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Building the castle walls

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The most important factors to be taken into consideration when building a castle were that it should be able both to resist attack and to withstand a siege for.

A cross-section through the castle latrine shaft

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A late 13th-century castle had no separate keep. Instead, one of the towers was much grander than the others and contained the bedchambers for the lord and his.

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Life in post-Roman Britain: Fast and Furious

Life in the Early Medieval Period was difficult. As has been seen in previous posts, there was a very limited and often misinformed view of the human body and disease. As cities had gro…

The Palaeolithic | The clan. People believed that the land and the animals all had spirits, thus they would "communicate" with these spirits through the shaman.

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The Palaeolithic Period, or Old Stone Age, describes the time between the first use of simple tools by early human-like creatures (about 3.3 million years ago).

Modern rendering of The Din Lligwy Ancient Village, North Wales. 3-4 century AD. From excavation, it seems that the round structures were probably houses and the rectangular ones barns or workshops.
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Birds of Rhiannon

Modern rendering of The Din Lligwy Ancient Village, North Wales. 3-4 century AD. From excavation, it seems that the round structures were probably houses and the rectangular ones barns or workshops.

Le Moyen-Age

Le Moyen-Age succède à l'Antiquité. Cette période a duré plus de mille ans : de 476 à 1492. On retient de cette époque une organisation féodale de la société, c'est-à-dire que des...

Cutaway Biblical home

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Medieval house in East Sussex

The final cutaway drawing. I leant heavily on my various colour studies of Bayleaf Farmhouse to create this final version, my first cutaway drawing since leaving my ful ltime job. At the heart of the household is the open hall, with a fire on the floor and smole allowed to escape through the roof and open windows. To the left of the hall are the buteery towards to the rear, for storing things in barrels (or butts) and where, in my drawing, butter and other dairy things are made and stored…

Mesolithic Exmoor - Anne Leaver

Mesolithic Exmoor - Anne Leaver

Australopithecus attacking a herd of baboons by Rudolf Freund
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Dinosaurios de Hollywood 1920-1940

La Gran Depresión y las guerras mundiales también dejaron herida a la Paleontología. Por ejemplo, los bombardeos destruyeron vali...

Homo antecessor de Atapuerca | érase una vez Niels H. Abel y Evariste Galois

Homo antecessor de Atapuerca

Reconstrucción de Homo antecesor, digitalizada/3D/Ferran Gerhard – Xavier Cáliz El modelado kárstico de la Sierra de Atapuerca se caracteriza por la escasez de formaciones en la superficie (e…

Ancestors of the past.

Ancestors of the past.

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'Best Bronze Age settlement ever found in UK': 3,250+yo settlement preserved remarkable record of ordinary life -- Sott.net

Most likely, a raiding party torched the village. Flames raced through the wooden roundhouses so quickly that the inhabitants fled without their belongings. The scorched remains, perched on stilts, eventually collapsed into the river below....

The Neolithic Sanctuary at Avebury in the 3rd Millennium BCE by Judith Dobie
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Mesolithic Camp, Conjectural Location This view shows a detail of a Mesolithic settlement and what activities these ancient people did in order to survive. This search for food forced these early inhabitants to move around depending on the seasons. Evidence of their existence is found in some excavated settlements, where their huts and middens (rubbish heaps) show how they sheltered and fed.

Mesolithic Camp, Conjectural Location This view shows a detail of a Mesolithic settlement and what activities these ancient people did in order to survive. This search for food forced these early inhabitants to move around depending on the seasons. Evidence of their existence is found in some excavated settlements, where their huts and middens (rubbish heaps) show how they sheltered and fed.