Front CoverJude Harris
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 1.
Cover images, clockwise from the top: BACAS excursion to Avebury – Page 48: Excavation of wall at Durley Hill – Page 5: Geophysics at Stanton Drew – Page 10: Open day at Durley Hill excavation Page 5: Centre Dom Ethelbert Horne, O.S.B., first President of the Camerton Excavation Club formed in 1948 – Page 46 (image reproduced with permission of Downside Abbey Trustees).
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 3.
Chairman’s Report and NewsBob Whitaker MBE MA
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 4.
A significant resurgence in the prospects for BACAS. Grateful to Oliver & Bernadette Stanley for providing a new base for our activities at Lilliput Farm. A new major project for the Society, based on Lansdown Plateau, the LEAP project, together with other projects (e.g. the Archaeology of Roman Keynsham, ARK project). Roger Wilkes provides the citation for the Clive Peacock Award for 2017 which goes to Alistair MacLeay for his work on the Excursions and Lectures sub-committee over a period of many years.
Excavations at Durley Hill: 2015Robin Holley and Garry Pratt
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 5 – 8.
An excavation to locate and identify Roman structures beneath Keynsham Cemetery, following the geophysical surveys of 2013 to 2015 – see Camertonia Issue 52 (2014) pp. 8 – 11.
Lilliput Farm: the new BACAS baseOliver Stanley
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 9.
BACAS now has a base at Lilliput Farm, Hamswell, in a 10m X 10m room in the red barn. The work and facilities already achieved are described.
The Great Circle, Stanton DrewJohn Richards
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 10 – 14.
LiDAR evidence for a vestigial bank at the Great Circle, Stanton Drew. See also Camertonia Issues 48 to 52 inclusive and Reports in 2012 and 2017.
Bailbrook Farm GeophysicsRick Buettner
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 15 – 16.
The Solsbury Hill Environs Project: extension of geophysical survey to the southern slope of Solsbury Hill.
Hillforts – Hillforts – HillfortsJohn Oswin
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 17 – 19.
BACAS contributed reports on over 40 sites to the Hillforts Atlas Project, more than any other local society. Five of the smaller sites are described in this article. They are Weatherby Castle, Dungeon Hill, Spetisbury Rings, Small Down Camp and Freezing Hill.
Hunstrete HengeMarek Lewcun, John Oswin and John Richards
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 20 – 23.
A geophysical survey of a curious circular soil mark at Hunstrete, near Marksbury.
Henrietta Park in Bathwick – BathJanet Pryke, John Knapper and John Oswin
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 24 – 27.
A geophysical survey of the Park area was carried out to see if we could obtain any evidence for the continuation of complex Roman building developments and a Roman road discovered in recent excavations.
Geophysical surveys in Rick FieldSophie Hawke
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 28 – 29.
Where shall we dig? Following Bradford on Avon Museum’s first season’s excavations, BACAS returned in June 2014 and carried out a further resistivity survey and profiling in Rick Field (now renamed ‘Hen’s Orchard) and Victory Field.
Excavations in Rick FieldRoy Canham
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 30 – 33.
A community dig in Bradford on Avon finds evidence for possible early medieval occupation. This report complements the geophysics report on pages 28 – 29.
Exhuming OldfieldRobert Heath
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 34 – 36.
A house detective exercise. How do you discover the history of a house with no deeds and which is completely absent from local or county archives? This article records the history and environs of Marston Mill, near Frome.
Easton RoyalRobin Holley and John Oswin
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 37.
Earthworks, earthworks, everywhere, but where is the priory? A report on the survey in 2013 of a large field opposite the church at Easton Royal.
The Mysterious Stones at FromefieldMick Davis
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 38 – 41.
An excavation to discover the meaning of the Fromefield standing stones. This article includes the known history of the stones.
Priston – the Search ContinuesJohn Oswin
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 41 – 42.
Lots of archaeology, but it is mainly under the crossroads. This geophysics survey builds on a BACAS 1950s investigation of Great Croft field, increasing the area to include Town Hill and Inland fields and part of Goose Mead.
Saltford GeophysicsRoger Vaughan and John Oswin
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 43 – 45.
Geophysics near Saltford has brought to light more Roman buildings. An account of the background and survey of a field to the south of the village.
Volunteering at DownsideMargaret Nuth
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 46.
Surprising discoveries among the Archives of the Benedictine monastery of Downside Abbey. The extensive papers of Dom Ethelbert Horne, the first President of BACAS, are revealed. N.B. the picture shown here is not the one given to Bill Wedlake by Father Horne.
Drawn to OrkneyKaren Wallis
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 47.
Is there a role for visual art in archaeological research, based on perceptual observation rather than documentation or re-enactment? Karen Wallis writes of her time as the artist in residence on the Ness of Brodgar.
Avebury Landscape WalkTim Lunt and Avril Porter
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 48 – 50.
Excursion: exploring Avebury and its surrounding sites and monuments. A report of a full day circular walk of this part of the World Heritage Site
Hartham Park QuarryHenry Lowe
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 50 – 51.
Excursion: Hartham, Corsham and the Bath Stone Quarry Museum Trust Collection. A report on this outing, with the history of the quarries and of Bath stone.
Saltford Village WalkRoger Wilkes
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 52 – 53.
Excursion: an historic village on the Avon. A report on this tour and on the history and environs of Saltford.
Stoney LittletonTim Lunt
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) pp. 53 – 54.
Excursion: an evening in a square mile of Somerset. A report on this visit in May to the Long Barrow and several other sites of interest in the area.
Savernake Forest TourLes Hayes
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 55.
Excursion: the diverse history of a forest. A report on a full day’s outing in September including the history of the area and a demonstration on how to age an oak tree.
An Archaeological Alphabet (cont.)Sally Phillips
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 56.
These inimitable cartoons continue with letters M to R.
BACAS Programme 2017 – 2018
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 57.
Excursions and lectures.
Camertonia 53 (2015-16) p. 59.