Days of(f) archaeology

I’ve posted twice before, in 2013 and 2016, both times taking a break from work to write about what I was up at that moment, on the actual Day of Archaeology. This year however I was on a train heading up to the Lake District for a long weekend away from my job as one of two archaeologists for the South East region of CITiZAN (the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network). And thinking about how days off archaeology are still nearly always days of archaeology, something most, if not all, archaeologists would agree with.

Holiday reading

No 7 lipstick on the path at Yew Crag Quarries, above Honister Hause

The cairn on High Spy. Was it once intentionally shorter and squatter, or did the top fall and get replaced?

A window within a window. Keswick