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Monday, July 19, 2010

Time out for surgery

Just a note to let you know that I will be taking some time out to recover from surgery, but I will endeavor to add new blog posts when I can. Thank you for your patience.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Butser Experimental Ancient Farm, southern England



Although the real past will always elude us and we will never know EXACTLY what it was like to live in the Late Iron Age and early Roman periods of Britain, for almost 40 years Butser Ancient farm has been effective in offering a fascinating insight into ancient times. Recently, I wrote a blog post about the educational hands-on activities that are offered at Butser and further details may be found here


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A 2,000-YEAR-OLD human skeleton has been unearthed alongside Iron Age artefacts near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire


From: This is Gloucestershire

Discovery: Experts believe the skeleton could be of national significance

A 2,000-YEAR-OLD human skeleton has been unearthed alongside Iron Age artefacts near Tewkesbury.

Metal detector hunts in recent years had led historians to suspect an ancient community might be found there.

That was confirmed when contractors who were laying a new water pipeline began digging.
Senior project manager Stuart Foreman is leading a team of archaeologists on a six-week excavation at the site.

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