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It seems the action never stops in archaeology these days, with two big stories reaching CA just as we closed the issue: the Frome Hoard, and new discoveries at Stonehenge. The first is yet another confirmation of how vital the Portable Antiquities Scheme is to British archaeology; and the second, confirmation that for as much as we learn about our nation’s most famous monument, we will never know everything.
The Festival of British Archaeology has started off with a bang by recognising some very worthy projects; see all the winners in this month’s News. Hot on the heels of this success, Scotland chimes in with September devoted to Scottish Archaeology Month. There is no excuse: get out and experience some archaeology this summer! We round this issue off with a report on Baldock, a site that adds evidence to this year’s continuing debate on the end of Roman Britain, as well as two features on cemeteries, highlighting just how much burial practices change over time and distance. Enjoy!
Our contributors this month
THE FROME HOARD
THE FROME HOARD SAM MOORHEAD, ANNA BOOTH AND KATIE HINDS This fantastic find is the product of a group effort, including the detectorist, archaeologists, and BM staff. Another triumph for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, the Frome Hoard is set to re-write history books as the analysis moves forward.
BALDOCK KEITH MATTHEWS After many travels, Keith now works in the area where he was born and first started in archaeology. Over the previous 25 years, he has worked in North Herts and Chester, where his projects included starting the amphitheatre project and the degree course.
EXCAVATING DEATH IN GALWAY
EXCAVATING DEATH IN GALWAY BRENDON WILKINS Brendon has excavated in both Britain and Ireland, and is currently a Senior Project Manager with Wessex Archaeology. He is committed to the public presentation of archaeology and won a Presentation of Heritage Research award in 2010 for his work on the N6.
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