current archaeology number 92
In this issue.. .
Early Christianity in Scotland, Causewayed camps in Europe and Ireland, and Saxon Sussex are the highlights of this latest issue of Current Archaeology.
First, in the Diary we look at the British Archaeological Awards, English Heritage, and the Conference of Young Archaeologists.
According to Bede (I, 30), Pope Gregory recommended that pagan temples should be reused as Christian churches. This appears to have been precisely what happened at Ardnadam, where an Iron age settlement (with an aboveground souterrain) was succeeded by an early Christian monastery.
In Books we look at Village and Farmstead, Visions of the Past, The National Trust Guide to Prehistoric and Roman Britain, Late Roman Fortifications and The Creative Explosion.
Causewayed camps have long been thought to be a peculiarly English phenomenon, but they have now been discovered widely in northern Europe. We report on the findings of a recent conference.
Meanwhile, the first causewayed camp has been discovered in Ireland at Donegore, where more Neolithic pottery has been discovered than at any other single site in Ireland.
Archaeology in Eastern Europe: Marxism, or Nationalism? asks Zofia Archibald in our Opinion column.
Our Science Diarist John Musty now turns his attention to museums, and in Stonehenge redisplayed and the General revealed, he gives an in-depth and behind-the-scenes investigation as to how Salisbury Museum acquired new premises and new displays.
Did the Saxons come to Sussex by invasion or invitation? Here we give the results of a 10-year investigation by Martin Welch into the Saxons in Sussex.
Meanwhile at Marden, on the Sussex/Hampshire border, two major Saxon cemeteries are being investigated, including the grave of a Jutish princess who married into the south Saxon aristocracy.
Finally, Letters look at Golden Eggs, Site safety, Bedcanford, Bones and tanneries, and Did the Romans keep right?
Cover Photo: View from the excavations at Ardnadam, looking over the plain towards the Holy Loch (which is not visible). The mountains are on the other side of the loch. The Early Christian Chapel is in the foreground.
269 Causewayed camps in Europe
271 Donegore by J. P. Mallory and Barrie Hartwell
275 Opinion: Archaeology in Eastern
Europe: Marxism or Nationalism?
by Zofia Archibald
277 Stonehenge redisplayed and the
General revealed by John Musty
280 Saxon Sussex