Here at the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, our 150th anniversary year is now in full swing. We have a series of lectures and exhibitions on the Society’s work planned, including our Anniversary Conference to be held on 10 September. At our recent annual walk, we celebrated our long history with this special […]
To celebrate the Nautical Archaeology Society’s (NAS) 30th birthday, we ran a special ‘Recorder Day’ course at the University of Bristol, the site of the inaugural course 30 years ago. The course focused on recording wrecks, finishing with a session in the pool where the students’ new-found skills were put to the test. The day […]
Tess is an archaeologist, and works with a replica maker, Roland. As a bit of fun, we have been making chocolate replicas from Roland’s moulds. Our version of Mrs Getty’s huge brooch from the Anglo-Saxon grave at Butler’s Field, Gloucestershire (now in Corinium Museum) was moulded from dark chocolate, with edible gold paint. Dr Tess Machling […]
To mark the opening of Oak Furniture Land in Taunton, Cornish cake designers Peboryon were commissioned to create a replica of the Frome Hoard in cake, which was donated to Somerset Museum. Our ‘life-sized’ replica provided 200 servings of delicious carrot cake with orange buttercream. www.peboryon.com This edition of edible archaeology appeared in issue 314 […]
My niece organised a wonderful birthday cake depicting me investigating the archaeology of a rabbit burrow, having turfed out the rabbits and a mole. It came complete with trowel, brush, and finds. Maggie Boxer Newport Pagnell This edition of edible archaeology appeared in issue 313 of Current Archaeology.
This edible Mortarium was baked by one of our Project Officers, Linzi Everett, for the Suffolk Archaeology Christmas party. Made from cookie dough with nuts as the abrasive grits, it went down very well with the usual copious liquid accompaniment! Stuart Boulter email@example.com This edition of edible archaeology appeared in issue 312 of Current Archaeology.
I thought you might like to see a photo of my two birthday cakes, one made by my son and the other by his daughter Amy. They are ‘before and after’ depictions of Stonehenge, with fudge sarsens and jelly bean bluestones. After these had been eaten, we had the Aubrey Holes. Marion Wells This edition […]
This fabulous cake was made by my friend for our Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) branch’s first birthday. I am joint leader, along with Diane Sanders. To celebrate the milestone, we had a trip to Wroxeter Roman City, where I am also lucky enough to work, and we had a wonderful day. I gave a tour round the […]
These are the winning entries of the Great Birmingham Bake-Off, a competition run by Birmingham Museums Trust, seeking the best cakes and biscuits inspired by the Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard. After careful consideration by the hoard conservation team, six-year-old Oscar Paul, from Birmingham, was selected as the winner of the children’s category (right), while Tamra Walter, […]
This year’s 3D Archaeological Society weekend away took us to Anglesey, where we visited some excellent sites including churches, castles, burial mounds, Neolithic villages – and quirky places like St Cwyfan’s, ‘The Church In The Sea’, so called because of the coastal erosion that has left it surrounded by water at high tide. This cake, […]