British Archaeology – Back Issue 121 (Nov/Dec 2011)

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Bouldnor Cliff

There’s no silver down there, but there is a whole world, where hunters and gatherers walked and fished 8,000 years ago on land now under the sea off the Isle of Wight. Our feature explains how archaeologists and divers have tackled the difficult job of excavating in cold, murky waters.

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Bouldnor Cliff

There’s no silver down there, but there is a whole world, where hunters and gatherers walked and fished 8,000 years ago on land now under the sea off the Isle of Wight. Our feature explains how archaeologists and divers have tackled the difficult job of excavating in cold, murky waters.

AMONG OTHER STORIES

A NEW HENGE IN KENT

Excavation in Kent has produced two stone age surprises: what may be only the second henge known in south-east England, and a unique pot with three bowls in the grave of a teenage girl

ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN

Sixty years ago a Labour government opened the Festival of Britain, a “tonic” to a nation wracked by war and economic depression. Its focus was an ambitious exhibition in London, extolling “faith in the nation’s future”. No room for the past, you might think. Harriet Atkinson found otherwise

THE FLOWING EARTHWORKS OF BEDFORD

A discovery in Google Maps ­–a huge “underwater cropmark” in the river flowing through Bedford – could be an Anglo-Saxon weir, and the start of a new understanding of historic river towns and rivers

THE LIVING STONES OF BRITTANY

Brittany is famous for the sheer quantity of megalithic monuments, unsurpassed anywhere in Europe. They first appeared when newly arrived farmers met the last indigenous hunters

WADI FAYNAN

A team that includes many British archaeologists has been excavating in Jordan, hoping to throw light on the origins of farming nearly 12,000 years ago. What they found astonished them all

CRAIG PHADRIG

An imaginative approach by Forestry Commission Scotland and the Highland Council is creating a real public benefit from historic environment records

REGULARS INCLUDE

* My archaeology

Peter Ackroyd on the significance of time

* Broadcasting

Greg Bailey celebrates the Time Team archive

* Books

Aerial photography, human origins and Wessex archaeologists

 * Letters

Learning from the past

* Science

When doing the housework, think of future archaeologists

* Mick’s travels

Mick Aston follows the scent of an aristocratic family in Essex

* Briefing

The UK’s only archaeological events listing, with exhibition reviews

* Britain in archaeology

Rounding up the best recent news stories

* CBA Correspondent

Mike Heyworth says the Treasure Act needs to change with the times

* Spoilheap

Digging for the BBC – when PR becomes news

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