Carly studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at St John's College, Cambridge, before becoming a journalist. Quickly realising she preferred covering history and archaeology stories above all others, she joined Time Team as a researcher, later working for Horrible Histories and helping create an ancient Egyptian-themed computer game. At CA she is responsible for news and book reviews and is always delighted to receive suggestions for either section. Connect with me on Google+

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Feeding the ‘builders of Stonehenge’

A newly opened exhibition at Stonehenge documents the diet of the community thought to have been responsible for erecting the main phase of the monument – including the surprisingly far-flung origins of some of their food.

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Fulham Palace: Full of finds

The CA editorial team loves visiting excavations for the magazine (have notebook, will travel!), but it is a rare treat to go to see a dig in our neighbourhood. Along the river from us, the Fulham Palace community archaeology project has been searching for traces of the former residence of the Bishop of London. Acquired […]

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Edible Archaeology: Must Farm

The excavations at Must Farm have been talk of the town at Historic England HQ, and the world over! To celebrate the incredible Bronze Age discoveries and final press call I baked a Must Farm Mud Cake for the team and submitted it to the Festival of Archaeology’s #archaeobake competition. Celia Knight Historic England This […]

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Edible Archaeology: Vindolanda

This Castellum Francorum was created for the 90th birthday of Frank Brudenell, long time enthusiast of Roman military history and Hadrian’s Wall. It is based on a Peter Connelly plan of the fort of Vindolanda, with all the various types of building differentiated, but with the handy addition of an external bath-house!  Frank is a key member of […]

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Edible Archaeology: Geophysics

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 […]

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Edible Archaeology: Nautical Archaeology Society

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 […]

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Edible Archaeology: Butler’s Field brooch

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 […]

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