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Population Games and Rorschach Tests September 6, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval
Population Games and Rorschach Tests

Beachcombing had some fun the other day writing about ancient history and population estimates. Last night reading in the ‘wee hours’ he came across another lovely example of this: the insane modern debate about the population of Roman Britain. Now post-war estimates for the population of Roman Britain  have gone as low as 200,000 and […]

Favourite Historical Cities September 3, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval
Favourite Historical Cities

And so it begins… Three hours sleep, arguments about syllabi, a terrifying public-speaking engagement, a walk in the wood (six snakes spotted – an omen?), sleep and stress. In short, the students are back and the cycle of sow/reap/harvest (lesson/field-trip/exam) is starting up once again. They look (as always) like nice kids. But in an […]