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Dibden Inclosure (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

A single bowl barrow, in woodland and easily found alongside a track. This is only a few minutes from the Dibden Inclosure car park and if you are nearby, you should definitely also visit the Beaulieu Road barrows.

Dibden Inclosure (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Yew Tree Heath (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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North Yew Tree Heath Barrows (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Farthing Downs (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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Switzerland (Country) — News

Bronze Age lunchbox emerges from the ice


From the New Yorker:
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/an-ancient-lunchbox-emerges-from-the-ice

Stanwell Cursus — Links

Robert Grant's stats blog: citizen science, R and the Heathrow Cursus


A blog post I made where I visit the cursus (Feb 2016) and elastic-band my phone to a floor sweeper / magic mop and then bodge together a bit of programming (open source, therefore free) to give a fine measure of the surface of the cursus. A slow way of mapping endangered surfaces, but accessible to all.

France (Country) — News

Possibly Neanderthal cave structures in the Pyrenees


300 meters from the surface, circles of broken-off stalagmites stacked against each other, dated at 176,000 years old. There's a nice 3-D rendering in Nature and a nice photo in The Atlantic.

Stanwell Cursus — Images

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Hampshire — Links

Hampshire Downloads National Mapping project


An astonishing report compiling aerial photography and other surveys in the chalkland area between the Itchen and Test rivers. A must for the Hampshire Antiquarian! There are many possible sites in here that were never known about before!

Farley Mount Enclosure — Images

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Stanwell Cursus — Images

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Stanwell Cursus — Links

Heathrow Terminal 5 excavations


Details of excavations prior to building T5, which covers part of the cursus.

Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — Links

Stonehenge renovation -New York Times


No doubt inspired by Potus's flying visit, the NYT dispatched a reporter to explain this Stonehenge business. I half expected to see Spinal Tap mentioned, but no. Lovely photos!

Herm — Fieldnotes

Herm is a rather special, unspoilt place. No cars or motorbikes, and you can walk around its coastline in a couple of hours. There are several broken and battered small passage tombs, and we only stopped by one (Robert's Cross). There used to be an enormous menhir on Herm Common but it fell prey to unscrupulous quarrymen. After circling the island we stopped for a beer in the Mermaid and read our newly purchased book "Hidden Treasures of Herm Island" by Catherine Kalamis. I'm not sure that you could buy this anywhere but on the island, but I recommend it for the in-depth history of the island and its owners over the years. Many of them, it seems, found the Common a weird and almost threatening place. I can imagine it gets pretty windswept and bleak, but to us the whole island seemed lovely and well worth a visit (boat from St Peter Port, Guernsey, several times a day). It was my first visit but my wife had been there many times as a child.

Robert's Cross (Passage Grave) — Images

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Le Trepied Tomb (Passage Grave) — Fieldnotes

Careful when you cross the road, kids! It is next to some cannons. If you spot the cannons, you're in the right place.

Le Trepied Tomb (Passage Grave) — Images

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La Varde (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Dolmen Le Dehus (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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I like landscape, and I like old stuff. So here I am. A few years living in Winchester let me visit some great places and ponder the perilous existence of minor heritage sites, overlooked and sometimes abused. The resulting photos and sometimes odd notes reside here at the Archdrude's indulgence. Now I live in the outskirts of London Towne, where the outliers of the North Downs descend into a strip of sand before the clay sets in.

Fond regards,
Your uncle Robert

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