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CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY 102

light on the layout of Saxon Winchester.

COVER PHOTO Surveying with a theodolite on the Langdale Pikes at the head of the South Scree gully, high above the valley of Mickleden. Photo: James Quartermaine.

CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY No. 102 Vol. IX No. 7 Published November 1986

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Deep in the gravels of the River Trent a large wooden structure has been discovered: is it a mill? And then there are gold bracelet s o n Brea n Down , Winchester's third monastery, and a complete medieval trumpet in four pieces, all in this latest issue of Current Archaeology.

208 CASTLE DONINGTO N Deep down in the gravels of the River Trent a local archaeologist, Ian Hind, found massive timber structures. What wer e they? Were they medieval or Bronze Age? Patrick Clay of the Leicestershire Archaeological Unit sorts out the different phases and offers some intriguing explanations.

195 THE DIARY looks at the World Archaeological Congress, the Hart Report, Capital Gains and Heritage Projects.

198 ROMAN FLUE TILES stampe d wit h elaborat e decoration are one of the more surprising finds of Roman 'art'. What were they for? and how were they used?

201 IN SCIENCE DIARY John Musty looks at the date of Neanderthal Man, Lindow Man, The ageing of human bones, Historic cement , Surve y markers , Computers and brooches, Anti¬ fiche , some new accelerato r dates , an d remember s John Fletcher

204 WINCHESTER was dominated by three major monasteries. Martin Biddle investigated two of them, the Old Minster and the New Minster. But what do we know about the third one, Nunna¬ minster? Recent work has lifted the veil on this foundation by Alfred's queen and thrown new

214 THE WORLD ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONGRESS dre w many different views . In the Opinion Column Lorna Watts (Mrs Philip Rahtz) gives an enthusiast's report.

215 BOOKS Who won the British Archaeological Book of the Year Award? We look at all 13 shortlisted books and finally reveal the finalists and the winner. Then a quick look at the Palaeopathology of Danish Skeletons.

218 BREAN DOWN is falling into the sea and on a recent visit Keith Crabtree, of the Department of Geography at Bristol, pulled two gold bracelets out of the cliff. Excavation s b y Marti n Bell revealed the Bronze Age village from which they came.

222 LETTERS look at Dark Earth, Newcastle University, the Rescue Conference, Symbols of Power, the British Archaeological Association and continue the search for a Patron Saint for Archaeology.

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