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#AskAnArchaeologist Day. Join in then watch THE DIG – Screenplay by Moira Buffini

To mark #AskAnArchaeologist Day, we’ll be watching


Screenplay by Moira Buffini

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

“Buffini is an English dramatist who began writing plays when she was only 14 and has bucked against the traditional (read: white, male) makeup of that world by producing bold and imaginative scripts like the musical, Alice reimagined for the digital age, and a re-gendered Macbeth. In 2003, her West End play Dinner was nominated for an Olivier for best comedy and in 2010 she crossed over into feature filmmaking with her screenplay for the British rom-com Tamara Drewe with Gemma Arterton.

In the subsequent years, she wrote the Jane Eyre adaption starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender and then adapted her own play, A Vampire Story, into the Arterton and Saoirse Ronan fantasy-horror Byzantium. In 2017, Buffini and actress-turned-showrunner Jessica Brown Findlay created and wrote Harlots, a Hulu Original that ran for three seasons and flipped the narrative of London sex workers turning the Red Light District into a space for women to become successful entrepreneurs”.

More HERE   from Valentina Valentini Jan 28, 2021


#AskAnArchaeologist Day on Twitter is an official part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology and is a chance for people from all over the world to ask archaeologists questions, and an opportunity for archaeologists to share their knowledge.

Anyone with access to Twitter can ask a question using the #AskAnArchaeologist hashtag and any archaeologist who has an answer is encouraged to respond.

The idea is based on the hugely successful #AskACurator day, set up by Mar Dixon, which has run for several years on Twitter. The team at National Trust Midlands came up with the idea for the same sort of day for Archaeology, and so #AskAnArchaeologist Day was born.

The first #AskAnArchaeologist day was in 2018 and was very successful. People from all over the world took part with lots of fascinating questions and discussions taking place. There’s nothing too formal about the day and there’s no such thing as a silly question – whatever you want to know about archaeology, ask away and someone will (hopefully) know the answer.

That’s it really! In the meantime, spread the word and get thinking of questions (or polishing up your answers).


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