Camertonia 51 (2013) p. 3.
Chairman’s ReportBob Whitaker MBE MA
Camertonia 51 (2013) p. 4.
A review of the history of the Society from its formation as the Camerton Excavation Club in 1949. Through success and setbacks it is now recognised as one of the leading archaeological societies. Tributes are paid to the committee and to those specialists involved in geophysics and archive and collections management. With exciting plans for the future we look forward with optimism. A tribute and thanks to Robin Holley who, for health and personal reasons, has stepped down as Director of Archaeology
Surprising results on Solsbury HillRick Buettner
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 5 – 8.
A geophysics survey reveals extensive Iron Age settlement. A detailed report here on the history of archaeological work on the hill and on the current investigations
Re-thinking HillfortsRod Thomas
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 9 – 11.
A review of an interesting archaeological course on hillforts
Chewton Mendip 2012Pip Osborne
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 12 – 14.
Ongoing excavation update from Camertonia Issue 50, including aerial photographs
Hautville’s QuoitJohn Richards
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 15 – 17.
A solitary stone, a rerouted road and a mysterious mound. After two seasons of investigation at Stanton Drew and the Cove (Camertonia Issues 48 and 49) attention shifted to an ‘outlier’ stone and its environs. Includes history of the quoit
Geophysics at the Royal CrescentJanet Pryke and John Oswin
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 18 – 22.
Geophysical survey of the lawn indicates a Late Bronze Age ditch is part of the settlement enclosure. This is a detailed Report on the results of geophysics on this site
The Camertonia ArchiveMargaret Nuth
Camertonia 51 (2013) p. 23.
This final retrospective focuses on the role of the Society in the recording and preservation of the buildings of Bath
Peart Roman Villa, SomersetMarek Lewcun
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 24 – 29.
This is an extensive and detailed Report on excavations on this site in 2012. Included are full references to previous work at Peart recorded in Camertonia Issues 42 and 43.
The Lower Chatley FarmMary Huntley
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 30 – 31.
A geophysical survey of the adjacent fields to Peart Roman Villa
Geophysics at Market LavingtonTom Blencowe
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 32 – 33.
An archaeological dissertation research project on ‘Planning and Conducting a Geophysical Survey’.
Moated sites near WestburyMat Charlton
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 34 – 39.
Summary of a survey of three moated sites, a frequent yet often under researched feature within the landscape
Excursion Report Roman Glassmakers of QuarleyCeri Lambdin
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 40 – 42.
Recycling glass is not new technology. A detailed examination of Roman glassmaking following an excursion to Quarley in April 2012.
I saw SulisJames W Dodson
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 43 – 45.
A new interpretation of the ‘Gorgon’s Head’ of Aquae Sul
Excursion Report Bones and CirclesTim Lunt
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 46 – 47.
Banwell Bone Cave and Stanton Drew. A detailed report on the history and archaeology of these sites following the excursion in July 2012
Excursion Report Gems of CorshamJoy Lawley
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 48 – 49.
A BACAS excursion to Corsham. A detailed report on the history and architecture of Corsham and Corsham Court following the excursion in July 2012
Excursion Report Pewsey Ridge WalkTim Lunt
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 50 – 51.
Wansdyke and before.A detailed description of the excursion here in June 2012.
Excursion Report A Day Out in WellsJackie Thompson
Camertonia 51 (2013) pp. 52 – 53.
The day was perfect as was this fascinating Medieval City. A detailed description of the history and architecture of Wells
Excursion Report Fussells Balance LockAlistair MacLeay
Camertonia 51 (2013) p. 54.
Innovative technology on ‘The Canal that Never Was’. A report on the day, including some details on the workings of the Lock and its reclamation by volunteers.
News, Views, Reviews
Camertonia 51 (2013) p. 55.
Committee Update. – Welcome to Dee Hillier as Membership Secretary. Teresa Marsh, who had covered this post, is thanked. Teresa is also thanked for her work as Assistant Secretary, a post from which she has now stood down. Robin Holley has also stood down as Director of Archaeology (see Chairman’s Report p4) Training Course 2012. – Two 5 day courses were run at the St Algar’s site in August 2012. Thanks to all supervisors. Clive Peacock Memorial Award 2013. – To Keith Turner and Margaret Nuth (two harmless drudges) for the creation of the Camertonia Archive. Presented with cartoons by Sally Phillips.
BACAS Programme 2013 – 2014
Camertonia 51 (2013) p. 57.
An Archaeological AlphabetSally Phillips
Camertonia 51 (2013) p. 58.
The A to E of the alphabet defined in archaeological terms by Sally’s unique style.
BACAS Committee and Key Contacts
Camertonia 51 (2013)