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Kim Biddulph talks to archaeologists and authors about the real stories behind the fictional books with archaeology and history as a major component.

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Kim Biddulph talks to archaeologists and authors about the real stories behind the fictional books with archaeology and history as a major component.

    On Raven’s Wing

    On Raven’s Wing

    I talk to Dr Rena Maguire about On Raven’s Wing by Morgan Llywelyn. This book is a retelling of part of the Ulster Cycle, especially the life of Cuchulain, the Hound of Ulster, and the Tain Bo Cuailhge, the Cattle Raid of Cooley. It is mainly set at Emain Macha which is known to be Navan Fort bear Armagh. How much of the story reflects the Irish Iron Age?
    Links

    On Raven’s Wing by Morgan Llywelyn

    Navan Research Group

    Tain online

    Emania Journal

    The Togail

    Kenneth Jackson

    Mallory, James P. [ed.], Aspects of the Táin, Belfast: December, 1992. Contact Navan Fort, as their shop may still have copies

    Contact

    Twitter: @prehistpod


    Guest Twitter: @justrena

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Book of Taliesin

    The Book of Taliesin

    Kim talks to Erin Kavanagh, a poet and geomythologist based in Wales about the old Welsh “Book of Taliesin”, especially the recent translation into English by Gwyneth Lewis and Rowan Williams. How much can we learn about the post-Roman period of Britain from the literature of the time?
    Links
    https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/274601/the-book-of-taliesin/9780141396934
    Contact

    Twitter: @prehistpod


    Twitter: @geomythkavanagh


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Viper’s Daughter by Michelle Paver

    Viper’s Daughter by Michelle Paver

    It’s been two years since we published the last episode, and it’s been ten years since Michelle Paver published the last of her Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series of Mesolithic set books that had started with Wolf Brother. But we’re both back! We kicked off this podcast with Wolf Brother back in 2015 and now I get to talk to the author as she publishes a new book in the series, Viper’s Daughter, that sees Renn, Torak and Wolf journey to the far north and encounter new tribes, new dangers and the last surviving mammoths.
    Links

    Wrangel’s Island Mammoths

    PreHistories Episode 2: Wolf Brother

    Buy Viper’s Daughter

    Michelle Paver on Twitter

    Michelle’s Website: https://wolfbrother.com/


    Contact
    Twitter: @prehistpod

    Find this show on the educational podcast app, Lyceum.fm!

    • 50 min
    Prehistories Promo - Starting Soon on The APN

    Prehistories Promo - Starting Soon on The APN

    Prehistories is back and to celebrate its return, the show goes back to its roots. Kim sits down to talk to Michelle Paver, author of Wolf Brother, who has now relased another book called Viper's daughter.

    Here is a snippet of their chat - stay tuned to the APN for the full episode!

    Twitter:
    @prehistpod

    Links:
    https://www.michellepaver.com/

    • 3 min
    5 Year Message From Kim Biddulph of Prehistories

    5 Year Message From Kim Biddulph of Prehistories

    To celebrate the APN turning 5, we have asked some of our hosts what the network means to them. Kim Biddulph of the Prehistories podcast talks about her experiences of the APN, her show and why podcasts are important part of outreach.

    You can find more info about Kim on Schools Prehistory website and her own website

    • 11 min
    Early Man (film) - Episode 24

    Early Man (film) - Episode 24

    I give Early Man the Prehi/stories treatment with James Dilley, an ancient technology specialist, and Erin Kavanagh, who is interested in how the past is represented whether that's the prehistoric past or the footballing past. The film is just a bit of Aardman fun, of course, but it opens up wider topics for discussion about how the past is discussed. With plenty of political prehistory in the news, where does this fit in? The fact it was storyboarded as far back as 2011 suggests we may be reading a little too much into it...

    • 1 hr 2 min

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