Tags: archaeology


Time Team

Well, there's a distinct possibility that I may be talking to Tony Robinson on Time Team tonight. :-)

We entered their photo competition, and I was woken from my hangover this morning by someone calling to say that we might have won and would I mind talking on the phone during the show. Our pic is of Hardknott Roman Fort, halfway up Hardknott Pass in the Lake District. It can be seen as one of their many banners on the Big Roman Dig website. It's not the greatest photo evah, so I can only assume they didn't have a lot of entries. It's a crop of a photo taken around the same time as this one. The picture had to be a very specific size, but I think the severe cropping actually helped the composition:

So assuming that the broadcast isn't the usual chaos, that they manage to get around to me, and that Tony Robinson (or whoever) actually listens to a word I say, I might well be on the phone to them during the show tonight some time EDIT: around 8.20 to 8.30ish. Cor.

I think this is a good thing. A much better thing is the rather nice camera which is the prize. :-)

EDIT: I survived! After all my fretting beforehand they hardly gave me a chance to say much, but it wasn't too scary. It's weird - they ring you a few minutes beforehand and then basically put you on hold, listening to the TV but about 5 seconds ahead of where the broadcast is up to.


All Extreme, No Archaeology

Why is it that C4's Time Team spin-off, Extreme Archaeology, spends a long time watching three attractive women getting to the dig site by the most dangerous means possible, and almost no time on the archaeology?

Wait, I think I just answered my own question...