Door Stops & Altars

“It’s a funny thing,” Phillip Crummy, then (as now) Director of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, said in a lecture I attended back in the late 1970’s, “how archaeologists often dig up altars but hardly ever find door stops.”

This one is certainly an altar but is everything odd ritualistic?

This one is certainly an altar but is everything odd ritualistic?

Since then, my interest in archaeology has often confronted me with the ways in which the presentation of the past still veers towards the exciting, dramatic, or sensational at the expense of the mundane. This blog explores some of the ways in which archaeologists today are developing (what I believe is) a more representative view of the past and also explores my own interests in the Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean Shipping & Trade.

I’m also blogging my experiences in an on-line learning experience with Brown University.

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