Ten archaeology headlines I don’t want to see in 2017 (but know I will)

Ancient Britons/people were not as primitive as we thought Over a century ago, the Illustrated London News ran a feature about the newly excavated iron age lake village at Glastonbury, headlined, “Not the woad-daubed savage of the old history-books: the civilised ancient Briton”. When we see a headline like this, we know the writer went … Continue reading Ten archaeology headlines I don’t want to see in 2017 (but know I will)

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Trowels at the ready

This is a map of local archaeology, or, as the Department for Communities and Local Government would describe it, of approved new garden villages. The plans are not new – the name Welborne was chosen by local residents several years ago for a village in Hampshire – but the promise of government support for 17 … Continue reading Trowels at the ready