Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hands across the Water

Posted by Steve Burrow on March 23, 2011
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From 6-8 May 2011, Bournemouth University are hosting an international conference exploring Neolithic links between Britain and Ireland.

There are papers on flint mining and stone movement, but of particular interest to Implement Petrology Group members may be the launch of Stone Axe Studies volume 3 which will be held during the conference.

More information can be found here.

The Quarry, July 2011

Posted by Steve Burrow on March 23, 2011
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The sixth edition of The Quarry, edited by Pete Topping, is now available. It contains reports on a field visit to a hornstone quarry at KrumlovskĆ½ les in Moravia and the Halstatt salt mines. Abstracts of papers delivered at the September 2010 meeting of the UISPP in Vienna are also included, as well as short reports of on-going projects.

Copies can be downloaded from here.

Stone axe found near Bristol

Posted by Steve Burrow on March 05, 2011
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David Upton, a metal detectorist, discovered the blade of a stone axe while fieldwalking on land near Frenchay Hospital. A flint arrowhead and scraper were also found in the same field. The axehead is illustrated in the original news article.

Read more here.