Cumulative index to Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society , etc.
Cumulative index to Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries

Follow this link to the database of Roman Purbeck Stone

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This website belongs to me, John Palmer. I have undertaken the two 'index' projects at the top of this page at the request of other people. The rest, including Roman Purbeck Stone, is entirely at my own initiative.
I am a computer programmer, retired, and amateur archaeologist. My wife Pat and I moved to Dorset in March 2000.

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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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