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    There is a very simple (and inexpensive) way to...

    There is a very simple (and inexpensive) way to improve the archaeological planning system. Simply designate all archaeological sites as 'protected' and require the powers that be (heritage experts,...
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    It can easily slip under the radar, but if they...

    It can easily slip under the radar, but if they catch -up on you there is always a sting in the tail. A few years back some of us got late tax bills for accommodation that we thought was part of the...
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    Don't happen often but on this occasion Marc is...

    Don't happen often but on this occasion Marc is right. No such thing as a 'free' lunch (or accommodation or travel perks). I can't see why archaeological employers (through one of their trade...
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    My understanding is that ANY deductions must...

    My understanding is that ANY deductions must still leave you with minimum pay rates....but getting back to this question of paying for travel. Any deduction from wages is only legal if it is...
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    Sorry I came to this late...there could be an...

    Sorry I came to this late...there could be an issue here if the deduction of an accommodation charge takes the wage below National Minimum Wage....... see this link ...
  6. I am not so sure about this.....it is relatively...

    I am not so sure about this.....it is relatively easy to write a programme that will identify circular or roughly circular features up to a certain size as 'post-holes' and circular or roughly...
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    I think you can claim the cost of laundry if you...

    I think you can claim the cost of laundry if you have to wash your work clothes separately from your normal laundry. I would suggest you also check out the allowance that can be claimed for costs of...
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    Could you explain Stephen what 'precision multi...

    Could you explain Stephen what 'precision multi layer analysis' is ?
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    It does depend on where you live....I know that...

    It does depend on where you live....I know that there are heritage 'attractions' who employ weekend staff particularly during the summer....a number of English Heritage sites for example
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    I don't really understand the question.....what...

    I don't really understand the question.....what does Precision Multilayer Analysis mean? My only experience of multilayer analysis is as a scientific technique using X-ray flourescence, whereas this...
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    I have this problem sometimes, but not on every...

    I have this problem sometimes, but not on every computer and not with every message. I think it has something to do with view size as set by the three stripes at the top right of the computer screen...
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    I don't know of any written work on the subject,...

    I don't know of any written work on the subject, but there is a proliferation of neolithic sites in southern Norway around about the 50m contour line. I have often wondered if the location of these...
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    Financial pressures on local authorities are...

    Financial pressures on local authorities are likely to continue to impact on non-statutory functions, such as curators/county archaeologists. Clearly one answer would be to regularize government...
  14. A lot of the cheaper ceramic currently on sale ...

    A lot of the cheaper ceramic currently on sale in the UK are made in Spain.....They will certainly become more expensive if we leave the EU....
  15. Hate to say it but Marc is right on the...

    Hate to say it but Marc is right on the button....There are a number of Dont Walk By campaigns running, such as this one publicised by HSE. I also remember similar 'prize' H&S campaigns being run by...
  16. My understanding from the systems of the eastern...

    My understanding from the systems of the eastern empire was that initially the ceramics trade was controlled directly by the Roman military and latterly was franchised out. Could the drop in the...
  17. I suspect that this is the real problem with the...

    I suspect that this is the real problem with the whole CSCS scheme.....it could be accused of perpetuating an idea that H&S is the responsibility of some unseen but all-knowing corporate, rather...
  18. My qualification was accepted for the AQP card...

    My qualification was accepted for the AQP card and card is now in the post....
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    It would certainly simplify job adverts.....I...

    It would certainly simplify job adverts.....I guess old lags wouldn't be any worse off than they are at the moment. They ought to possess the nous to ask for more (by definition 'old lags' get to be...
  20. Its not really a 'fancy' one....its a slightly...

    Its not really a 'fancy' one....its a slightly different exam. It asks more questions about the hierarchy of H&S management and as a result requires a slightly wider reading of the practice and...
  21. I don't think it is that scarce (at least in...

    I don't think it is that scarce (at least in terms of typical for the Iron Age)......you would need to make comparisons with its frequency in the areas of origin of the migrants to these islands to...
  22. I took the exam because it seemed to be the only...

    I took the exam because it seemed to be the only way to qualify under the H&S management and professional option rather than just as a general operative. It seemed to me a way of showing that...
  23. CSCS card - The Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card....whats your degree title?

    I am not sure if anyone has ever applied for one of these, but here is my tale.....

    The CSCS card allows for persons to qualify for a valid card based upon academic qualification. On the CSCS card...
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    I worked on an excavation in Southampton (Winkle...

    I worked on an excavation in Southampton (Winkle Street 1985-86) where part of the site had been a sugar processing works in the post Reformation period. Not sure if the site was ever written up....
  25. Yes....there are no definite plans at present for...

    Yes....there are no definite plans at present for chartered membership, merely a chartered institute. However, I see that the IfA conference in Cardiff next spring will have a session devoted to...
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