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CONTENTS

205 EDITORIAL

206 NOTES AND NEWS

208 THE 'NEW PREHISTORY: PART 2: THE BRONZE AGE.

Instead of the long series of cinerary urns that used to divide up the Bronze Age, it is now the different types of metalwork that form the crucial divisions. Colin Burgess describes why this has happened and what the new divisions mean.

215 THE BREIDDYN

This large hill-fort guards the entrance to Wales along the River Severn. Current rescue excavations show that it was first occupied in the Late Bronze Age, while a large round house reveals a surprising level of sophistication on this bleak hill top.

219 THE LONDON FORUM

Rescue excavations in the City of London snatch vital information about the Roman forum and the Palace (?) that preceded it. Brian Philp discusses this, and other rescue excavations carried out by the Council for Kentish Archaeology.

223 FAVERSHAM ABBEY

Sir Mortimer Wheeler reviews the first excavation report of the Council for Kentish Archaeology.

224 BOOKS

226 NORTH ELMHAM

in Saxon times the see of the East Anglian bishops was at Elmham. But which Elmham, North or South? Recent excavations at North Elmham reveal what looks like a Saxon Bishop's Palace.

232 LETTERS

COVER PICTURE

The Faversham Roman Villa, excavated in 10 days. Photo: Brian Philp.

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