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This issue of Current Archaeology contains our annual Digs special, chock-full of all the information you need to get digging this summer, or plan a day out to see what’s happening in your local area. Have fun – and if you participate in an excavation or just visit one, tell us what you thought on ilovethepast.com.
Appropriately, our features this month focus on excavations, leading
Appropriately, our features this month focus on excavations, leading off with big digs in three of the UK’s largest cities: Manchester, London and Edinburgh. Deep urban stratigraphy contains layer upon layer of information. This month’s articles show how archaeology can shed light on everything from the evolution of industry in Manchester to the lifestyle of London’s early inhabitants, and the many stages of Edinburgh’s development. We close the issue by hearing about a ‘first dig’ experience: how wonderful it is to be reminded of the thrill of first picking up a trowel.
Finally, we would like to thank everyone who participated in Archaeology 2010. See you next year!
Our contributors this month
MANCHESTER MIKE NEVELL Mike is Head of Archaeology at the newly established Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford. A field archaeologist for more than 25 years, he has written many archaeological studies on historic buildings and industrial archaeology.
EDINBURGH KIRSTY DINGWALL Kirsty, as Headland Archaeology’s press officer, coordinated publicity during all phases of the Trams project. The archaeology team included senior archaeologist Liz Jones, and Sorina Spanou who directed the Constitution Street cemetery excavations.
DUDDON VALLEY ALY PURSSELL Aly lives in the Duddon Valley where walks with her husband, Tony, and black Labrador, Amber, led to her interest in local history. Aly works for the cancer charity Odyssey, enjoys dragon boating on Windermere, and writing.
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