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On the cover: Members of Time Team are now digging for the next series of films for broadcast on Channel 4 in 2013. See page 12
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Tim Taylor is visiting industrial professor in archaeology at Bristol University (he comes from industry, and teaches media) and has made his life in archaeology and TV. Time Team is both, he writes on page 12
Ken Taylor is a professional author whose latest book, about archaeoastronomy, is due to be published in the autumn. On page 38 he writes about the Brislington Community Archaeology Project, which he chairs
Ruth Young researched her PhD in Charsadda, Pakistan, and is now working with staff and students from Pakistan and her own university in Leicester to investigate the heritage of Chitral. See page 42
Radiocarbon dates Unless otherwise noted, 14C dates are calibrated at 95% confidence (cal AD or cal BC, expressed as AD or BC). See britarch.net/lie (the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit) and Radiocarbon Dating, by S Bowman (British Museum 1990)
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