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Issue 73

November 2003

Contents

news

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

features

Lasers at Stonehenge
Tom Goskar shines new light on ancient carvings

Invisible paintings
Bruno David studies Aboriginal art with digital technology

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

Enamelled bowl
Exclusive details of a significant new Roman find

letters

Copperas, chess board, steam power, TV, ancestors

issues

George Lambrick on a modern place for volunteers

Peter Ellis

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

books

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

contents

news

All the latest archaeology news from around the country.

features

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.

letters

Views and responses.

issues

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.

books

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

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