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How and why did Britain become Neolithic?

On January 8th the Royal Archaeological Institute are holding a debate between of the leading lights in British Neolithic archaeology. Dr Alison Sheridan, Professor Julian Thomas and Professor Alasdair Whittle have been invited to  debate that most thorny of issues “How and why did … Continue reading

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Possible excarnation site found in Sussex

Word reaches us that Archaeology South-East have, as part of a larger multi-period excavation, found what could be evidence of a mortuary structure used for excarnation. The dig near Horsham has pushed back the dates of human occupation of the … Continue reading

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Neolithic burnt mound at the Bradford Kaims yields very interesting finds.

There are interesting developments over at the Bamburgh Research Project. It seems that the team have found a paddle and a brushwood platform which is thought to date to the Early Neolithic. Full report here:   http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/bamburgh-archaeological-dig-unearths-stunning-6196560

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Antiquity award for Stonehenge paper!

Among this years Antiquity awards is the Ben Cullen prize and this years the winners are Tim Darvill, Peter Marshall, Mike Parker Pearson and Geoff Wainwright for their paper “Stonehenge Remodelled”. The paper traces the history of the archaeological interpretation … Continue reading

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