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Boxgrove

Major excavation in advance of quarrying uncovered a palaeolithic landscape dating back half a million years. This revealed not only

'Boxgrove man' - a shin bone and two teeth - but also an extensive range of flint knapping and butchery sites.

ScienceDiary

TheOldestSpear,Star Carr, TheAncient BiomoleculesInitiative, Ancient DNA,

Ancient CholesterolLeaf Wax, 'Whose Bones', Homo Erectus lives on, and Mary

Leaky.

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Letters

Piltdown Again, Carausius Unveiled,

The Black Death, Tithe Maps in

Shropshire, Cave Art, and The

Blackadder School of Archaeology.

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Diary

Three major conferences took place over

Easter: The Prehistoric Society held a

Conference in honour of John Coles enti-

tled 'From Somerset to Simris', The

Roman Society held a conference on

Roman Archaeology, and The Post

Medieval Society went to Williamsburg.

This involved a trip to America, and leads on to a discussion on archaeological magazines in America, the Biblical

Archaeology Review and Archaeology.

Small Talk then looks at The Rollright

Stones, Ted Bull and Pingrum,

Kilmartin House, and The Time Team.

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Books

Gender and Material Culture, Europe in the Neolithic, Prehistoric Britain from the Air, Archaeology in Law, Virtual

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Archaeology and

Les Ecrehous, Jersey.

At Vindolanda a new open air museum has been created in the grounds of Chesterholm. Here we see the Temple to the Nymphs erected by the townsfolkj villagers of

Vindolanda, with priestess and attendants making offerings at the opening ceremony, accompanied by the Ermine Street Guard. Photo:VindolandaTrust.

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Colchester

At Stanway, just outside Colchester,

the excavation continues of a rich

Celtic cemetery of Roman date. Last year the grave of a surgeon, buried complete with his gaming board,

was excavated.

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TheVindolandaBonfire

At the fort of Vindolanda, along Hadrian' s WaIt more wooden writing tablets have been discovered, together with the bonfire where they were being burnt.

Robin Birley also describes his new open air museum.

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