English Heritage have just announced the important and rare discovery of an early medieval stone inscribed with writing, dating from the 7th century. I was called in by Cornwall Archaeological Unit, who discovered the stone in the summer of 2017, to help enhance the inscriptions. Some of the writing is very faint, and so rather […]
I have now completed my recent work on St Piran’s Oratory on behalf of St Piran Trust and Cornwall Archaeological Unit. It was a challenging task requiring a huge amount of computer resources and time, with colleagues at Archaeovision helping when my computer broke down, but I am pleased with the results. Here is a short […]
It’s been a busy time for me recently, with much of my recent work focussing upon historic photographs and photogrammetry. I have been working with the Morrab Library in Penzance to build a digitisation facility so that they may begin, with a volunteer workforce, to scan their wonderful collection of historic photographs. There are about […]
For the last couple of weeks, and on St Piran’s Day itself, I have been helping out with the Uncovering St Piran’s Oratory project. Organised by St Piran Trust and run by Cornwall Council Historic Environment Service the project aims to uncover as much of the (potentially) early medieval structure to assess and record its condition. […]
I am delighted to announce that I am now a consultant for Archaeovision, a pan-EU group of experts in the field of archaeological computing. Here’s a summary of what Archaeovision is about: Archaeovision offers innovative solutions to a wealth of problems in the heritage sectors. We can 3D scan your objects, survey your building, investigate […]
The latest issue of the Cornwall Archaeological Society newsletter (no. 133) arrived in the post today. I opened the envelope only to spot my work on the front page. For me this is definitely an honour!
Just to the left of the south porch of Gulval Church, near Penzance in Cornwall, lies a large block of granite. I first came across it on a visit to the churchyard in 2012. However, it really piqued my interest a couple of months ago after reading a short report in Newsletter 132 of the […]
My good friend Rob Armour Chelu has recently set up a new archaeology consultancy, Armour Heritage. One of Rob’s many specialisms is archaeological advice for renewable energy schemes whose developments may impact upon the historic environment. I have set up the bones (if you’ll pardon the appalling pun) of Rob’s archaeology website, and have chosen […]