Mark Simpson
ms788 [at] york.ac.uk

Welcome back to The Post Hole. I hope all our readers have had a good Easter. I am happy to present a packed and diverse Issue 22 to you over the coming pages.

As the cover suggests, this issue is a Hungate Special. We will look back at this major dig in the City of York over the last five years through the words of four people who have worked there; from the professionals, one of the York Archaeological Trust interns and a volunteer digger from the University of York. Their perspectives give a fascinating insight into this important dig, which ended last December. Or did it? Read on to find out more...

Also this issue, we have contributions from two Heads of the Archaeology Department at the University of York. Current holder of the post, Professor Julian Richards, tells us about the recent trip to London by staff and students to receive the Queen's Anniversary Prize, while former holder Professor Martin Carver discusses his role as Editor of Antiquity journal. As if that was not enough, there is also an interview with Senior Lecturer Doctor Kate Giles.

Alongside all this our Etiquette Guide series features Fieldwork (just in time for Year 1 excavations) and there is a timely look at the legacy of the R.M.S. Titanic, so much in the news and on television last month. However, the second half of the review of the excavations at Gawthorpe has had to be postponed until Issue 23, later this term.

So, there is something for everyone! I hope you enjoy the following articles as much as we, the team, enjoyed putting them together. And we still want to hear from you. Yes, you! The Post Hole is here mainly to produce articles written by students, for students, so do not be a stranger, send us your ideas and interests.

Take care