CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY 112
CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY No. 112 Vol.X No.5 Published December 1988
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In this issue we celebrate, if that is the right word, the summer of '88 with a Round-up of some of the leading excavations. There is also an Iron Age shrine, an absentee Iron Age, and Glass-making.
156 In The Summer of '88 we look at some of the major projects during the summer: the Roadford Reservoir Project, a moated site at Wood Hall, the Piddington Roman villa, Birdoswald Roman fort, the Cosmeston Medieval village, the West Hesleton Saxon village and finally an account of the latest discoveries at Edinburgh Castle.
163 Underlying the Harlow Roman temple, the Harlow Iron Age shrine has now been excavated.
147 Between 1550 and 1750, Glassmaking underwent three revolutions. In Post Medieval Glassmaking, David Crossley reviews the latest results.
167 Science Diary looks at the Severn levels, Bronze or Brass, Burial Archaeology, Ancient Monuments Reports, and Photogrammetry.
151 In the Diary we look at a major potential disaster for archaeology, the ending of the Manpower Services Commission. We then go on to a management review of the Royal Commissions on Historical Monuments, Philip Barker, and the Association for Independent Archaeology.
169 Where was the Iron Age in Prehistoric Dorchester? Excavations at Alington Avenue and along the new bypass have revealed important Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman, and Medieval sites - but nothing Iron Age.
174 In Letters, our readers write about Amateur Archaeology in the '50s and '60s, "Whither goeth the Amateur?" Professional Studies, and Mucking.
154 In Books we discuss Greeks, Romans and Barbarians, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture II, Agricola, The Times Atlas of Archaeology, Oxford History of the Classical World, The Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain, and The Illustration of Lithic Artefacts.
Cover Photo: The glass cone at the Stuart Works, Stourbridge, one of the finest surviving examples of the furnaces that formed the culmination of the post Medieval revolution in glassmaking. Photo: David Crossley