From prehistory to modern times, CA explores controversy, scandal and success in the archaeological world. We bring you several top notch site reports as well as a case study in conscientious metal-detecting, and News is chock-full of exciting happenings. Chris Catling chimes in with a Diary of topical issues in a new section entitled ‘Sherds’, and, as ever, Editor-in-Chief Andrew Selkirk offers his pithy two cents in the Last Word, target: demystifying Stonehenge.
MESSAGE IN THE STONES : healing power of the bluestones at Stonehenge.
IRON-MASTERS OF THE CALEDONIANS : Ross Murray, Headland Archaeology, reports on the biggest industrial complex ever found in Iron Age Scotland.
THE HARROGATE HOARD : said to be the most important Viking find in 150 years.
CONWY RIDGE : 160 year old iron tubular bridge built in 1848 by Robert Stephenson.
VERE GORDON CHILDE, was one of the greatest archaeologists of the 20th century: 50 years on.
Miles Russell discusses the dangers of archaeo-doublespeak.
The Corrugated Iron Club