All posts by Andrew Parkin

About Andrew Parkin

I am Keeper of Archaeology at the Great North Museum where I am responsible for the archaeology and world cultures collections. I have a particular interest in all things Greek and Etruscan and enjoy traveling to sites and museums whenever I get the chance. I am also fascinated by Greek and Roman architecture and the way it has been used by later architects.

Enigmatic Objects

One of the most pleasurable things about working with the archaeology in the Great North Museum is the sheer variety of material we have in our collections.  I am always learning something new and adding to my own knowledge.  Sometimes,… Read more

Rock Art from Birney Hill

One of the Great North Museum’s most recent acquisitions is a fine example of rock art that was found at Birney Hill near Ponteland during an archaeological investigation.  The sandstone rock, weighing nearly 3 tonnes, is decorated with distinctive cup… Read more