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Shapwick

Field walking, map analysis, vernacular architecture and excavation all combine to analyse a typical English village.

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Contents

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Gold-in-GlassBeads and theJacobites;Picts, Gaelsand Scots;The

Jewellery of Roman Britain; and The

Archaeology of Shakespeare.

How Neutron Activation Analysis is used to identify Ancient Beads

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British

Letters

Piltdown; Piltdown again; Meet the Ancestors; Aerial Dinosaurs; Medieval

Scotland; Roman Helmets; SteepHolm

'Bluestones'; Packhorsetrails; and

Unpublished Excavations

ScienceDiary

Pollen Analysis and the Elm Decline, ESR

Dating and the FlorisbadHominid,

Stonehenge RadiocarbonDates, Cataloguing

Coins by Computer, The Indian Rope Trick, How many Men to build a Pyramid? Coral

Diaries, African Red Slipware, Documenting the British Museum; and Australian Origins.

Archaeological

Awards

What is best in British Archaeology?

The results of the 1996 British

Archaeological Awards

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Monkton

Archaeology in advance of a new road reveals a village of Roman immigrants and extensive evidence for a Bronze Age ritual landscape.

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Scaftworth

The excavation of a turf and timber road over the river Idle reveals that when they were in a hurry, the Romans used all sorts of strange road making techniques.

Coverphoto Professor Mick Aston and friends standing in Church field at Shapwick on the site of the church abandoned in 1331. Mick has broken his leg jumping over a holy well and thus has one foot in plaster and is leaning on a stick.

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Diary

TreasureAct CodeofPractice,TheUniversity

Research Assessment; The Age of Transition;

The County Archaeologist of the Year; Steve

Clarke MBE; The Best of British Archaeology;

The San Vincenzo Experience; and Small

Talk.

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Books

The 12finalists from the British

Archaeological Awards Book of the Year Award: Anglo SaxonOxfordshire; TheGreat

Rebuildings of Tudor and Stuart England; A

Slice through Time; Life and Death at Spitalfields; Celtic Goddesses;Historical

Britain; Iron Age Britain; Roman Britain; Carausius and Allectus; Fortress Scotland

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