Bunny Waring

Bunny Waring

Field Archaeologist since 2001. Interdisciplinary researcher, educating students in the field, online & in the classroom.
See www.archaeologygrrl.com for resources, excavation journals and research.

Location England, UK.


  • This is a genuinely great idea. A lot to think about, thank you.

  • I want to be confident as I teach in a lot of different ways to a wide range of students from Archaeological post-graduates in the field, to the general public online and foundation year in the classroom. It is important that the passion I have for teaching Black history translates correctly to my understanding of what non-black students need to know and what...

  • Also, as a child I remember learning (from my African teacher) about African communities and to this date it is one of the main things I remember about that school year. It fascinated me and I was so happy to be learning about something new. I moved a lot and must have done the war of the roses, WW1 and Romeo and Juliet more times than I can remember. All...

  • Excellent perspectives in these videos. In my personal outreach and my professional institution, there have been various changes. My outreach has pushed for changes in the curriculum for some time, but the institutional changes have come about because of the BLM movement. There is a lot of fear about virtue signalling but to overcome this a call was put out to...

  • Excited to get started!

  • These are important observations. It is possible that the seats were softened with cushions (wealthy) and straw or grasses (poorer).

  • Vastly expensive! One of them went up for sale. The inside of the building has been renovated to a high standard so you get the beautiful ruined facade and a comfortable living space internally. Right in the heart of Rome.

  • It is an uneasy topic for sure. Clearly a fascist agenda and connecting himself to the heritage of the land, but despite these nationalistic and dramatic interventions, the heritage itself benefitted from some of these movements. Sadly, only the monuments of Roman date and ones of interest to the dictator were spared so much was also destroyed. Including...

  • Food for Thought: What are the benefits and issues with using ancient places of entertainment to show new productions and events?

  • This is the third F1 comment I have seen - I highly approve!

  • So glad you feel this way! Thank you for the feedback.

  • Roman F1! Now I like that idea!

  • Actually some of the richest men known from the ancient world were indeed chariot racers. Prize money would have come from entry fees for participants and wealthy patrons who would have been able to advertise the fact they had provided this.

  • You're quite right and it is not so different from today's political tactics. Classic Misdirection is potent. Consider the COVID news in the UK for example. Immigration. Teachers Strikes. Young People. A case study (Manchester). Society as a whole. This is a very common pattern of blaming and scapegoating everytime something major happens. You can track and...

  • Yes indeed, before Imperial power had even been fully formulated.

  • Indeed and what an impact this would have had.

  • Me neither!

  • Augustus commissioned this during his life and was designed to have enough room for him and his descendants. Note the similarity to Etruscan burial mounds....

  • @CristinaMasnata A nice idea!

  • @GrantReader Good to know!

  • @BruceArden It is true that there are different types of brickwork. These change from province to province and through time also. So actually noticing the thickness, style and material of Roman brickwork can be really important in dating a wall.

  • @SéamasÓLabhradha Thank you for sharing this.

  • Some wonderful answers here. Well done and thank you for sharing.

  • How we will all relish our museums again when they re-open!

  • Really interesting! Thank you for sharing!

  • Are there any areas you feel particularly attached to that are near you?

  • Carla are there any areas near you that you feel particularly attached to?

  • Very glad to hear this Jim! I highly recommend getting a copy of Amanda Claridge's Archaeological Guide to Rome too. It is a fantastic book with plans ancient and modern and good directions on foot.

  • Yes indeed. Unless of course you were invited inside... Which parts of the house you were allowed to see was very much connected to your statue and favour and I suspect being able to recall what a wealthy patron's garden was like, was beneficial to both the viewer and the patron.

  • If you enjoyed Pompeii and are interested in water management I highly recommend Ostia as a point of interest. A fantastic site near a river and on the coast...

  • Sounds like a great project for a Desk Based Assessment (DBA). I imagine it is a little of both, but it would be interesting to see why they changed or remained.

  • @JenniferWearne Do you have any other historical sites you are particularly curious about?

  • Food for Thought: Are there still taboos in talking about and dealing with death today? does this differ between cultures and generations? How would you mark your Roman burial?

  • Which of these recipes would you like to try the most?

  • I imagine it was a marmite situation, but definitely a cultural product of Roman society. whether everyone liked it is hard to say but it was recognised as being characteristically 'Roman'.

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    Food for Thought: Which of these recipes will you try? What do you expect them to taste like?

  • I am also writing two papers on bread in the Roman world Diane if that appeals?

  • For those of you who enjoyed these interviews, we highly recommend Prof. Kruschwitz's blogs and projects which can be found at the links below. A variety of articles, videos and translations of ancient monuments, writings, funerary markers and poems.

    https://thepetrifiedmuse.blog/ - An utterly idiosyncratic view of the world, ancient and modern, with Peter...

  • Food for Thought: Think of your local areas of residence both urban and rural. Is there any evidence for a) Roman settlement and/or b) later Roman influence? Consider the architectural styles, the street layouts, the facilities and building types.

  • Very glad to hear this!

  • Did it change your perspective of ancient Rome at all?

  • Have we all managed to access this now?

  • Food for Thought: walking around the models, what strikes you most? Are there any factors you were surprised by?

  • @SusanLeyden We are very happy to hear this - Many thanks!

  • @NinaPinkerton Thank you for your kind words! they are much appreciated and help us to improve!