M. W Pitts, ed., (2008). Brit Archaeol (1357-4442) 101. York: Council for British Archaeology.

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Brit Archaeol (1357-4442) 101
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British Archaeology
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101
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Mike W Pitts
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Council for British Archaeology
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2008
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18 Jun 2008
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Mike W Pitts
6 - 9
Various short items on archaeological news, including
6
on evidence from the excavation of an early Saxon cemetery in Covent Garden
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on a study of flint spearheads from Beedings, West Sussex, found in 1900 and now dated by thermoluminescence to around 31,0000 BP, and the recent survey and excavation of the original site
9
on the dating of two shofarot (Jewish ritual horns), found in nineteenth-century London, to AD 1680 or later
Martin G Bell
12 - 17
The author describes the wide range of archaeological evidence from all periods of prehistory to be found in the intertidal sediments of the Severn Estuary, and discusses the potential threat to this evidence from the proposed Severn tidal barrage.
18 - 27
Discussion on the proposition that a Copper Age existed in the British Isles at around 2450--2150BC, between the Late Neolithic period and Early Bronze Age -- a period which featured the construction of Silbury Hill; the last stages at Stonehenge; the first metals, copper and gold; and Britain's largest flint mine, at Grime's Graves. The article canvasses the views of archaeologists and scientists, in untitled contributions by Stuart Needham (pages 19 and 22); Volker Heyd (page 24); Mike Parker Pearson (page 25); Mandy Jay and Janet Montgomery (page 26); and Alison Sheridan (page 27).
Sebastian Payne
28
On the need for proper care and management of upland peats, in terms of both archaeological and environmental conservation.
Mike Heyworth
30 - 31
On the importance and value of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, currently under threat from major funding cuts by the British government.
Gary Lock
36 - 37
The author describes the difficulties involved in obtaining access to records of several commercial archaeological fieldwork projects carried out to the west of Marcham in Oxfordshire, over the same time period as a University of Oxford excavation in the same area. The apparent failure of many commercial archaeological organisations to use online resources such as Oasis, and the problems around the publication of grey literature generally, are discussed.
Greg Bailey
38 - 39
The author discusses Bonekickers, a new TV drama series shortly to be broadcast, based around a team of archaeologists and the solving of a historical mystery in each episode.
Mick A Aston
40 - 43
As part of the 'Mick's Travels' series, the author describes the medieval inscribed stones and early monastic sites of Glamorgan, and discusses the evidence from some of them which suggests continuity between Roman villas and early Christian sites. Includes
42 - 43
introduction and itinerary of the most noteworthy archaeological sites in the former county of Glamorgan
Helen Wickstead
44 - 49
The author discusses the role of drawing in archaeological fieldwork, and describes a project which involved visual artists with a particular interest in drawing working alongside archaeologists on a series of excavations in the Stonehenge area in 2007, and providing their own interpretations of the experience. The article briefly describes the work of each of the artists -- Mark Anstee, Rebecca Davies, Leo Duff, Brian Fay, Julia Midgley, and Janet Hodgson.
52 - 53
Articles on websites of interest to archaeologists and those with an interest in archaeology, including
Caroline R Wickham-Jones
52
websites about archaeological fiction
Harold Smith
53
on the potential for small organisations offered by web technology
Mike Heyworth
64 - 65
Report on the CBA's involvement in the 2008 National History Show at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London, and discussion of the way forward for future public events focusing on archaeology.
Neil MacGregor
66
The Director of the British Museum talks about the roles played by the museum in relation to archaeology, the Portable Antiquities Scheme, public interest in archaeology, and the interpretation of the past.