Sunday, 10 February 2008

New edition of 'British Archaeology' magazine available

Featuring, amongst other things...
Stanway: a Druid's grave

Between 1987 and 2003, archaeologists excavated a series of unique graves in a gravel quarry at Stanway, near Colchester, Essex. Study of the finds is now finished, revealing a story of powerful, rich people who would have seen emperor Claudius invade Britain, and some of whom may have been close relatives of Cunobelin and his famous sons Togodumnus and Caratacus. One grave, containing a unique game board with pieces in place, divining rods and a set of medical equipment, is thought to have been that of a Druid.

British Archaeology magazine

You can also view the November/December edition online.

If you fancy subscribing to this rather good magazine, I can recommend becoming a full member of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) - an archaeological organisation not without some political clout. And with the amount of funding being withdrawn from 'culture' and poured into 'sport' for the upcoming olymics, we need all the help we can get. The subscription is only a few quid more than the magazine subscription, and you get the magazine included in the package.

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