Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Islanders were a wealthy bunch
CELEBRATIONS at this time of year are nothing new and it is good to think that mankind has always had cause to celebrate in some way in joy, thanksgiving or for other reasons.

There is no reason to think that this did not apply to Portlanders' Mesolithic, Roman and Middle Ages ancestors.

Recent excavations by the Association for Portland Archaeology have disclosed in parts what the lifestyles of these people could have been like but, as APA director Mrs Susann Palmer has pointed out: "There is no evidence that celebrations took place on either of the Portland sites."