Major excavation in advance of quarrying uncovered a palaeolithic landscape dating back half a million years. This revealed not only
'Boxgrove man' - a shin bone and two teeth - but also an extensive range of flint knapping and butchery sites.
TheOldestSpear,Star Carr, TheAncient BiomoleculesInitiative, Ancient DNA,
Ancient CholesterolLeaf Wax, 'Whose Bones', Homo Erectus lives on, and Mary
Piltdown Again, Carausius Unveiled,
The Black Death, Tithe Maps in
Shropshire, Cave Art, and The
Blackadder School of Archaeology.
Three major conferences took place over
Easter: The Prehistoric Society held a
Conference in honour of John Coles enti-
tled 'From Somerset to Simris', The
Roman Society held a conference on
Roman Archaeology, and The Post
Medieval Society went to Williamsburg.
This involved a trip to America, and leads on to a discussion on archaeological magazines in America, the Biblical
Archaeology Review and Archaeology.
Small Talk then looks at The Rollright
Stones, Ted Bull and Pingrum,
Kilmartin House, and The Time Team.
Gender and Material Culture, Europe in the Neolithic, Prehistoric Britain from the Air, Archaeology in Law, Virtual
Les Ecrehous, Jersey.
At Vindolanda a new open air museum has been created in the grounds of Chesterholm. Here we see the Temple to the Nymphs erected by the townsfolkj villagers of
Vindolanda, with priestess and attendants making offerings at the opening ceremony, accompanied by the Ermine Street Guard. Photo:VindolandaTrust.
At Stanway, just outside Colchester,
the excavation continues of a rich
Celtic cemetery of Roman date. Last year the grave of a surgeon, buried complete with his gaming board,
At the fort of Vindolanda, along Hadrian' s WaIt more wooden writing tablets have been discovered, together with the bonfire where they were being burnt.
Robin Birley also describes his new open air museum.
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