(Vol.XXXIV, No.4) July 2023
20 SURPRISES FROM
THE ROMAN FRONTIER Excavating Hadrian’s Wall in urban Tyneside In 2021, Pre-Construct Archaeology uncovered a previously unknown Hadrian’s Wall turret in Newcastle upon Tyne – the first to be discovered in over 40 years. As the largest turret to be identified to date, what can it tell us about Roman construction and defences along the frontier?
28 SEEKING SECLUSION
Medieval hermitages in Britain and Ireland While the conventional medieval monastic landscape is well studied, less attention has been given to the more esoteric hermitages. Here, we explore a new book that rectifies that dearth, taking us on a tour of the eremitic landscape of Britain and Ireland and showing that they were not always isolated or remote sites.
38 EXCAVATIONS AND ATTRACTIONS
Half a century with the York Archaeological Trust Having marked it s 50th bir thday last year, the York Archaeological Trust has evolved with the times, seeking the balance between rigorous research and public engagement. We explore the histor y of this trailblazing charity and how it hopes to move for ward in the next 50 years.
46 DEEP IMPACT
Can social value save archaeology f rom extinction? How can archaeology remain engaged with local communities while successfully adapting to the increased financial and political pressures of our current world? Lisa Westcott Wilkins looks to the future of archaeology through the lens of the DigVentures initiative.