I have a special love for Time Team.
It’s true, it’s a bit daggy, and I don’t mind who knows it!
For the uninitiated, Time Team is a Channel 4 production (England), running since 1994, in which a ‘a team of specialists carry out an archaeological dig in three days‘. I once wanted to be an archeologist and I sometimes think about going on one of those digging holidays to some random spot in the Middle East where all the interesting archeology is under the sand…
A friend of mine often records episodes for me (it runs on the ABC here). One of my most favourite is the 13th episode of the 2007 season, for the detail-oriented reader. It is about Bodmin Moor.
I am especially enamored with the outline they show of the layout of the village stone houses. I couldn’t figure out a way to do a screen-capture (due to some technological thingy), so instead paused the show on my laptop and traced over the image with a pencil (very softly, no computer screen was harmed).
It’s just so beautiful and evocative.
I think it lends itself to representation in object / jewellery / personal ornament, but the exact expression hasn’t quite come to me yet…