• Archaeology

    My Time With the Bamburgh Research Project

    For many students, a career in archaeology starts with watching Time Team, then a few years studying archaeology in their textbooks, but then one finally steps into a trench in their first archaeological dig. In June 2022 I, and other students, joined the team of the Bamburgh Research Project at Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle towers over a wide, white sand beach and overlooks the Farne Islands – including Lindisfarne. Dogs run back and forth on the beach, catching sticks and diving on the waves. How they don’t freeze, I don’t know. First settled 3000 years ago, the castle saw Kings and Queens come and go. Currently, it is in the…