Farewell, Long Meg

Hello folks! I hope the first week of 2016 has treated you well. In truth, mines been quite stressful. My final assessment deadline for the Visual Media in Archaeology module was last Thursday and, let’s just say it was down to the wire. But then, last minute seems to be what I do best! Anyway, I think the essay went well, although there were definite improvements that I could have made… but I’ll guess we’ll see how I’ve done in 6 weeks when I get my results.

Despite all that, it marks the end of the module which makes me a little sad. It was certainly one of my favourite modules I’ve studied at York so far, as I expressed in my last blog post. And with that, it’s time to say goodbye to the ‘mini-project’ also. I hope that I’ve succeeded in giving you a small insight into the wonderful site that is Long Meg and Her Daughters, and even inspired some of you to go and check it out for yourselves. I’ve enjoyed looking more closely at a site which I’ve known for so long, yet never bothered to learn much about. In truth, visualising the site was harder than I thought it would be, and I maybe could have done more. But let’s not dwell on what could have been. In all honesty, the ‘mini-project’ has been invaluable in helping me to understand and apply the theories in archaeological visualisation to a real site. And I hope you lovely readers have also found it interesting – maybe even learnt something new! And so, as we say farewell to Long Meg I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite photo’s of the site…

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Don’t forget you can always visit ‘the mini-project’ under ‘Categories’ if you get withdrawal symptoms, and everything I’ve written about Long Meg can be accessed there. Never fear though, this isn’t the end of my blog; I will continue to post regular updates on projects I’m working on and things I’m interested in. And if you’re interested too then watch this space!

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2 thoughts on “Farewell, Long Meg

  1. I learned many things 🙂 Thank you very, very much for sharing your love of this site and of beautiful Cumbria as well. It’s been a pleasure following your posts. You have me thinking in new directions and about things I wouldn’t have encountered otherwise. Your photography is lovely, both here and on instagram. The picture of your hand against the stone in this post is particularly striking. The worked stone, ancient almost beyond imagination, juxtaposed with the vital living present. The gesture itself a reflection of your respect and connection with the people of that time. (not to mention the other aesthetic qualities of the photo, colours and texture, the silver ring and Celtic style)

    I am so happy to know that you will continue wtih the blog even if this project is at an end. I look forward to it very much (The Ҫatalhöyük 2015 Archive Report is on my stack of future reading 🙂 All the best…

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