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11 May 2011

At www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-13359242 11th May – the story says that a relook at pottery from excavations at the site of Glastonbury Abbey in the 1950s has revealed some of it came from the Roman world – Italy, Spain, France etc., and belongs to the 4th and 5th centuries AD. This is another case of archaeology done but the report was never written up. The archive has languished in Swindon since the 1950s. 

In another story, at www.pasthorizons.com.index.php/archives/05/2011/archaeologists-unravel-t… – a paper published in PNAS online says that a building in Jordan, at Wadi Faynan, was a communal building dating back to the very beginnings of the Holocene – 9600-8200BC. It is being suggested that communal buildings came first and villages developed later.

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