created and exacerbated have been felt by many, including myself. The anxieties it created has meant my output last year fell considerably, since my … Continue reading 2020: A Year in Review

Online resources for the Aegean Bronze Age

The Lion Gate at Mycenae via Wikimedia Commons by David Monniaux Now in the final months of MA Dissertation on Climate Change and Hydraulic Construction in Bronze Age Tiryns, I have been thinking about what comes next. I have also been thinking about the accessibility of Aegean Prehistory and what trusted resources are available for … Continue reading Online resources for the Aegean Bronze Age

Research Diary – Pollen Count

Quercus... (Wikimedia Commons) Well, I didn't do anything for two weeks, so I hadn't kept a diary, but this week has been super busy. Because of this I have also decided to stop titling this series by date, because the reality is it quite difficult to be consistent in doing this. Events and Milestones I … Continue reading Research Diary – Pollen Count

Some Plaster Casts at the University of Manchester

The Samuel Alexander building is a home to the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC), it has a wonderful collection of plaster casts of Ancient Greek Art. In this short post I am going to discuss three of the casts and talk about the history and symbolism of the originals and why plaster casts … Continue reading Some Plaster Casts at the University of Manchester

More podcasts for ancient historians and archaeologists

Since graduating at the end of 2019, I have been listening to more and more podcasts about the ancient world, and although I have been returning to some of my old favourites, I have been expanding my horizons and listening to a greater variety. Hellenistic Age Podcast: This podcast is another retelling of the Hellenistic … Continue reading More podcasts for ancient historians and archaeologists

Read and Review: J. Donald Hughes | Sustainable Agriculture in Ancient Egypt (1992)

The study of sustainable agriculture has never been more pressing due to the effects of the Climate Crisis. The Late Donald Hughes did more than most to show that stability and growth can only be achieved when working with the natural environment. This article aims to show that the stability of Egypt was down to … Continue reading Read and Review: J. Donald Hughes | Sustainable Agriculture in Ancient Egypt (1992)

A Year in Review: 2019

2019 has been the first full year that Musings of Clio has been running, and it has given me lots of lessons about how increase my audience and improve my writing. I branched into writing study guides. As well as this, I have started to write about a broader range of topics, including Thrace, Egypt … Continue reading A Year in Review: 2019

Object Study: A Peculiar Mummiform Figure

This is my last post of my series 'Egyptian Society and Culture' as my module has now finished. I have found studying Egypt immensely interesting and has broadened my viewpoint considerably. This post is an object study of a strange object in the British Museum.  The object can also be viewed here. EA63979                                                               1936,0711.3 Dimensions: … Continue reading Object Study: A Peculiar Mummiform Figure

Watch and Review: Shields from Iron Age Britain – Art, Violence and the Body | 17/10/2019 | Matt Hitchcock

On the 17th of October 2019, I had the pleasure of watching Matt Hitchcock (@ArchaeologyMatt) deliver a paper on his PhD topic, this is a review of that presentation. This paper dealt with an extremely interesting topic, though one I wasn’t familiar with. Iron Age Britain was a place where style mattered, and amongst the … Continue reading Watch and Review: Shields from Iron Age Britain – Art, Violence and the Body | 17/10/2019 | Matt Hitchcock