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The Digging Stick

The history of the Digging Stick extends back to 1978, when Janette Deacon started a newsletter to cater for all members of the South African Archaeological Society. This was called the South African Archaeological Newsletter. It published articles and archaeological news in a brief and popular format and aimed to make archaeological research findings easily accessible to all.

Oliver Davies edited the Newsletter for several years. It was renamed the Digging Stick in 1984, when Shirley-Ann Pager was appointed editor. Margaret Avery followed as editor, then David Morris. Reinoud Boers took over as editor in 2002 and has increased the size and quality of the Digging Stick through partnerships with commercial advertisers and sponsors.

The Digging Stick remains the Society’s popular magazine. It features shorter articles on archaeological developments and research in southern Africa, and news briefs on advances in archaeology in South Africa, Africa and around the world. It publishes letters, notices and anything else of interest relating to archaeology.

The Digging Stick is published three times a year, in April, August and December, and is received free by members of the society.

Submissions of articles of not more than 2 500 words or shorter notes are welcome. Where possible, articles should be accompanied by relevant illustrations

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Editorial Information

Editor:

Reinoud Boers
Tel/fax: +27 (0)11 803 2681
Cell: +27 (0)82 566 6295
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Postal address:

PO Box 2196
Rivonia
2128

Physical address:

5 Henry Road
Rivonia
Sandton
2191  

Digging Stick Back Issues

    2010-2019

    • December 2010 (27.3) [PDF]
    • August 2010 (27.2) [PDF]
    • April 2010 (27.1) [PDF]

    2000-2009

    • December 2007 (24.3) [PDF]
    • August 2007 (24.2) [PDF]
    • April 2007 (24.1) [PDF]
    • Decemberr 2006 (23.3) [PDF]
    • August 2006 (23.2) [PDF]
    • April 2006 (23.1) [PDF]
    • December 2005 (22.3) [PDF]
    • August 2005 (22.2) [PDF]
    • April 2005 (22.1) [PDF]
    • December 2004 (21.3) [PDF]
    • August 2004 (21.2) [PDF]
    • April 2004 (21.1) [PDF]
    • December 2003 (20.3) [PDF]
    • August 2003 (20.2) [PDF]
    • April 2003 (20.1) [PDF]
    • December 2002 (19.3) [PDF]
    • August 2002 (19.2) [PDF]
    • April 2002 (19.1) [PDF]
    • December 2001 (18.3) [PDF]
    • September 2001 (18.2) [PDF]
    • April 2001 (18.1) [PDF]
    • November 2000 (17.3) [PDF]
    • August 2000 (17.2) [PDF]
    • April 2000 (17.1) [PDF]

    1990-1999

    • November 1999 (16.3) [PDF]
    • August 1999 (16.2) [PDF]
    • April 1999 (16.1) [PDF]
    • November 1998 (15.3) [PDF]
    • August 1998 (15.2) [PDF]
    • April 1998 (15.1) [PDF]
    • November 1997 (14.3) [PDF]
    • August 1997 (14.2) [PDF]
    • April 1997 (14.1) [PDF]
    • November 1996 (13.3) [PDF]
    • August 1996 (13.2) [PDF]
    • April 1996 (13.1) [PDF]
    • November 1995 (12.3) [PDF]
    • August 1995 (12.2) [PDF]
    • April 1995 (12.1) [PDF]
    • November 1994 (11.3) [PDF]
    • August 1994 (11.2) [PDF]
    • April 1994 (11.1) [PDF]
    • November 1993 (10.3) [PDF]
    • August 1993 (10.2) [PDF]
    • April 1993 (10.1) [PDF]
    • November 1992 (9.3) [PDF]
    • August 1992 (9.2) [PDF]
    • April 1992 (9.1) [PDF]
    • November 1991 (8.3) [PDF]
    • August 1991 (8.2) [PDF]
    • April 1991 (8.1) [PDF]
    • November 1990 (7.3) [PDF]
    • August 1990 (7.2) [PDF]
    • April 1990 (7.1) [PDF]

    1980-1989

    Newsletters