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Flag Fen: a Concise Archæoguide

Originally posted on Francis Pryor – In the Long Run:
And now for a big digression: I’m moving aside for a guest blogger, my niece Alice Smith, herself an active blogger on the theatre. She has just graduated from Leeds in…

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Michael Wood’s The Story of England

Today I’ve been to the AGM of the Council for British Archaeology, held in the offices of the Royal College of Pathologists in Carlton House Terrace, just down from the Royal Society; the main business was an interesting discussion of … Continue reading

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CBA Weekend: Cornish Mines and Engines, King Edward Mine and the Great Flat Lode

Yesterday was prehistoric, but Sunday in the Council for British Archaeology’s Cornwall weekend started with a series of presentations on the archaeology of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site at the National Trust’s Cornish Mines and … Continue reading

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CBA Weekend: Bodmin Moor: Craddock’s Moor, Stowe’s Pound, Hurlers …

Yesterday is here. Making a slight detour in the journey from my hotel in Newquay to Minions on Bodmin Moor, I drove through the China clay area, passing vast tips of clay waste and lakes filling the holes in the … Continue reading

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A Swamp, a witch’s cave, Jonathan Swift, and dragon’s teeth: a short walk from Farnham

Last weekend I took my eldest daughter to a training session in Farnham in Surrey, I had five and a half hours to fill, so I went for a walk. I prefer a walk either to have a point or … Continue reading

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The British Archaeology Awards winner announced

The winners of the British Archaeology Awards for 2010 have been announced this evening. I listed the shortlist in June. They are seen as a key event in the Council for British Archaeology‘s Festival of British Archaeology. Best Archaeological Project: … Continue reading

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The British Archaeology Awards

Here’s another award – the biennial British Archaeology Awards shortlist has recently been announced. This year the whole thing has been revamped and relaunched to give them a higher profile. The award ceremony will be held on 19 July at … Continue reading

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