Author Archives: donhenson

About donhenson

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

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: 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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British Archaeological Awards for 2104

Nominations for the 2014 British Archaeological Awards are now open. The 2014 British Archaeological Awards will take place on Monday 14 July 2014 at the British Museum and is one of the key events of the Council for British … Continue reading

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EAA 2013 in Plzen

I’m back now from the European Association of Archaeologists conference in Plzen. It was in a lovely city, small and not oriented for tourism, but with lovely buildings in the old town.The way out to the university was lined with … Continue reading

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Painful heritage

I had a recent trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. There was much to think about at both sites. Both represent very painful heritage, a history of barbarity and industrial killing on an unimaginable scale. Part of me went round both sites responding … Continue reading

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