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CA255

The time has come, dear readers, for me to bid farewell to Current Archaeology. It has been a fantastic few years working on the magazine and getting to know so many of you! I leave CA in the very capable hands of the incoming Editor, Matthew Symonds, who some of you may recognise as the […]

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Zesty Archaeology

Here are some fruity shots of Stonehenge and a Celtic cross that show a real zest for archaeology! These pictures were taken in February this year at the Menton Lemon Festival, in Menton, France. The town gardens were filled with amazing life-sized models of historic importance, including: a Roman garden; the Trojan horse; a Viking […]

The English Castle

  A new generation of castleologists believe that castles were about much more than trebuchets, portcullises, galloping hooves, boiling oil, and the clash of swords on armour: instead, castles were centres of lordship, symbols of wealth, and expressions of status, alluding to the past and expressing poetic ideals. Chris Catling reports. Forget what you were […]

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Dairy Farm

                        The Norfolk Historic Buildings Group celebrated its tenth anniversary in December 2010.  Part of the party celebrations included a cake incorporating the group’s logo – Dairy Farm, Tacolneston.  Very tasty it was too! Sent in by Ian Hinton, Hon. Membership Secretary, featured in […]

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Edible Archaeology: Wedding cake

  How Romantic!  An archaeologist couple sent us this picture of their wedding cake.  Now that’s commitment! This edition of edible archaeology appeared in issue 250 of Current Archaeology.

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GRAEME YOUNG

(Bamburgh Research Project)     1) What qualities do you look for in a digger? A genuine interest in, and enthusiasm to learn about archaeology, is the quality we most value. Anything else can be taught if someone wants to learn. Of course being intelligent and good with your hands is also a bonus.   […]

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TONY ROBERTS

(Tetbury – Archeoscan)     1) What qualities do you look for in a digger? I believe the best quality is enthusiasm closely followed by a willingness to learn. An interest in history/archaeology is an advantage as is an inquisitive mind.  A sense of humour may come in handy for those days when it is […]

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MICK MILES

(Green, Isle of Eday, Orkney)   1) What qualities do you look for in a digger? Enthusiasm, willingness to muck in with all activities &  a good team player. A passion for archaeology & an interest either in the site itself or the period.  As we all live and work together 24/7 it is important […]

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JACQUI WOOD

(Saveock Water Archaeology)     1) What qualities do you look for in a digger? The most important quality we look for is enthusiasm and a love of all things in the past.   2) What items of equipment would you say are essential for a novice to bring along themselves? At Saveock we provide […]

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