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CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY 130

Contents

404

The Great Orme Mine

The discovery of a Bronze Age Copper Mine in North Wales

410 Books

Scribes Warriors and Kings: The City of Copan; Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain; The Origins of Early

Christian Ireland; Historic Farm Buildings (shorter notices on p.423)

412

St Albans

Who was buried in the tomb of

St Alban?

414 Diary

Bournemouth University; Childe's Vile Letter; Anthony Emery and Medieval Great Houses; the County Archaeologist of the Year; and Hugh

Chapman

417

Pit Alignments

Are they Neolithic?

420

Arrington

Romano British figurines found in a child's grave

423

Books

429

Sparta - the Menelaion

An archaic shrine and a Mycenaean

Palace

432

Sparta - Roman Stoa

How Sparta turned itself into the world's first Heritage Centre

Shorter Notices

424

Boss Hall

438

Letters

An archaeological atlas; Roman diet; Sutton Hoo; Dig with Earthwatch; Does dark earth equal black? The Wic at Lincoln; and Football at Sincil Bank

An Anglo Saxon Cemetery on the outskirts of Ipswich

426

Science Diary

Front Cover

The Great Orme Mines after the 19th

Century spoil had been removed.

Iron Age metal workings at Snettesham; More metal working; The Palaeolithic at El Castello cave; How to asphalt your mummy; Brown cows in the Iron Age; How do hyaenas scrunch up bones? Dealing with human bones; Bone dating; and

Ground penetrating radar.

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