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current archaeology number 98

In this issue . . . The winners of the 1984 Pitt Rivers Awards are featured in this latest issue of CA, as well as news of the discovery of a Bronze Age boat, a Roman tile kiln, and Saxon Canterbury.

The Diary looks at the Congress of Independent Archaeologists, (which includes reports on Earthwatch, Retirement, problems at Brampton and the Cumberland coast, as well as results from Jorvik); also Professor Peter Fowler and the latest Awards and Scholarships.

At Curraghtarsna, a Bronze Age boat has been discovered, re-used as a cooking trough. Victor Buckley describes how this unique cooking trough was lifted.

At Hartfield , David Rudling has excavated a Roman tile kiln producing roller-stamped tiles.

In Science Diary, John Musty gives the latest on Pete Marsh, Laser dates, Magnetic dating in Egypt, Dendrochronology, Edible Samian, Names, and a Conference on Geophysical Surveying.

The Haverfield and District Archaeological Group is one of the liveliest local societies and were the runners up in the 1984 Pitt Rivers Awards. Here Brian Charge describes their work and how they discovered a new causewayed camp at Kedington.

How can you identify Samian Ware? Guy de la Bedoyere has drawn four ideal Samian pots and describes how we can all begin to appreciate an art form that is far too often left to the specialists.

At midsummer, the hippy invaders of Stonehenge were routed by the police. Christopher Chippindale says that i t is now Time fo r a Stonehenge Celebration, and puts forward some proposals for what should happen in 1986.

Following his retirement from ICI, Don Spratt has been studying The Archaeology of th e North York Moors. His work won him the 1984 Pitt Rivers Award, and here he outlines the history of the Moors in the light of his new research.

Where was Saxon Canterbury? Partly outside the Roman town , at Fordwich, but here Tim Tatton-Brown and Nigel Macpherson-Grant describe the Saxon pottery sequence which shows that for much of the time, the Roman town was also inhabited.

In Letters we have a new topic of conversation—buttercups. We also hear about MSC funding, Fish farms, Imperial Whitewash and Microfiche.

Cover Photo: Excavations in progress at the Roman tile kiln at Hartfield.

Photo: excavator.

67 Diary

70 Curraghtarsna by Victor Buckley

72 Hartfield by David Rudling

75 Science Diary by John Musty

78 Archaeology in Haverhill by Brian Charge

80 How t o identify Samian war e by Guy de la Bedoyere

84 Time for a Stonehenge Celebration by Christopher Chippindale

86 The North Yorkshire Moors by Don Spratt

89 Anglo-Saxon Canterbury by Tim Tatton-Brown and Nigel Macpherson-Grant

94 Letters

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