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CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY 104

CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY No. 104 Vol.IX No.9 Published April 1987

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The discovery of Anglian York, the excavation of a complete Roman fort and the location of the Anglo- Saxon monastery at Hartlepool are the highlights of this issue of Current Archaeology.

259 Where was ANGLIAN YORK? Throughout the extensive excavations in Roman York and the recent work in Viking York the Anglians, who came between the Romans and the Vikings, were conspicuous by their absence. Last summer they were suddenly discovered. Richard Kemp reports.

264 THE DIARY looks at Wetland archaeology, the Environment Committee report, the UGC, the Archaeology of the Uplands, a Think Tank for Amateurs and our usual listing of events in Small Talk.

278 SCIENCE DIARY looks at Ancient Monument Laboratory Reports, What is in the Ploughsoil? Civil War Sealing-wax, Multiple Authorship, a Guide to Archaeometry, and reviews Current Scientific Techniques in Archaeology.

280 In BOOKS we discuss Migrations in Prehistory, Some Small Harvest, The Archaeology of the Roman Economy, Understanding Ancient Coins, The Pagan Celts, The Gods of the Celts, The British Celts and their Gods under Rome, Celtic Britain, The Romano-British Temple at Harlow, The National Trust Guide to Late Medieval and Renaissance Britain, The Norman Heritage, The High Middle Ages, Piazza Armerina, Barton Court Farm, Houses in Roman Cirencester, Under the Sludge and Rediscovering Dartford.

284 At REDCLIFF a late Iron Age oppidum has been discovered on the north bank of the Humber. Was it a Coritanian outpost in hostile territory?

267 IN OPINION Derek Ivens argues that archaeologists should make better use of journalists.

268 At ELGINHAUGH a complete Roman fort has been totally excavated. Unlike some other recent forts this one proved to have the classic Roman fort layout.

286 LETTERS look at Universities and the UGC, Archaeology in Schools, Archaeology on Salisbury Plain, the Ageing of human skeletons, and the Back Cover.

273 According to the Venerable Bede, HARTLEPOOL was the site of an important Anglo-Saxon monastery. The excavations have revealed not only the monastery but also the home town of Robert the Bruce, making it one of the most extensively excavated medieval towns in the north.

COVER PHOTO York: in the foreground the excavations of Anglian York, in the middle ground the walls surrounding the suburbs of medieval York, in the background York Minster overlying the centre of the Roman legionary fortress. Photo: Richard Kemp.