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CONTENTS i ssue 314

(Vol.XXVII, No.2) | May 2016

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News Britain’s oldest Mesolithic art identified at Star Carr; Extensive Iron Age burials found at Pocklington; Best of British: the Marden Henge arrowhead; Burrowing badger reveals Bronze Age burial; Surveying the Battle of Killiecrankie; Skull of a Culloden casualty modelled; Uncovering Colchester’s Roman arcade; Anniversary plans for English Heritage; 136 not out: gasholder listed after long innings at the Oval oldest Mesolithic art identified at Star Carr; Extensive Iron Age burials found oldest Mesolithic art identified at Star Carr; Extensive Iron Age burials found

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An occupied landscape

The impact of the Roman Conquest at Hayton

New galleries open at the Imperial War Museum

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Archaeology in Wales Reaping the rewards of 40 years of digging

Sharing stories 60 years on

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ON THE COVER Footprint of a Mesolithic child aged 11-12, c.5500 BC, Goldcliff, Wales.

IMAGE: E Sacre, Goldcliff Project

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REGULARS

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FEATURES CHARTING THE ROADS

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Surveyed frameworks in the Roman Conquest of Britain What did the Romans do for us? ‘Roads’ seems an obvious answer – but how did imperial surveyors create these long-distance alignments in the early days of the Conquest?

DOGGERLAND RISES

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Exploring lands and livelihoods lost under the North Sea Some 12,000 years ago, Britain was joined to Continental Europe by a vast plain, which was inhabited by nomadic groups of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. But as sea-levels rose at the end of the last Ice Age, these lands were lost. What happened to the prehistoric people who lost their homes, and what traces of them can still be seen today?

HAYTON

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How Roman occupation redrew an Iron Age landscape Wide-ranging archaeological and geophysical surveys have revealed evidence of Iron Age farming groups inhabiting an intricately bound together landscape. What can we learn about the impact of Roman occupation on this close-knit community?

WALES IN THE VANGUARD

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Pioneering protection of the past The archaeological trusts of Wales celebrate their 40th anniversary this year. We explore the work of these vital bodies, and the extraordinary birthday present given to them by the Welsh Assembly: the most progressive heritage legislation yet put forward in the UK.

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Digs Special 2016 40

Digs Special 2016

Digs Special 2016 40

Digs Special 2016 40 This bonus section brings you a selection of exciting excavations and archaeological experiences available this year in Britain and Ireland

Conference

A round-up of what happened at CA Live! 2016

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Reviews

The Home Front in Britain 1914-18; Images of the Ice Age;Archaeology: Theories,Methods,Practice

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Museum Review 52 Reimagining the Celts at the National Museum of Scotland

Jorvik Viking Festival 55 Marking 1,000 years since the Viking conquest of England

Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

Odd Socs

The Friends of the Newport Ship

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