"TREASURE" and "Acculturation" might be said to be the twin themes for this issue of Current Archaeology.
Firstly treasure, and our centre spread (and front cover) reveal some of the superb Iron Age torcs recently discovered at Snettisham. There was treasure too, - or at least some very interesting objects - from Flixborough which was one of those high class Anglo-Saxon monasteries where the wealthy upper classes lived a life of piety before they were overwhelmed by sand dunes and Vikings.
But to move to a more elevated level, the main theme is really "Acculturation". This is best seen at Wasperton which is a Romano-British cemetery which gradually changes into an Anglo-Saxon cemetery - acculturation not conquest.
There is a similar case in the Bronze Age cemetery at Brightlingsea, where barrows are replaced by burials in Deverel-Rimbury urns - my favourite prehistoric pottery.
At Droitwich, there was continuity rather than change. This has always been England's foremost salt-producing town, and excavations have revealed the history of the main salt pit from the Roman period onwards with a peak of activity in the 5th and 6th centuries AD.
Our foreign section looks at the Grandmontines, one of the more austere monastic orders in the Middle Ages. The monastery at Pinel in France has been excavated, and there are plans for research at Craswall in Herefordshire.
Finally our profile is of Tony Gregory, who died of cancer aged 42 but who was already very much a leader of the archaeologists of his generation
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