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Arminghall Henge

Further evidence of the significance of sacred hills arises out of a study of the alignments at Arminghall henge in Norfolk by researchers at the University of East Anglia.

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Time Team

Following the cancellation of Time Team by Channel 4, an online community has been set up with the aim of getting the programme recommissioned on another channel. The URL is and the site includes a petition with upwards of 3,000 signatures. There is also a twitter feed at @savetimeteam.

Channel 4 Drops Time Team

According to a report in today's Guardian, Channel 4 has decided to axe Time Team after almost 20 years on air. Around four years ago the programme was apparently attracting around 2.5 million viewers but recently appears to have "lost its way." Mick Aston is quoted as saying that it had been "dumbed down" and that there was "a lot less archaeological content and a lot more pratting about." Channel 4 is quoted as saying that it wants to "focus on new and innovative history programming."

Norfolk — News

New Dig at Caistor by Norwich

A team of archaeologists from the University of Nottingham are to commence a dig at the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund, just outside Norwich, looking for evidence of occupation in the Iron Age.

The site lies just a mile or so from the ploughed up remains of Arminghall Henge (circa 3200 BCE) and is now thought to have been of much greater significance in the pre-Roman period than had hitherto been supposed.

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