On 8th March 2007, a government White Paper was launched on Heritage Protection for the 21st century to foreshadow a new Heritage Protection Act to replace or amend the current legislation – mainly the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act of 1979.
How frequently were amphitheatres used in the Roman World? At the recent Amphitheatre conference at Chester on the 16th-18th February 2007, held to mark the conclusion of the excavations of the Roman amphitheatre at Chester, the highlight was a fierce debate as to how intensively amphitheatres were actually used.
The London Archaeologist has been relaunched with a new format, a new design and colour throughout.
Congratulations to David Breeze on having the nomination of the Antonine Wall accepted by UNESCO as a valid application for World Heritage Site status.
The Society of Antiquaries celebrated its tercentenary in fine style on 25th April 2007 with a contested election for president.