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CONTENTS issue 305

(Vol.XXVI, No.5) | August 2015

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Piecing together the Staffordshire Hoard; Stone circle discovered on Dartmoor; Lifting the lid on Saxon Stafford; Excavating Oxford’s notorious nunnery; Dorset’s earliest Iron Age burials; Britain and Ireland’s Bronze Age gold trade; Unlocking the secrets of Salford’s New Bailey Prison; Anglo-Saxon fishtrap captured in Suffolk; Highland market forces at Tigh Caol

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C h e d w o r t h R o m a n

Vi l l a | B ri s t o l h a l l h o u s e s | T h e w r e c k o f t h e

Victory | B e r k e l e y

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Revealing the Roman villa’s lost glories Revealing the Roman villa’s lost glories Revealing the Roman villa’s lost glories ChedworthChedworth c u r r e nt a r c h a e ol o g y

Underwater archaeology

Solving the maritime mystery of the Victory

New galleries open at the Imperial War Museum

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Berkeley Castle One trench: 1,500 years of English history

Sharing stories 60 years on

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ON THE COVER Excavating a mosaic floor from the central corridor of Chedworth Roman Villa’s West Range.

CREDIT: Martin Papworth

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FEATURES CHEDWORTH ROMAN VILLA

Revealing its lost glories Ongoing research at one of England’s best-preserved Roman villas has shed new light on the buildings’ use, their spectacular mosaics, and the work of previous generations of archaeologists on the site.

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HALL HOUSES

Status symbols of late medieval Bristol In the medieval period, Bristol was a bustling, wealthy city, but until recently its houses had been largely neglected by architectural historians. Now a new study has revealed a story of militias, martial decor, and emerging civic pride.

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THE SINKING OF THE VICTORY

Natural disaster or first-rate human error? Why was one of England’s greatest flagships wrecked in 1744? Recent underwater research is providing some surprising answers. Was the vessel in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was there some other problem?

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RECAPTURING BERKELEY CASTLE

One trench: 1,500 years of English history The search for one of England’s greatest medieval minsters has uncovered a wealth of archaeological finds spanning the Roman to Civil War periods.

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Festival of Archaeology 47 Highlights from this year’s nationwide celebration of all things archaeological

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Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

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The Brookwood Cemetery Society

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