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News

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Prehistoric burials on Skye; Submerged structures off Orkney; New monument type found on the North York Moors; Roman villa in Wales; £300,000 for Folkestone villa; Mudlarkers find grave on Thames foreshore; Late Medieval defences at Edinburgh Castle.

foreshore; Late Medieval defences at Edinburgh Castle.

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HADRIAN ' S WALL

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Every decade since 1849, the 'Pilgrimage' has walked the Wall. Last summer, we made the journey again. So what's new in the past 10 years?

Every decade since 1849, the 'Pilgrimage' has walked the Wall. Last summer, we made the journey again. So what's new in the past 10 years?

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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

The latest research on Hadrian's Wall | News | Reviews | Sherds | Odd Socs

Calendar

Archaeology dates for your diary.

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ON THE COVER Scenic view on Winshields, at the half-way point of Hadrian’s Wall.

REGULARS

Reviews

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Handbook to the Roman Wall; Hadrian’s Wall 1999-2000;Frontiers of Knowledge;Understanding Hadrian’s Wall;Garrison Life at Vindolanda; The Construction of Hadrian’s Wall; Hadrian’s Wall:Archaeological Research; Housesteads Roman Fort.

Sherds

Odd Socs

The Hadrianic Society

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FEATURES Introduction to the Pilgrimage

David Breeze, Hadrian’s Wall Chief Pilgrim, reveals how the pilgrimage really works.

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Day One: Walking the Wall - backwards 14 We travel the Cumbrian coast from Bowness-on-Solway to Moresby, and have a look at tourist souvenirs. FOCUS ON: SWARTHY HILL 18

Day Two: Walking in the rain

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Travelling on foot from Poltross Burn to Birdoswald, we take a look at how the National Trail is opening up the Wall. FOCUS ON: BIRDOSWALD 26

Day Three: The frontier before the Wall 28 From Corbridge to Vindolanda, we explore the Stanegate forts and the bridge over the River Tyne. FOCUS ON: VINDOLANDA 32

Day Four: The central sector

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Cawfields quarry and the problems of the Vallum, and then on to Housesteads. Were there women in the fort at Housesteads? FOCUS ON: HOUSESTEADS 39

Day Five: The eastern sector

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From Brunton to Tower Tye, and a closer look at Chesters. What happened at Limestone Corner?

Day Six: The Wall’s end

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Travelling to Newcastle, Byker, and Wallsend, we visit the main eastern forts and reflect on changes in archaeology on the Wall. FOCUS ON: SOUTH SHIELDS 54

How was Hadrian’s Wall laid out? 56 John Poulter’s survey of the Wall: was the need to signal to the forts towards the south the secret of the Wall’s layout?

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