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current archaeology

January 1969

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EDITORIAL

SEEN AND HEARD

WALESLAND RATH The buildings in this Welsh Rath are not unlike those in Scottish Brochs. The Irish Sea Province, at last?

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INSIDE BACK COVER

DUN LAGAIDH Euan MacKie sets out to find the origin of the brochs, and ends up by excavating a Vitrified Fort, a Dun, a Semibroch, a medieval Castle, and a nineteenth-century Crofter's cottage.

SPARSHOLT This Roman villa, with its corridor house and its aisled barn, provides a text-book example of what a prosperous Roman farmstead looked like.

THE ORIGINS OF THE CASTLE IN ENGLAND Two excavations from the research programme of the Royal Archaeological Institute, and a third on the same subject.

SULGRAVE Hidden under a Norman ring-work, a free-standing Saxon tower emerges.

ALDINGHAM As this motte is slowly eaten away by the sea, a section reveals a classic sequence of development.

YORK The initial excavation of one of William the Conqueror's earliest castles.

THE GREAT STONE CIRCLE DEBATE A Platonic dialogue between Mr. Aubrey Burl and Mr. Euan MacKie, with interruptions from the Editor.

DIARY FOR ARCHAEOLOGISTS

COVER PICTURE Excavating the early gateway at Walesland Rath.

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