(Vol. XXXIII, No. 2) ❙ May 2022
18 HAPPY CAMPERS?
Investigating the experiences of prisoners of war near Oswestry What was life like for German soldiers interned in England during the Second World War? CA reports on recent excavations at a prisoner-ofwar camp outside Oswestry in Shropshire, where archaeologists have found evidence of everyday conflict and cooperation. 22 BACK TO THE FUTURE
Visiting Time Team’s first new digs in a decade Popular archaeology programme Time Team has returned with its first new episodes in a decade thanks to an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. We take a peek behind the scenes in Roman Oxfordshire and Iron Age Cornwall. 30 THE TRIUMPHAL ARCH
Exploring the legacy of a Roman monument From stone foundations in Roman Richborough to temporary Renaissance structures, CA looks at how one of ancient Rome’s most enduring monuments has been reimagined throughout the centuries.
40 A TALE OF TWO TEMPLES
Tracing religious remains at Maryport Roman fort The Roman fort at Maryport is best known for its collection of altars that had been buried in a series of large pits. Why were they committed to the ground, and what can the excavation of two temples nearby tell us about cult activity on the Roman frontier? 46 NEW LIGHT ON TRIMONTIUM
Building a museum against the odds Previous excavations at the Roman fort of Trimontium in the Scottish Borders have uncovered signs of a turbulent, even tragic, past. Now, renovation of the dedicated museum in Melrose has given archaeologists an opportunity to re-examine these finds.