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Damage to Heritage in the UK

Just a couple of links.

Firstly, the Facebook group Protect the Priddy Circles. As you may have heard, someone has partially demolished one of the circles. This group is keeping people informed on the investigation, and trying to push it forward.

Secondly, the National Trust petition against the NPPF.


In the news

A large ancient burial cairn has been uncovered at the site of a proposed £100m nuclear waste dump.


Evening walks to Stonehenge

The Wiltshire Heritage Museum is organizing a series of evening walks at Stonegenge, led by WHM director, David Dawson. This is a wonderful opportunity to inspect (but no touching) and photograph (for non-commercial purposes) the stones closely, and see the inscriptions, including the famous 'daggers' believed to date from prehistoric times. During the visit Mr Dawson will point out the main features of the circle, the cycle of its construction and rebuilding during the Bronze Age. At te same time you will be allowd to aander at will inside the circle and enjoy the landscape.
The first visit is scheduled at 8:45 PM, Wednesday, 8 June 2011, and there will be another evening visit on 13 July from 8.30 PM. Full tickets are £19 (adults) and £12 (children 5-15). There is also a reduced rate for National Trust and English Heritage members (please quote membership number when booking) - Adults £16.50, Children £10.50. If booking on-line, please send your membership number via e-mail.
Booking is essential: please contact the Bookings Secretary (Tel: 01380 727369 - 10 AM to 5 PM Monday to Saturday) or send an email to wanhs@wiltshireheritage.org.uk

From here

Space Science and the 16th century

A group of Suffolk Tomb-Monuments dating to the 16th century are being analysed with tools developed in Space Science, to unlock their mysterious past and offer new insights into the Tudor Reformation.

Read the article here.


Open Access journal search

I'm attempting to build a searchable list of open access archaeology journals, conference proceedings and books. Please do let me know if you can think of anything I should link to. The list (which you can search thanks to the Google Custom Search) is at http://www.wikiarc.org/links Please do give it a try and let me know how it goes for you.

Calling all field archaeologists...

If you have worked as a commercial field archaeologist in the UK in the last 6 months (relatively unlikely I know in the current climate), mjlaw would be ever so grateful if you'd head over here and fill out a short survey. It's totally anonymous.


Neolithic nuclear family.

Earliest genetic evidence of a nuclear family so far.


Just in case anyone is interested in doing a Masters at University of Wales, Lampeter, I've just read the following:

"We can still offer places for admission to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate places this autumn. To celebrate the opening of the Roderic Bowen Research Library we are offering bursaries worth half the normal fees for full time Masters students who enrol this autumn."

Posted 2 days ago.