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Current Archaeology 232 (Vol XX, No. 4) July 2009 Editorial Editor: Lisa Westcott lisa@archaeology.co.uk 020 8819 5580 Features Editor: Neil Faulkner neil@archaeology.co.uk News Editor: Christopher Catling chris@archaeology.co.uk Art Editor: Mark Edwards mark@currentpublishing.com Sub Editor: Caitlin McCall caitlin@archaeology.co.uk Publisher: Robert Selkirk rob@currentpublishing.com Current Publishing, Lamb House, Church Street, London W4 2PD Tel: 08456 44 77 07 (office hours) Fax: 08456 44 77 08 web: www.archaeology.co.uk Editor-in-Chief: Andrew Selkirk 9 Nassington Road, London NW3 2TX andrew@archaeology.co.uk 020 8819 5584 Advertising Page Advertising: Nick Charles nick@currentpublishing.com 020 8819 5573 Leaflet Advertising: Laurence Robertson laurence@currentpublishing.com 07872 177971 Subscriptions Current Archaeology is published monthly for a subscription of £38 for 12 issues. Foreign subscriptions £48. Subscriptions should be sent to: Current Publishing, Lamb House, Church Street, London W4 2PD Tel: (office hours): 08456 44 77 07 or 020 8819 5580 Fax: 08456 44 77 08 Subscription queries to: subs@archaeology.co.uk or online at: www.archaeology.co.uk Back issues: £4 each / £5 non-UK Binders: (holds 12 copies) £10 / £12 Slip Cases: (holds 12 copies) £12 / £14 Printed by St Ives Unauthorised reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without written permission. The publisher, editor and authors accept no responsibility in respect of any products, goods or services which may be advertised or referred to in this issue. Every effort has been made to secure permission for copyright material. In the event of any material being used inadvertently or where it has proved impossible to trace the copyright owner, acknowledgement will be made in a future issue. 220509180

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Bones, stones and genes Alice Roberts’ new BBC documentary is charting the spread of human migration. New research is pointing to the astonishing conclusion that we are all descended from one common female ancestor: the African Eve. Can this be true? Features Editor Neil Faulkner digs deeper.

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From barrow to bunker The Otterburn Training Area in Northumberland is rich in both natural beauty and multi-period archaeological remains. As part of a Ministry of Defence Estate where active firing and intensive training is de rigeur, how does the archaeology survive? CA Editor Lisa Westcott investigates.

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‘It’s a long, long way to Tipperary’ High on the moor at Silloans on the Otterburn Training Area, remains of WWI training trenches are clearly visible. Who built them, and how were they used to prepare troops for action in the Great War? Martin Brown and his team tackle the questions.

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