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Suggestions for Possible Articles

Post by juamei » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:54 am

Got an idea for a feature article we can run on the journal or just seen some news we should highlight?

Please post it here!

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Post by Mod » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:04 am

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/scie ... 0080331834

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Closure of the IAA at Birmingham Uni

Post by juamei » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:29 am

http://www.defendeducationbrum.org/leak ... re-papers/
...In effect what Professor Dowden has done is gained a promotion for himself by proposing that 16 of his staff are made redundant and decreasing the quality of education in his own subject....

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Post by AlanS » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:32 pm

http://experimentalarchaeologyuk.wordpress.com

Looks like an interesting conference. Anyone near Cardiff thinking of going next year and could give us a writeup?

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Post by AlanS » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:26 pm

http://finds.org.uk/getinvolved/vacanci ... ncy/id/110

I wonder what happens to all the finds while the vacancy exists? Not much cash for the knowledge involved, is it? Plus all that out-of-hours Outreach! Who'd be an FLO?

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Post by juamei » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:32 pm

£19,621 - 22,221

For a graduate role plus experience that really isn't very much money...

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Post by goffik » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:16 am

I've not actually read this, so don't know of the implications, but it could be a less visible alternative to wind farms that somee people find so distasteful.

http://gu.com/p/3b6fx/tf

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Post by AlanS » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:22 pm

News of a Time Team Special coming up
http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/blogs/news/ ... rchaeology

Anyone fancy putting together an article on TT's influence on archaeology as a whole over the last 20 years?

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8000 yr old moroccan carvings destroyed

Post by juamei » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:35 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19997327
Muslim hardliners known as Salafists have been blamed for destroying ancient stone carvings in Morocco's High Atlas mountains.

The rock engravings date back more than 8,000 years and include an image of the Sun depicted as a pagan god.

"They were destroyed several days ago," said Aboubakr Anghir of the Amazigh League for Human Rights.

"One of the carvings, called 'The plaque of the Sun', predates the arrival of the Phoenicians in Morocco."

The artwork was reportedly located in a well-known archaeological site in the Toubkal National Park, to the south of the city of Marrakesh.

The remote area is largely populated by Amazigh people, non-Arab tribes who are indigenous to North Africa.

'Puritanical'
"The information we have received from Amazigh activists in the area suggests Salafists were behind the act," said Ahmed Assid, a member of the Royal Institute for Amazigh Culture.

"This act follows a noticeable rise in Salafist activities in predominantly-Amazigh regions of Morocco to enforce a puritanical interpretation of Islam.

"Their view is that aspects of Amazigh culture, including pre-Islamic heritage, still present today defeat the purpose of the Islamic conquests."

Meryem Demnati, of the Amazigh Freedoms and Rights Watchdog, also confirmed the destruction of the carvings, known as petroglyphs, and said residents in the area blamed Salafists.

The ultra-conservative interpretation of Sunni Islam, which strictly prohibits idolatry, has been gaining power in North Africa - benefiting from wider freedoms since the pro-democracy uprisings in the Arab world last year.

The alleged destruction of the carvings in Morocco follow an arson attack by Salafists on one of Tunisia's main Sufi mausoleums on Monday.

The Saida Manoubia shrine in the west of the capital Tunis was burned down overnight.

Islamist fighters in Mali used pick-axes and shovels to damage the shrines of Muslim saints in the city of Timbuktu in June last year.

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Re: Suggestions for Possible Articles

Post by goffik » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:46 am

Prehistoric to post-medieval occupation at Dowds Farm, Hedge End, Hampshire

http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/62354/dowds-farm

Yeah, I know - not far from me - will see if I can find some local info!

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