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John Palmer

Preston near Weymouth, Dorset, England

Being retired, I prefer not to show my full address here; but you can use the form at the foot of this page to send me a message, and my reply will tell you how you can keep in touch with me, by e-mail or otherwise.

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 the Dorset County Museum. Please support the Society and the Museum, perhaps by becoming members.

Main branches of this website:

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.

Alternatively, see the Sitemap.

How to contact me:
(I used to have a form here, but it ran into technical difficulties.)
Please write to me at

Please cite this website as www.palmyra.me.uk

My policy on web-design and like matters is here.
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