ARCHAEOLOGY

Our articles in this section deal with archaeology and archaeological sites from all over the world

Alan Garner’s Shovel

Mike Haigh summarises a fascinating story of the author’s earliest experience of the past The Alderley Edge shovel is really a dull, functional tool – but it has a remarkable story. It begins in the early 1940s at Alderley Edge Council School in Cheshire, where local lad Alan Garner was taught the rudiments of education

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Megaliths and Lichenoglyphs

Lichen growth is a perennial but rarely remarked feature of a megaltihic site visit. Mark Greener explains why we should take notice Lichens are easy to overlook: seemingly nondescript splodges on megaliths, insignificant against the scale of the stone let alone compared with the grandeur of the sacred landscape. Yet they’re integral to megalithic beauty:

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