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CONTENTS (Vol XX, No. 10) | January 2010

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MAGIC AND MININGTheAlderleyEdge Landscape Project The Alderley Edge Landscape Project The Alderley Edge Landscape Project

UP FRONT

Letters

Your comments, complaints and compliments.

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News

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Iron-Age torcs: a £1m-plus find; Treasure Report; Looter’s loophole closes; Lankhills cemetery; Gloucester Goth; Bronze Age Food miles; 2010 British Archaeological Awards; Back to Bosworth; The Kyng’s Beestes; Unseen artefacts from the Mary Rose.

Calendar

Archaeology dates for your diary.

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c u r r e nt a r c h a e ol o g y

From Stonehenge to Santa Claus: What do Stonehenge, Santa Claus, the Nativity and Roman midwinter celebrations all have in common?

From Stonehenge to Santa Claus: What do Stonehenge, Santa Claus, the Nativity and Roman midwinter celebrations all have in common?

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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

Art Deco Archaeology | Wearmouth Jarrow | News | Opinion | Odd Socs

ON THE COVER One of the atmospheric settings near Alderley Edge that inspired Alan Garner while writing The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.

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THE BEST OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT HOME AND ABROAD

2 6 – 2 8 Fe b r u a r y a t t h e B r i t i s h Mu s e um , L o n d o n

FEATURES

FROM STONEHENGE TO SANTA CLAUS

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The Archaeology of Christmas We look at the evolution of our modern Christmas, from prehistory to the present.

MAGIC AND MINING

The Alderley Edge Landscape Project Archaeologists unravel the truth about the legends of Alan Garner’s Alderley Edge.

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ART DECO ARCHAEOLOGY

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The Heroic Band and its legacy Fresh inquiry challenges the work of some of Britain’s most famous archaeologists.

TIPPED FOR THE TOP

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Wearmouth-Jarrow’s World Heritage Site bid The Venerable Bede’s former home is the UK’s 2010 nomination; can it succeed?

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Reviews

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The Iveragh Peninsula; Tasting the Past; Where Rivers Meet; Antiquaries and Archaists; Upcoming releases.

Diary

Tony Rook at Lullingtone’s 60th.

Opinion

Poetry in pottery.

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Interview

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David Charles Hibbitt discusses the world of a self-taught archaeologist.

Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues.

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Last Word

Andrew Selkirk visits the new Ashmolean Museum.

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Odd Socs

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The National Hedgelaying Society.

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