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

Research Diary – 25/05/2020 – 31/05/2020

It's all Greek to me... Refining my MA dissertation has been an ongoing task throughout the year, some of my ideas have already been posted my blog (here, here and here). This week marked the end of my taught units with my last exam (Intensive Greek), and the start of intensive research. This research diary … Continue reading Research Diary – 25/05/2020 – 31/05/2020

Dams and Drainage in Mycenaean Greece

Part of my research into my MA dissertation, I examine some of the amazing feats of engineering that the Mycenaean did in order to adapt to the changing climate. This article is based on the script to my Dissertation presentation.  This first section is going to provide an overview of recent studies of climate change in … Continue reading Dams and Drainage in Mycenaean Greece

Literature Review: Environmental History and the works of J. Donald Hughes

My MA dissertation is going to focus on regional and ecological differences in the Aegean Bronze Age, and as part of my preparations it was necessary to become familiar with some of the seminal works of environmental history. J. Donald Hughes was one of the individuals who helped to popularise the study of the environmental … Continue reading Literature Review: Environmental History and the works of J. Donald Hughes

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)

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

Read and Review – Dr Katharina Zinn | Literacy in Pharaonic Egypt (2018)

For this week’s task I have to review Katharina Zinn’s article ‘Literacy in Pharaonic Egypt: orality and literacy between agency and memory (2018)’ in 250 words. I include her abstract below: “The article presents a new conceptual framework for understanding literacy in ancient civilisations to conceptualise ‘literacy’ more broadly as a cultural and social practice. … Continue reading Read and Review – Dr Katharina Zinn | Literacy in Pharaonic Egypt (2018)