Tintagel Excavations 1998
| Anyone who regularly reads newspaper
reports of archaeological digs, or that finds themselves drawn
to archaeology by a chance report of a recent discovery will,
no doubt, have been impressed by the amount of media attention
focussed recently on a small piece of slate recovered during
excavations at Tintagel Island on the North Coast of Cornwall.
Headlines have spoken of "Arthur's Stone", and the letters pages
of several national papers have hosted a lively debate on the
historical and literary merits (and demerits) of the myth of
|| With these headlines in mind, the
excavation team have decided to put in the public domain their
initial thoughts on the important aspects of the excavations.
The following pages are co-authored by Professor Chris Morris,
who directed the excavation, with other members of the team,
including Kevin Brady and Rachel Barrowman.
Click here for the excavation team's
account of the Tintagel dig in 1998, what they found there, and
why it is significant.
The Tintagel Excavations are a joint project sponsored by English
Heritage and the University of Glasgow
For enquiries about the Tintagel
dig contact Rachel Barrowman
Tintagel was originally presented for the WWW
by William Kilbride. Unless otherwise stated, copyright is retained
by the excavation team. Distribution is encouraged so long as authorship
is acknowledged. The excavation team wish to acknowledge the assistance
of Professor Charles Thomas.