Welcome to the blog of archaeologist and chocolate obsessive Professor Howard Williams. I research and teach archaeology at the University of Chester, where among my duties I’m programme leader for the MA Archaeology of Death and Memory.
The blog aims to focus on new ideas and discoveries in the world of archaeology. Posts will focus specifically on my research interests in mortuary archaeology and archaeologies of memory as well as archaeological heritage, the Middle Ages, public archaeology and contemporary archaeology. You will also find some random stuff and some ‘archaeorants’ on topics I think are pertinent to his research.
Note: some entries air preliminary findings and ideas. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn when and how they will reach publication. See his introductory blog entry for more background and the purpose of this blog.
My research explores the archaeology of death, burial and commemoration in Britain and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages, focusing in particular on what have traditionally been called the Anglo-Saxon and Viking worlds. I also research mortuary practices and commemoration in later prehistory, the ancient world and modern times. Also, I occasionally research the history of archaeology and public archaeology.
Find out more about my research by visiting one of the following:
- Howard’s University of Chester website
- University of Chester‘s Online Repository: Chester Rep
- Amazon – Howard Williams Author’s Page
- Project Eliseg on Facebook