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CONTENTS issue 306

(Vol.XXVI, No.6) | September 2015

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Dorset Iron Age dig goes to town; Veteran vessel reopens; A lasting impression at Vindolanda; York’s medieval hospital takes centre stage; Mar’s Mesolithic mountaineers; Rethinking rock art at Roxby; Getting ahead on Achill Island; Forth Bridge is World Heritage; Towton bones tell their tale

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Buried on sacred ground

Recasting prehistory at Cliffs End Farm

New galleries open at the Imperial War Museum

Welsh World Heritage Site? Celebrating a sublime slate industry

Sharing stories 60 years on

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ON THE COVER An Anglo-Saxon male, buried alongside a possible drinking vessel, found at Barrow Clump on Salisbury Plain.

CREDIT: Wessex Archaeology / Simon James

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FEATURES ON SACRED GROUND

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Migrants and mass graves at Cliffs End Farm What can the remains of dozens of Bronze and Iron Age people buried on the Isle of Thanet tell us about the diversity of ancient funerary customs and Kent’s prehistoric population?

WELSH SLATE

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Chiselling through time We explore an industry that is integral to the culture of North Wales, and consider how to protect a living heritage landscape.

EXCAVATING BARROW CLUMP

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Soldier archaeologists and warrior graves Wessex Archaeology and the MoD initiative Operation Nightingale have been investigating an at-risk Anglo-Saxon cemetery surrounding a Bronze Age barrow. What did they find?

COAST TO COAST

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Recording England’s vanishing heritage Introducing a new community-led project working to record the thousands of threatened heritage sites along England’s coastline and tidal estuaries before they disappear forever.

BUTSER

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Back to the Neolithic Experimental archaeology centre Butser Ancient Farm has added a Neolithic longhouse to its collection of reconstructed buildings. We learn how the project came together.

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Reviews

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Thinking Big;Between the Wind and the Water;What the Victorians Threw Away

Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

Odd Socs

The British Button Society

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