The Essay – Anglo-Saxon Portraits – Offa, King of the Mercians

Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards discusses Offa, King of Mercia from 757 to 796 AD

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A podcast from the BBC on Offa – king of the Mercians and reputedly responsible for Offa’s Dyke – the second biggest earthwork in Europe. @CoSMMOut


How to be a Landscape Detective: Six Things to Look For On Your Next Walk | OS #GetOutside

Wherever you go in Britain there’s history woven into the landscape around you – in the shape of a field, the wall of a cottage, a standing stone or churchyard, even in the grass under your feet…

Archaeological digs and famous historical locations only uncover part of the picture – there are literally thousands of sites scattered across the country that don’t have tickets and tour guides, but are waiting to reveal their secrets.

Mary-Ann Ochota

Source: How to be a Landscape Detective: Six Things to Look For On Your Next Walk | OS GetOutside

A great guide for those helping monitoring heritage sites (like CoSMM) or simply going for a walk in the country.



A good role-model …especially in today’s world.

Gal Gadot Varsano is an Israeli actress, model and film producer. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. She then served two years in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat instructor, and began studying law and international relations at IDC Herzliya college while building up her modeling and acting careers


The history of geoportal goes back to 2005, when the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography launched the GEOPORTAL.GOV.PL project. The project has been funded under the Sectoral Operational Programme “Improvement of the Competitiveness of Enterprises” 2004-2006.

A brilliant gateway portal to the Geodesy project in Poland.



CCAG is a community action group in Worcester, UK

We are organising a festival next to the Canal next June and are looking for volunteers and stewards from our wonderfully multi-cultural part of the city.
If you are interestedin the group or in volunteering, please get in touch at or where are sharing and caring – money going to charities such as ASPIE‘s (for people with Aspergers) and Tommy Atkins Society.

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Soundscapes in the past

Adding a new dimension to our archaeological picture of ancient cultures

Using GIS to determine soundsheds – similar to viewshed analysis but using audio.

We focused on culturally relevant sounds and how they would have spread throughout the Chacoan landscape. These could be the voices of people, the sound of domestic animals like dogs and turkeys, the creation of stone tools or the sound of musical instruments. Within the American Southwest, these instruments include bone flutes, whistles, foot drums, copper bells and conch shell trumpets.

Soundshed maps reveal that a person standing at either of two neighboring great houses