Blick Mead featured on BBC programme this Friday

Could a road tunnel at Stonehenge destroy the archaeological site? Blick Mead will feature on the BBC programme Inside Out West on Friday 31 March. For more information, please follow the link here. For more information about Peter Lang’s Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic series, please click here.  

Dogs have been man’s best friend for 7,000 years, Peter Lang series editors find

A dog tooth dating back 7,000 years has been found near Stonehenge, reports David Jacques, co-editor with Graeme Davis of the book series Studies in British Mesolithic and Neolithic, and project director for the dig at Blick Mead near Stonehenge. The dog originated in Yorkshire and must have travelled 250 miles with his owners to … Continue reading

New book series: Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic

We welcome proposals for the book series: Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic Edited by Graeme Davis and David Jacques Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic presents the results of fieldwork and excavation as well as works of interpretation from all perspectives on the British Neolithic revolution. Archaeological methodology is augmented where appropriate … Continue reading

Assembling Japan: Modernity, Technology and Global Culture published

Assembling Japan focuses on Japan’s modernization as a long-term process that is reliant on changing technology and that has led to the nation’s full engagement with the global system. This process forms a complex field of tensions, full of interesting dynamisms and synergies that can be best understood through the book’s methodology: anthropological analysis combined … Continue reading

‘Terry and Mason’s Great British Food Trip’ features series editor David Jacques

‘Terry and Mason’s Great British Food Trip’ on BBC 2 at 6.30 pm on September 17th features Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic series editor David Jacques alongside Sir Terry Wogan and Mason McQueen during their visit to Salisbury: Sir Terry Wogan and cabbie Mason McQueen are in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on a quest to … Continue reading

Series editor David Jacques featured in ‘First Britons’ on BBC tonight

David Jacques, series editor for Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic with Graeme Davis, is featured in the BBC 2 Horizon programme ‘First Britons’ tonight at 8 pm. For a clip, please click here. Horizon reveals how new archaeological discoveries are painting a different picture of the very first native Britons. For centuries it’s … Continue reading

Interested in the first Britons?

Horizon on BBC 2 is offering a series on First Britons, revealing how new archaeological discoveries are painting a different picture of the very first native Britons. For centuries it’s been thought that these hunter-gatherers lived a brutal, hand-to-mouth existence. But extraordinary new evidence has forced scientists to rethink who these people were, where they … Continue reading

The Early Byzantine Christian Church

The observation that domestic artefacts are often recovered during church excavations led to an archaeological re-assessment of forty-seven Early Byzantine basilical church excavations and their historical, gender and liturgical context. The excavations were restricted to the three most common basilical church plans to allow for like-for-like analysis between sites that share the same plan: monoapsidal, … Continue reading

Japan Copes with Calamity book launch

On Wednesday 20 November Japan Copes with Calamity: Ethnographies of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters of March 2011, edited by Tom Gill, Brigitte Steger and David H. Slater, was launched at the Japan Foundation in London. Co-editor and contributor Dr Brigitte Steger (centre) and contributors Dr Alyne Delaney (left) and Dr Tuukka Toivonen (right) … Continue reading

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