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The campaigning group Diggers' Forum has issued a stark challenge to those in charge of the industry. !..
Once more the digging season approaches and thoughts turn to chemical toilets, sunburn and insect bites. Do we give enough thought to the issues, both large and small, that might affect our working lives?.
You wait for one conference and three come along at once!..
Scarlett Johansson, the new USD4 million face of cosmetics company L'Oreal, is the latest celebrity who longs to be an archaeologist. ...
Applications for archaeology degrees have dropped by almost 7 per cent. Latest figures from UCAS show over 2,500 fewer students applied to UK higher education archaeology courses starting this autumn. The overall drop in university applications of 3.4 per cent has been blamed by the National Union of Students on higher tuition fees of up to UKP3,000 a year that universities can charge from September.
The news comes as it emerged that only three people applied for the archaeology course at the University of Wales, Newport, this academic year, a major factor in forcing the department there to close.
The government's plans for Stonehenge have split archaeologists. The options for traffic management at the World Heritage Site that are now up for public consultation include a 2.1km bored tunnel on the present route of the A303. But the Council for British Archaeology say that none of the five options are worthy of the site, and the tunnel would leave an 'irreversible scar' on the landscape.
However, in a letter to the Times, Stonehenge experts Aubrey Burl, Mike Pitts and Julian Richards say that the tunnel would bring 'enormous benefits'. Meanwhile, campaigners for the 'Stonehenge of the North' at Thornborough were celebrating their victory in stopping quarrying near the scheduled ancient monument. North Yorkshire Council refused planning permission to Tarmac, who say they will appeal.
UCAS datasets from 1996 - 2005 feel free to come up with your own figures!!
1999 Stonehenge masterplan ;-)) (no laughing now!)
31st March 2006 1 day seminar a new Masterplan ;-(
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