The Society’s newsletter, PAST, was first produced in July 1986. It is currently published three times a year in April, July and November and carries short articles and reports on current fieldwork, etc...

Contributions are invited from both members and non-members and should be sent to
Joanna Brück,
Department of Archaeology,
University College Dublin,
Dublin 4, Ireland

Contributions on disk or as e-mail attachments are preferred (either Word 6 or RTF files) but hardcopy is also accepted. Illustrations can be sent as drawings, slides, prints or tif files.

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Past 65, July 2010
Past 65
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  • The Moon, The Bonfire and The Beaker? Analysing White Inlay From Beaker Pottery in Aberdeenshire
  • A Unique Iron Age Gold Hoard Found Near Stirling
  • The Bronze Age of the Thames Valley: New Research, New Thoughts, New Agendas
  • Phil Dean: In Memoriam
  • Addenda To Our '1935' Edition of PAST
  • Derek Simpson Archive
  • Meetings Programme 2010-2011
  • A Fantastic International Bronze Age Line-up In Durham, 14 May 2011 – The Prehistoric Society's 2011 Europa Conference
  • The Archaeology and Environment of Prehistoric Rock Carvings on Nen Lawers
  • Newswarp on the Web
  • Lithic Scatters Session, TAG 2009
  • Journeys to the Underworld: Ritual Transformations of Persons, Objects and Caves in Prehistoric Central Sardinia
  • A Pecked Stone from a Neolithic Settlement Site at Green, Isle of Eday, Orkney
Past 64, April 2010
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  • Number 1, 1935
  • The Hurlers As They Were: Re-Erection Of Ancient Beaker Folk’s Stone Circles
  • Neolithic Man At Whiteleaf Barrow
  • Megaliths And Marmalade At Avebury!
  • From The Editor
  • Dating The Priddy Circles, Somerset
  • Brú Na Bóinne World Heritage Site Research Framework
  • The Isle Of Wight Study Weekend, June 2009
  • Notice Of The 2010 (For 2009) Annual General Meeting
  • Prehistoric Society Activities 2009
  • Statement Of Financial Activities For The Year Ended 31 December 2009
  • Avebury To Norwich 'Thunder Run'
  • Roger Jacobi
  • New Data On Prehistoric High Mountain Agriculture In Teverga, Spain
  • New Rock Art And Old Forests On The Isles Of Scilly
  • A New Woodhenge
  • Forthcoming Event
  • New Books
  • Missing Gold Cup!
  • Work At Maiden Castle Continues Apace
Past 63, November 2009
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  • Excavating a Bronze Age Timber Platform at Must Farm, Whittlesey, Near Peterborough
  • New Evidence For Midlate Neolithic Burial From The Colne Valley, West London
  • Pots For The Afterlife: Organic Residue Analysis of British Bronze Age Pottery From Funerary Contexts
  • Successful Research Papers Series Launched
  • The Prehistoric Society's 75th Anniversary
  • Conference News
  • Early Neolithic Pottery From Dartford, Kent
  • Run Of Pps
  • Prehistoric Society Study Tour To Sardinia
  • New Features At Avebury From Hand Coring: Geoarchaeology In Action!
  • Recent (And Not So Recent) Excavations In The Vale Of Pickering
Past 62, July 2009
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  • Preliminary Archaeological Survey of the Indigenous Territory Pacaas Novos in Rondônia, Western Brazil
  • A ‘New’ Neolithic Enclosure at Rossnaree, Brú na Bóinne, County Meath
  • Conferences
  • The Solent Basin and West Sussex Raised Beaches Field Meeting of the Quaternary Research Association & Prehistoric Society
  • Meetings Programme 2009–2010
  • The Europa Day Conference 2009—The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: Searching for the Mesolithic
  • Important: Are You a Star?
  • Two Realistic Neolithic Portraits from the Central Balkans
  • Ian Alexander George Shepherd 1951–2009
  • Campaign to Restore Carwynnen Quoit, Camborne, Cornwall
  • New Monograph Series Launched: The Prehistoric Society Research Papers
  • The Prehistoric Society Student Study Tour to North Wales, 24–26 April 2009
Past 61, April 2009
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  • The Ardnamurchan Transitions Project, Western Scotland
  • Pullyhour—A Signpost to the Past
  • The Neolithic of the Thames Valley: Exploring Regional Diversity
  • Conferences
  • Prehistoric Society Activities 2008
  • Statement of Financial Activities for the Year Ended 31 December 2008
  • Roy Allen Bequest
  • Europa Day 2009
  • Discoveries to the East of Cranborne Chase: The Damerham Archaeology Project
  • New Initiatives—Prehistoric Society Website and Research Papers
  • Preserving the John Wymer Archive
  • Conquering the Mountains: Landscape Learning and the Colonisation of Cyprus
Past 60, November 2008
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  • New Lower Palaeolithic Finds from the Axe Valley, Dorset
  • Prehistory of Mendip, Weekend Study Tour 15–17 August 2008
  • A Radiocarbon-dated Ebbsfleet Ware Bowl from North Kent
  • Is There a British Chalcolithic? People, Place and Polity in the Later Third Millennium BC
  • The 2008 Prehistoric Society Europa Day Conference
  • The Brú Na Bóinne World Heritage Site, Co. Meath, Ireland: An Emerging Research Framework
  • The Distribution of Arran Pitchstone: Territories, Exchange and the ‘English Problem’
  • Death and Burial in a Basalt Landscape: The Homs Cairn Project, Syria
  • The Prehistoric Society Student Study Tour, Northumberland National Park, April 2008
Past 59, July 2008
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  • New Work near Nutbourne, West Sussex
  • A Coastal Survey of Western Marmarica
  • Childe Fifty Years After
  • Rapid Field Investigation Methods and a New Mesolithic Site Approach for the Weald, UK
  • Meetings Programme 2008–2009
  • Research and Conservation Framework for the British Palaeolithic
  • Book Offer
  • Run Of PPS
  • Recent Discoveries of Peterborough Ware in Central London
  • Conferences
  • The Southern Kintyre Project: Interactions Across the Irish Sea
  • Rambles in Rock Art Part 3: The Petroglyphs of Sarmishsai
Past 58, April 2008
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  • Prehistoric Society Visit to Silbury Hill, October 2007
  • Geophysical Survey on a Southern French Oppidum
  • Prehistoric Society UK Study Tour 2007
  • Conferences, Meetings And Other News
  • A Neolithic Structure of Possible Ritual Significance from the Republic of Macedonia
  • Run Of PPS For Sale
  • Book Offer
  • The American Southwest: An Archaeological Study Tour
  • Stonehenge Road Scheme and Visitor Centre
  • Geophysical Fieldwork at Whitchurch, Warwickshire
  • Prehistoric Ritual and Ceremony at Lismullin, County Meath, Ireland
Past 57, November 2007
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  • Excavating Art: Recent Excavations At The Rock Art Sites At Torbhlaren, Near Kilmartin, Mid-Argyll, Scotland
  • Inqua Conference, Cairns 2007
  • The Irish Early Neolithic House - New Insights?
  • Bitting Damage: Investigating Prehistoric Horse Use
  • Society News
  • Conferences, Meetings And Other News
  • Erratum
  • Run Of PPS For Sale
  • A Middle Bronze Age Metalworking Building And Enclosure At Sigwells, Somerset, England
  • Readers’ Comments
  • The Pairing Of Enclosures: Excavations At Winnall Down Ii, Hampshire
  • East Meets West, The Agricultural Transition Way
Past 56, July 2007
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  • The Petroglyphs Of Tamgaly, Kazakhstan
  • New Excavations At Star Carr
  • The Pre-Roman Archaeology Of Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre
  • The Salcombe Find – Some Comments From Readers
  • The 2007 Europa Lecture
  • Europa 2008: A New Location, A New Format And A Major Event
  • Prehistoric Society Meetings And Events 2007-8
  • Dating A Pegged, Socketed, Leaf-Blade Spearhead From Lancashire: Some Implications For The Region’s Bronze Age
  • Conference News
  • A Shockingly New Pit alignment On The Trent Gravels
  • An Inka Administrative Site In The Ancash Highlands, North-Central Andes
  • Decoration On The Neolithic Painted Vessels From The Republic Of Macedonia
Past 55, April 2007
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Past 54, November 2006
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Past 53, July 2006
Past 53
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Past 52, April 2006
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Past 51, November 2005
Past 51
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Past 50, July 2005
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Past 49, April 2005
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Past 48, November 2004
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Past 47, July 2004
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Past 46, April 2004
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Past 45, November 2003
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