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CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY 115

CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY No. 115 Vol.X No.8 Published June 1989

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demolition of a Listed Building, but at the sound archaeology that lies underneath.

There is a brand new feature in this issue - a Listings Sup­ plement. This first edition tells you What's On in Archaeology this summer - what the units are doing, where they are digging, where volunteers are needed and when they can be visited. Full details in our supplement at the centre of the magazine.

This issue is our special biennial issue devoted to amateur archaeology when we look at the work of the finalists in the Pitt-Rivers award.

258 The Holme Project is best known for the discovery of a log boat at Hasholme. Here Peter Halkon looks at the whole project and the field walking that lies behind the discoveries.

262 Pat Adkins is an archaeologist who is watching a quarry, and who never gives up. At Rook Hall his most spectacular discovery is of a very extensive Saxon iron working complex.

243 First, however, the Diary, which begins with a two page discussion of the two big discoveries in London: the Rose Theatre and the Huggin Hill Roman Baths. Then we look at the Pitt-Rivers awards, the Independents' Congress, a £10 million gift to Cambridge and George Boon.

24Z James Cherry is one of our foremost field archaeologists. His Field work in Cumbria reveals that much of the flint came from Yorkshire. Is this the reverse of the Cumbrian Stone Axe 'trade1?

251 In Books we discuss Fortress into Town, Clarendon Palace, Goltho, Pieces of the Past, Records in Stone, Joseph Mayer, The Brigantes, Roman Chichester, Cornish Place Names, The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge, and The Seacraft of Prehistory.

264 The Science Diary looks at Optical Dating, Saxon versus Roman Iron, Romanesque Zinc, Lifting Archaeological Structures, Diet and Craft in Towns and Preserving the Mary Rose

266 Michael Hardy is investigating his home area in the valley of the River Waveney. It proves to be rather interesting, for it includes the parishes of South Elmham, possibly the site of an early Saxon bishopric. Was this a late Roman estate centre that carried through into the Saxon period?

270 Letters discuss Sussex Trowel Fodder, Who is an Independent? the Neglect of London, the Death of a Unit, Donkey Mills, Frere on Significance, Too Many Initials and the Study of Archaeologists.

254 The Awards were won by the Monmouth Archaeological Society, and here we look not only at their more spectacular opposition to the

Cover Photo. Monmouth - the destruction of a Class 2 Listed Building by Messrs Kwiksave.

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