The final installment in today's conference paper bonanza is Derek's paper on the Worcestershire Ceramics Fabric Reference Collection, where he reflects on its design, use, and how the model may be applied to other material in future. Enjoy!
The calculation below is indicative of the level of carbon footprint relating to attendance at the 2018 conference. To this end I have estimated the total accumulated travel of those attending the conference to be 6087km (3782 miles). Using the calculator on www.carbonfootprint.com this is the equivalent of generating 0.56 tonne CO2, which is 305m3 CO2 in volume (assuming travel mainly using fossil fuels). The below is then all just worked through by way of example. Apparentl
Continuing on the theme of PCRG conference papers as PDFs (see previous post by Elaine Morris) here is the script of the paper by Julie Dunne, Alistair Barclay, Elina Brook, Grace Jones, and Richard Evershed on residue evidence from Kingsmead Quarry pottery in Berkshire. The paper was presented by Julie at our meeting in Worcester in 2018. Enjoy!
At our Lancaster meeting in 2018, we discussed the development of a national typology for pottery forms. You can read about the discussion points here, and get in touch if you have comments or want to contribute to this project.
The programme for our meeting on Saturday is confirmed! Lots of Neolithic goodies this time... Please contact us if you want to attend! 10.30 Coffee and Biscuits 11.00 AGM – Chaired by Grace Jones 12.15 Alistair Barclay (Cotswold Archaeology)
Some new Grooved Ware from Drayton/Sutton Courtenay, Oxon 12.35 Jon Powell (Wessex Archaeology)
Digging down in Datchet, recent excavations at Riding Court Farm 12.55 Lunch
Local flying club or bring your own food – room available 14.
Here's the manuscript of my paper on fabric descriptions in ceramic analysis, presented at our meeting in Worcester in 2018 - hopefully it's of use and interest to many of you! I came across a series of published fabric descriptions recently which did not seem quite right. They looked good and detailed the right markers we have recommended over the years in our three editions of The Study of (Later) Prehistoric Pottery: Guidelines for Analysis and Publication (1992; 1997; 201
We've been somewhat distracted lately, but the sun is back and so are we! We're now busy prepping for our 2019 spring/summer meeting, which will in Salisbury on 22 June - appropriately close to Stonehenge the day after the midsummer solstice. Watch this space - we'll be posting outputs from the Autumn meeting in Worcester last year + other goodies soon.