British Archaeology banner

Cover of British Archaeology 73

Issue 73

November 2003



Early Christian graves insight at Anglesey dig

Archaeologists fingered by Orwell

Carpenter's tools found-3,000 years later

Shipping news

Tor tower story

Camp sites

Couch archaeology

In Brief


Lasers at Stonehenge
Tom Goskar shines new light on ancient carvings

Invisible paintings
Bruno David studies Aboriginal art with digital technology

Frances Healy & Jan Harding on one of the UK's largest digs

Enamelled bowl
Exclusive details of a significant new Roman find


Copperas, chess board, steam power, TV, ancestors


George Lambrick on a modern place for volunteers

Peter Ellis

...doubts if many of us could light the fire that started it all


Figuring it Out by Colin Renfrew

After the Ice: a Global Human History 20,000-5,000 BC by Steve Mithen

Early Medieval Settlements: the Archaeology of Rural Communities in North-West Europe 400-900 by Helena Hamerow

CBA update

favourite finds

A Roman silver cup and a lady in a basket. The amphorae that reminded Tony Rook of bombing-up.


ISSN 1357-4442

Editor Mike Pitts

Issue 73 November 2003



All the latest archaeology news from around the country.


The Stonehenge Lasershow

They were created nearly 4,000 years ago and rediscovered in 1953. Yet 50 years on they still have not been recorded or studied and are rarely seen. In an exclusive for British Archaeology, Thomas A Goskar, with Alistair Carty, Paul Cripps, Chris Brayne and Dave Vickers, search for the lost Stonehenge carvings.

Colourful Past

Bruno David, Ian McNiven and John Brayer use standard computer software to reveal ancient rock paintings in the remote north of Australia.

Raunds: From Hunters to Farmers

The earlier prehistoric results of one of Britain's largest archaeological field projects will be published in 2004. Frances Healy and Jan Harding preview for British Archaeology.

Dish Fit for the Gods

Shortly after we go to press, the discovery of a unique bronze vessel will be announced. Hailed as the most significant Roman find yet made under the Portable Antiquities Scheme, it is of great artistic, technological and historical importance. Mike Pitts and Sally Worrell, with exclusive photographs by Stuart Laidlaw, provide British Archaeology with the first inside report on this very special object.


Views and responses.


A new survey shows people are unhappy that archaeology has become too 'professional'. But, asks George Lambrick, are volunteer opportunities really so bad?

Peter Ellis

Our regular columnist.


All the latest books on archaeology in Britain reviewed.

CBA update

Campaigns and reports from the CBA.

favourite finds

A Roman silver cup and a lady in a basket. Tony Rook has fond memories of amphorae in a garage and getting muddy in Welwyn

Please use the lefthand menu to navigate this issue of British Archaeology

Please use the righthand menu to access Briefing, other issues of British Archaeology or return to the CBA homepage

CBA web:

British Archaeology

Jan/Feb 2005
Mar/Apr 2005
May/Jun 2005
Jul/Aug 2005
Sep/Oct 2005
Nov/Dec 2005
Jan/Feb 2006
Mar/Apr 2006
May/Jun 2006
Jul/Aug 2006
Sep/Oct 2006
Nov/Dec 2006
Jan/Feb 2007
Mar/Apr 2007
May/Jun 2007
Jul/Aug 2007
Sep/Oct 2007
Nov/Dec 2007
Jan/Feb 2008
Mar/Apr 2008
May/Jun 2008
Jul/Aug 2008
Sep/Oct 2008
Nov/Dec 2008
Jan/Feb 2009
Mar/Apr 2009
May/Jun 2009
Jul/Aug 2009
Sep/Oct 2009
Nov/Dec 2009
Jan/Feb 2010
Mar/Apr 2010
May/Jun 2010
Jul/Aug 2010
Sep/Oct 2010
Nov/Dec 2010
Jan/Feb 2011
Mar/Apr 2011
May/Jun 2011
Jul/Aug 2011
Sep/Oct 2011
Nov/Dec 2011
Jan/Feb 2012
Mar/Apr 2012

CBA Briefing

Courses & lectures
CBA Network
Grants & awards

CBA homepage