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John Palmer

Preston near Weymouth, Dorset, England

I am a computer programmer, retired, and amateur archaeologist. My wife Pat and I moved to Dorset in March 2000.

(DNHAS logo, Corfe Castle) We are members of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, that excellent body that owns and operates the Dorset County Museum. Please support the Society and the Museum, perhaps by becoming members.

If you don't already know my e-mail address, write to me at zx@palmyra.me.uk and my reply will show how to stay in touch.


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In archaeology, my chief interest is the Romano-British period, which is conventionally reckoned as AD 43-410, but really should include a century or so before and after. My main research is on the Roman Purbeck Stone industry.
Here is a short technical article about my use of computing in archaeology.
In computing, my specialties are the TeX typesetting program, Perl programming language and the Linux operating system. I work on a voluntary basis for the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. As I am retired, my CV is of no interest.


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