Tag Archives: Kapunda

Geophys at dawn

As dawn broke a  few weeks ago, four archaeologists approached Baker’s Flat, near Kapunda. Our mission – to carry out a geophysical survey of part of the site. The picture below shows the first line we recorded.  Kelsey’s starting the ground penetrating radar, and … Continue reading

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Come on you boys in green

Given the continuing success of the Irish team in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, it seems timely to look at cricket in the old days. In Ireland, for a period in the nineteenth century, cricket was the most widely played … Continue reading

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Hawthorn (no, not the AFL team)

The hawthorn, also known as the may, whitethorn, and in Irish sceach gheal, is a significant sacred tree in Irish folklore. Known for its general protective powers, a hawthorn was often planted near houses to keep witches away. It was known … Continue reading

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Into the field

So what does one need for a field trip anyway? For a reconnaissance trip, not one to get dirty on, more like having a little look round. And in a field that’s not too far from a coffee shop. Start … Continue reading

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