Kiplin Hall 2014 | Lithics Chapter and Bibliography

◊ Dear Microburins

There are noises that suggest the delayed Charting Chipeling monograph about the archaeology of the Kiplin Estate in North Yorkshire may be heading towards print presses soon. In the meantime, and with Jim Brightman’s kind permission, here is the chapter on Lithics analysis and interpretation together with the full bibliography. I’m also pleased to have contributed to three other chapters, with Jim, on the excavations.

Download as PDF (Dropbox.com) »

On a personal note, things have been a bit on the quiet side much of this year due to some significant health issues. I’m glad to say the slow road to recovery is being travelled.

Spence

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Lithic Studies Society Conference 19-Nov-2017 | New Research from Old Assemblages

◊ Dear Microburins

The Lithic Studies Society is holding a day conference in Oxford on Sunday 19 November. The theme is a hot topic with a great line-up of speakers who will present their experiences of gleaning valuable new insights from legacy lithics collections.

Conference info and booking »

I’m booked, so hopefully see you there!

Spence

Yorkshire Archaeological Journal | Digital copy now free to download

YAJ volumes◊ Dear Microburins

The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society has completed a major investment in digitizing their journal from volume 1 (1870) to volume 82 (2010). The journals are also searchable and can be downloaded in a range of formats. There are many important Mesolithic and prehistoric articles.

Volumes from 2011 until present are commercially published by Maney, followed by Taylor and Francis, and so digital and print copies are available for a charge to non-members.

View the journals online »
Read more about what is available and planned next »

Spence

ICE AND FIRE | A Very Special Place – 2017 Archaeology Project Video

◊ Dear Microburins

The 2017 rescue archaeology excavations on the Eston Hills, Teesside, have now been completed and post-excavation work on the finds, records and digital plans is about to commence. We can say that, in the two weeks of test pit and trench work, we have finds and features of both regional and national significance!

Half way through the season, archaeological filmmaker Archaeosoup Productions visited the project and, with the help of fantastic drone footage by Clive Winward, has produced this dramatic video of what we have learnt so far in this first of hopefully many seasons ahead. Project director Adam Mead explains the context of the project, its strategy and methods.

Watch the video | Youtube 15:20 »

Spence

ICE AND FIRE | Project kick-off and finds already!

◊ Dear Microburins

The Eston Hills rescue archaeology project has kicked off and, three days in, we have features and flints. The weather has been mixed, but the hearty project team are delighted with progress, well-informed by previous geophysical work kindly provided by AOC Archaeology Group.

Read the ICE AND FIRE Week 1 Site Diary »

In other news, Mesolithic Spence has a job interview scheduled. Cross your fingers and roast a hazelnut for me?

Spence

Mesolithic Infamy? | Interview with These Bones of Mine

Guest Interview: Turbulence Ahead? Introducing Archaeologist and Agitator Spencer Carter

◊ Dear Microburins,

It’s been a huge pleasure to be interviewed by David Mennear – over the last few months due to some medical challenges we have both faced, and survived.

Read the interview »

Spence