Author Archives: donhenson

About donhenson

I am freelance consultant archaeologist specialising in public archaeology, interpretation, education and the media.

Long Lost Family

I’m a sucker for watching Long Lost Family. I’m adopted myself and to see others like me finding their birth families really affects me. I’m not a crier. Never have been. My adoptive mother says I never cried as a … Continue reading

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Love the EU

Sorting through old storage and came across a front page from The Independent, 21 March 2007 – 50 reasons to love the EU – 1) The end of war between European nations. 2) Democracy is now flourishing in 27 countries … Continue reading

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Running away from the modern world

I’ve always been politically engaged and concerned to be active in the world. But – I now feel like running away and hiding. Why? Because we are heading into a dark, uncertain and scary future, guided by politicians who are … Continue reading

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Referendum blues

Trying to understand who voted Leave and why – here are data from a survey by Lord Ashcroft of 12,000 people who voted: http://lordashcroftpolls.com/2016/06/how-the-united-kingdom-voted-and-why/. It makes frightening reading. They are older, poorer, ill-educated and less in tune with the modern … Continue reading

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So that was 2014

2014 – a new start So, what did 2014 bring? I began a new chapter in my life – going back to university to do a PhD (again: and before you ask, I did one in 1983-88 but never submitted … Continue reading

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Archaeology and the modern condition

Some reading for my PhD left me once again inspired. A piece by Sir Grahame Clark in 1943 on what archaeology could contribute to school education after the war. Clark, J G D 1943 “Education and the study of man”, … Continue reading

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A student again!

So, today I begin life as a student again. I begin my PhD research on public perceptions of the Mesolithic at York University under Nicky Milner. It really is exciting. The topic is set by Nicky – it’s a collaborative … Continue reading

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