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Vandalism of an African archaeological site

Vandalism, Lajuad. Photo (cc) Western Sahara Project. Via the Megalithic Portal comes news of vandalism of rock art. The culprits are soldiers, but in a twist they’re not American. From the graffitti scrawled over the walls of the shelter they’re Russian,...

Heritage Lottery Fund Grants 1995-6 to 2006-7

The figures are adjusted for inflation to 2007-8 values. There have only been four years when there’s been less than £350m equivalent distributed by the HLF, and the 1995-6 figure is balanced by the peak the following year. Finding out where the money’s...

Nine Stones Close

I visited Nine Stones Close on Harthill Moor this past weekend to experiment with my camera. I was surprised how successful some of the photos were. Initially I used the Aperture Priority setting on the camera, because I wanted plenty of depth of field. The camera was...

Wiltshire and its 21st century SMR

This is how Tom Goskar casually tosses a cat amongst the pigeons… If you’re interested in the archaeology of the county of Wiltshire, you can now access the Wiltshire Sites and Monuments Record (SMR) online, complete with a map interface. The SMR is the...

UFOs versus the Rainbow Serpents

One of the advantages of tripping to other libraries is that you get to browse journals you’d otherwise miss. One example is the Journal of the Royal Institute for Anthropology, which I wouldn’t see at Leicester. That is a pity because I’m missing...