Rescue News – Archive

Rescue News 98, for Spring 2006

Artefact hunting and the archaeological resource Paul Barford; The author looks at current practice and attitudes to metal detector use and artefact hunting and collecting generally and the current and future role of the Portable Antiquities Scheme RESCUE and metal detecting ; sets out RESCUE’s current views on the use of metal detectors Wind farms: …

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Rescue News No 97, for Autumn 2005

Thornborough Henges: still under threat! George Chaplin, Chairman, Timewatch On 20th September a meeting of NYCC planning committee accepted a request from Tarmac yet again to defer the application to extend existing quarrying operations into the setting of the Thornborough Henges complex. There has been a considerable campaign of opposition to the proposal, including more …

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Rescue News No 96, for Summer 2005

Irchester Roman Wall Destroyed! Surely some mistake? By Roy Friendship-Taylor,RESCUE Chairman Irchester Northants, a Roman walled small-town, covering an area of about 8 hectares, was recently severely damaged by developers who exposed long lengths of masonry while building a road access/exit visual splay at the entrance to a new huge ‘logistics’ park in the western …

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Rescue News No 93, for Summer 2004

Finding the past is not enough. Securing its future is the bigger challenge Dominic Powlesland, Director of The Landscape Research Centre reports on a continuous programme of archaeological investigation since rescue excavations ahead of a mineral extraction programme began at Cook’s Quarry, West Heslerton in 1977 Stonehenge Inquiry latest – May 2004 by Kate Fielden, …

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Rescue News No 92, for Spring 2004

Scottish medieval ceramics: a Renaissance , by Derek Hall, SUAT News from Iraq (report on the setting up of Archaeological Site Protection Force) Runnymede Councilors give Human Rights Act precedence over Listing (demolition of Greenside a 20th century Listed Surrey building) Archaeologists are not enemies of badgers (Official) press release from NFBG Why Thornborough Henges …

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Rescue News No 91, for Autumn 2003

Ripping up History: English Heritage campaign to raise awareness of the damage ploughing does to archaeological sites Picking up the Pieces in Iraq Eleanor Robinson Iraq’s heritage: co-ordinating our response: report on a joint meeting of ICOMOS UK, HEF, EH and other bodies Blue Shield: Disaster planning for the Cultural Heritage Sue Cole Stonehenge: Roads …

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Rescue News No 90, for Summer 2003

No news is BAD news, more than 10,000 sites at risk in Iraq (Dr Eleanor Robson) Petition to keep up efforts to recover looted Iraqi cultural heritage Progress of Dealing in Cultural Objects bill Problems closer to home, problems with Dúchas, Irish Archaeological Service Bestwall Quarry Project Dorset; volunteer archaeologists win Aggregate Levyfunding (By Lillian …

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