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English Heritage has been engaged in work at Silbury since May 2000 when a vertical shaft originally dug in 1776 re-opened up on the summit. After temporary stabilisation, a major investigative programme revealed further local problems associated with lateral tunnels dug at the base of the hill in 1849 and 1968. After much public debate and scrutiny, a scheme for permanent remedial works was agreed and work was duly carried out between 2007 and 2008.
Illustration for item June 2015: A Reassessment of Archaeological Grey Literature: semantics and paradoxes

June 2015: A Reassessment of Archaeological Grey Literature: semantics and paradoxes

This article by ADS's very own Tim Evans takes a fresh view of unpublished archaeological reports, common in archaeological practice in England since the advent of PPG16. Although these reports are almost ubiquitously referred to as 'grey literature', they are but a facet of a larger corpus of publication and dissemination techniques used by the archaeological community. It is argued that the te... more

This article by ADS's very own Tim Evans takes a fresh view of unpublished archaeological reports, common in archaeological practice in England since the advent of PPG16. Although these reports are almost ubiquitously referred to as 'grey literature', they are but a facet of a larger corpus of publication and dissemination techniques used by the archaeological community. It is argued that the term 'grey' has become synonymous with a liminal status and inferior quality that is in fact contrary to the realities of the increased online publication of fieldwork reports. The article also considers the current upsurge in research projects and academic theses using fieldwork reports, and highlights the necessity t

Illustration for item June 2015: Critical Blogging in Archaeology

June 2015: Critical Blogging in Archaeology

This special volume of Internet Archaeology collects the leading voices of blogging in archaeology to provide a critical examination of informal, online self-publication. This collection of articles is one result of over a decade of digital communication; the confluence of a conversation that grew from a few lonely voices to a tumultuous cacophony. Even so, blogging has had very little scrutiny i... more

This special volume of Internet Archaeology collects the leading voices of blogging in archaeology to provide a critical examination of informal, online self-publication. This collection of articles is one result of over a decade of digital communication; the confluence of a conversation that grew from a few lonely voices to a tumultuous cacophony. Even so, blogging has had very little scrutiny in wider archaeological

Illustration for item May 2015: LoCloud Competition

May 2015: LoCloud Competition

LoCloud is launching an international competition focussing on local heritage and culture. The competition has two strands: My Local Heritage - invites people to explore a favourite place or part of their local history through Europeana and to present their experience online in webpages, a blog or video. My LoCloud Services - invites developers, aggregators and individual cultural institutions... more

LoCloud is launching an international competition focussing on local heritage and culture. The competition has two strands: My Local Heritage - invites people to explore a favourite place or part of their local history through Europeana and to present their experience online in webpages, a blog or video. My LoCloud Services - invites developers, aggregators and individual cultural institutions to showcase their use of LoCloud services. The finalists will be invited to present their entries at the LoCloud final event, which will be held in Amersfoort, Netherlands on 5th February 2016.

Illustration for item April 2015: You(r) Archaeology Competition

April 2015: You(r) Archaeology Competition

The NEARCH Project have just announce the You(r) Archaeology Competition. The competition is aimed at adults and children and asks people to submit drawings, photos, paintings or videos of what they feel archaeology means to them. 60 selected works will benefit of special international visibility including an illustrated publication and an international exhibition and four winners will win a hol... more

The NEARCH Project have just announce the You(r) Archaeology Competition. The competition is aimed at adults and children and asks people to submit drawings, photos, paintings or videos of what they feel archaeology means to them. 60 selected works will benefit of special international visibility including an illustrated publication and an international exhibition and four winners will win a holiday to Rome or Athens.

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