February 28, 2008
He's definitely an ex-druid
The first archaeological evidence for the druids may have been unearthed near Colchester (hat tip to a Celtic Warrior Queen).
Mike Pitts is the journal's editor and an archaeologist. He studied classical Greek and Roman texts that mention the Druids in early France and Britain. The most detailed description, Pitts found, dates to 55 B.C. and comes from Roman military and political leader Julius Caesar.
They really do think like this. No joke.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 28, 2008 06:41 AM
When I was in high school (sometime last Century) I recall seeing a "book from the future" about a dig of "Late 20th Century Artifacts." The story was modeled on Schliemann's work at Troy. The sole image I can still dredge out of my gin & whisky-sodden memory was a drawing of the future-archaeologist's wife (i.e., Sophie) wearing a toilet seat on her head and with toothbrushes dangling from her ears, "worn as the priests of that time did."
That would be David Macaulay's Motel of the Mysteries. It is quite brilliant.