Alasdair Whittle, Frances Healy and Alistair Barclay were in Paris again recently to work with Laure Salanova, Philippe Chambon, Anne-Sophie Marçais and Arnaud Blin. Our models for the Bury collective tomb are nearly finished, which will go in Laure and Philippe’s forthcoming monograph. We are still waiting for the last dates for the Les Mournouards underground collective tomb, which we will write up as a paper. There is also plenty of scope for comparisons among these late-fourth millennium cal BC monuments, both in northern France and beyond.
We had clear blue skies, but a cold wind. The photo shows Frances and Alistair (and friend from New Guinea) outside the Maison d’Archéologie et Ethnologie on the Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre La Défense campus.