Issue: Brit Archaeol (1357-4442) 93

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Title: Brit Archaeol (1357-4442) 93
Year of Publication: 2007
Volume: 93
Number of Pages: 0
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6 - 9
Short items about recent archaeological finds and events, including
on a find of over seventy guns dating to the 1920s and earlier at the site of an old police station in Ipswich, Suffolk
on a row of twelve pits at Crathes, near Aberdeen, which were shown by radiocarbon dating to be over 9,500 years old, although their upper fill was dated to the Neolithic period some 4,000 years later
on a child's leather boot an miniature bible, dated to 1901, found in a chimney cavity in Ewerby, Lincolnshire
short notes on the decision to allow further gravel extraction near the Thornborough henges; on funding withdrawal at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum; and a Roman curse tablet found at Vine Street, Leicester
on the confirmation of Mesolithic dates for a group of cremation burials at Hermitage, County Limerick
Dan J Garner
Tony Wilmott
10 - 15
On the history of the Chester Roman amphitheatre as revealed by a series of excavations, and also on the history of efforts to conserve it.
Martin Smith
Megan B Brickley
22 - 27
On a collection of disarticulated human remains from a Neolithic long barrow in south Wiltshire, excavated in the early-nineteenth century. Re-examination of the remains in 2006 revealed a significant number of breaks located on the crania and faces, of a kind that indicates perimortem injuries, to bones that were radiocarbon dated to the Neolithic. The article also includes a note on the barrow itself.
Andrew J Lawson
28 - 34
The author looks from an ethnoarchaeological perspective at the nomadic way of life of Mongolian herders, and considers the arguments to suggest that the people of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Wessex may have followed a similar lifestyle. In particular he argues that a nomadic existence does not preclude the creation of large, permanent funerary and ritual monuments.
Malcolm Barnes
36 - 37
The author describes an event held by the Boston Spa and District Community Archaeology Group, in which various experiments with flint and stone were carried out, in particular concerning the preheating of flint at different depths below a fire prior to knapping.
Emma Sanderson
38 - 41
The author describes a community experiment involving the construction and demolition of various replicas of ancient stone structures (including a broch and two cairns) in a quarry at Spittal, Caithness.
Caroline R Wickham-Jones
The author looks at how archaeology is represented on non-archaeological websites.
David Gurney
Tim Arnold
Sheila Bullard
The authors describe Norfolk E-Map Explorer, a website which brings together a range of resources, in particular historical maps and aerial photographs, to provide a research tool for study of the Norfolk landscape.
Mick A Aston
44 - 46
The author describes the archaeology of the Isle of Man.
47 - 49
Short obituaries of several archaeologists and people associated with archaeology who died in 2006, including Nick Shackleton; Andrew Sherratt; John Wymer; Robert Carson; David Keen; Leslie Alcock; Jeffrey May; Richard Avent; and David Wilson.
Sebastian Payne
Article describing the use of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) to analyse archaeological evidence that is often fragmentary or poorly preserved.
Paul Holmes
Article by the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on arts, culture and heritage.
Josephine Gist
Angela Piccini
56 - 57
The authors consider the impact of computer-generated imagery (CGI) on archaeological TV programmes, and the risk that the move to high definition television will lead to a reduction in archaeology on television because CGI will become more expensive, due to the higher technical demands of HD.
Don Henson
64 - 65
Ian Hodder
The author reflects on the creative and interpretive aspects of both excavation and writing.