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572 South Cave

Cover Story A major find of Celtic art - decorated Iron Age swords and scabbards, together with some very unusual spearheads, have been found in situ in a field west of Hull.

578 Roman Forts in North Wales

The layout of Roman forts is generally well known, but what went on around them? In North Wales, geophysical surveys show intensive activity on a large scale, with features which can be identified even without digging.

586 Tutbury Castle

The first proper excavations at this Midland stronghold reveal the building where Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner.


592 Llandygai

A vast excavation near Bangor in North Wales, with finds from almost every period, including a rare example of an early Neolithic rectangular building.

602 Traprain Law

Further excavations at the famous hillfort near Edinburgh emphasize the possibility of a major Bronze Age or even Neolithic settlement.


564 News

Roman skeletons at York; Barclodiad y Gawres rock art; Iron Age warriors at Dunbar; the Anglo-Saxon skillet from Shalfleet; a 'double leopard' gold coin; Coenwulf gold coin; and woodpeckers.

584 Diary

British Archaeological Awards; Presentation of Research Award

598 Books

Sutton Hoo; Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmiths; Iron Age in Northern Britain; Iron Age swords; Iron Age Communities; Celts; Druids; Snail Down Bronze Age Barrows; Yorkshire Wolds Landscapes.

608 Last word

Andrew Selkirk talks about Oxford and Prehistory; Inspired; Car Servicing; and digs up some more gobbledegook.

610 Letters

Those Heronbridge skeletons; Climate change; Say ‘Yes!’ to theory; Missing children; and Venerable Yeavering; Favourite Places.






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