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Old newspapers go on-line

All over the press today, the official launch of the British Library Newspaper website. May be of use to TMAers... a search for Stonehenge found 450 articles to read.


Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project

Keeping us up to date on a funded project to, amongst other things, rediscover and preserve some of the archaeology around the Hurlers, Stowe's Hill etc.

Bosporthennis Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech)

Excavation images

Latest photos of work carried out by Cornwall Arch Society in August 09

Soussons Common Cairn Circle

Dartmoor Archive

I am sure there are plenty of other antiquities on this wonderful is just that I was researching this particular spot..

No sign of the stone row mentioned in an earlier posting..


Flying Through Cornwall's Past is the culmination of a twelve year project mapping archaeological and historical sites visible on aerial photos in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The project was commissioned and paid for by English Heritage and the mapping was carried out by the Historic Environment Service of Cornwall County Council. That's their words...brilliant site!

Cornwall Archaeological Society papers

Some interesting papers first published in 1986. They cover everything from the mesolithic to the neolithic in the county.

Oliver's Cornwall

Pictures and thoughts from one mans travels around the county...lots that is relevant to TMA fans.

Helman Tor Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Red Moor Nature Reserve

Wonderful place to explore if you want to escape from people! Real mixture of landscapes from flooded pits to mysterious swamps where lichen and ferns add an almost prehistoric feel to the place.
Although much of the wetter bits are covered by boardwalks it is advisable to go in wellys or boots.



I am a tourist guide operating in the Bodmin Moor/ southeast Cornwall area. Don't let that put you off! I am also a big Cope fan and love nothing better than heading of accross the open moors in search of whatever is out there. You don't even have to come on one of my organised walks, just email me quoting the Modern Antiquarian and I will sort something out. I gotta walk.....
Mr Hamhead started as a doodle on a scrap of paper many years ago.....then he became a submariner in a series of poems that I am writing. When I needed a name for this site he just sort of popped up.
In the real world I go under the far less interesting title of Mark Camp, keen walker, historian and tourist guide.
I am lucky enough to live in Cornwall, a mile from the south coast and within half an hours drive of Bodmin Moor. Hence the sites I have contributed.
My first love up on the moors (and Cornwall in general) is industrial history, but you are never far from a lump of granite and through research for walks I have become interested in all things ancient.
It has helped that I have been listening to Mr Cope since buying Reward as a young student and have followed his career from the far west where musicians seldom come to play.
As I have said before on the site, if any TMA contributors are in the area and fancy a walk on the moor, get in touch, I will be happy to share my knowledge of everything the moor has to offer.

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