My personal review of 2018
was a fruitful, strenuous and crucial year in my life. I received my second research grant, I conducted my first conference session ever, I got to know and met wonderful people, I visited wonderful places in Denmark, England, Germany, Sweden and I took there numerous photos. Above that 2018 was my first year which I spent nearly in whole in Germany in my lovely Kiel.
In January, I welcomed for the first time ever New Year in wonderful Kiel. On 10th January I visited Archaeozoological Laboratory of ZBSA in Schleswig where I studied fascinating bird bones from Hedeby/Haithabu.
In February, I visited gorgeous old part of Schleswig. I also examined artefacts with bird depictions in the Archaeological Museum Schloss Gottorf in Schleswig.
In May, I discovered and photographed amazing graffiti in Kiel. Above all I visited Copenhagen and Roskilde for the first time ever. I saw there not only old architecture and wonderful places (I København [Bind I], I København [Bind II], I Roskilde) but also captivating museums (I Nationalmuseet, I Zoologisk Museum, I Designmuseum Danmark).
In July, I visited again fascinating Archaeozoological Laboratory of ZBSA in Schleswig.
In August, I had possibility to examine burnt bird bones which were discovered in different parts of Ribe. On 23rd August 2018 I also visited beautiful Ålborg, museums in Fyrkat and captivating Lindholm Høje. During this month I saw also fascinating Zoological Museum of Kiel University (Zoological Museum of Kiel University, In the Zoological Museum of Kiel University [Vol. 2]). This month was also my last which I spent in wonderful Kiel. On 31st August I left this city with heavy heart and many wonderful memories.
November of 2018 was again (in the same month in 2017 I visited Stockholm for the fist time) month dedicated to my visit in the Swedish History Museum. I spent wonderful time in Stockholm not only examining bird bones from Viking Age cremation graves but also seeing old part of this city and fabulous museums (I höstlig Stockholm, I Stockholms museerna igen, I Statens Historiska Museet igen, I Stockholms tunnelbana, I Naturhistoriska riksmuseet).
Last month of this year was special to me. On 18th December I had the honour and the pleasure to be host of the session ‘Beasts, Birds and Other Fauna: Animals and Their Meaning in the Early Middle Ages‘ at 40th Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference at University of Chester in Chester. It was incredible and unforgettable experience not only to conduct this session but also to listen numerous captivating papers on human-animal relations in the Early Medieval Period.