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Strange ritual practices in Langstone Harbour as two worshippers (Gill Marshalland NeilAdam) insert metal probe into Mother Earth.

Photo Eloine Wakefield, Wessex Archaeology

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Current Archaeology No. 169 Vol.XVNo 1

Published August 2000

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Down Farm

Excavation of a number of neolithic

'ritual' sites: a natural shaft at FirTree

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Field,a henge monu-ment at Wyke Down and a burial shaft at

Monkton up Wimborne.

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Huge Iron Age slag heap discovered on

Humber wetlands, and also pottery kilns producing this Romano-British face-urn.

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Langstone Harbour Survey and investigation of the islands and mud-banks within the harbour.

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Frocester Roman Villa

Not just a Roman villa: excavation of a site that was successively an Iron Age farmstead, a collection of Roman barns,

a Roman villa and a Dark Age longhouse and feasting hall.

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Reigate Witch Bottle

The scientific inves-

tigation of the contents of a witch bottle.

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