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archaeologycurrent issue 242

CONTENTS (Vol XXI, No. 2) | May 2010

UP FRONT

Letters

Your comments, complaints and compliments.

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News

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Bronze Age shipwreck; Neolithic stone rows; Roman York’s African; Abbey Road Studios; Salisbury’s puzzling inscription; First Treasure Act conviction; Colchester’s chariot track; Time out for Time Team?

CALENDAR

Archaeology dates for your diary.

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ON THE COVER The cast-iron columns of Castlefield viaduct, which serves Manchester’s Central Station.

REGULARS

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FEATURES

MANCHESTER

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Dark Satanic Mills? A decade of rescue and research projects chart the growth of this great industrial city.

DRAPERS’ GARDENS

Unearthing the lives of Roman Londoners An interim report from this remarkable site reveals its post-Boudiccan reconstruction.

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EDINBURGH

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Slicing through 1,000 years of urban life Construction work for a new tram system has uncovered the roots of Scotland’s capital.

DUDDON VALLEY

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Diary of a dig: a novice’s view The first taste of dirt archaeology is different for everyone; here, a trowel’s edge view.

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XX

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current archaeology | www.archaeology.co.uk

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Conference Overview 38 The verdict on Archaeology 2010 and the Current Archaeology Awards.

Book Reviews

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European Influence on Celtic Art; Caesar’s Druids; The Iron Age Roundhouse; The Early Medieval Church in Wales.

Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues.

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Last Word

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Andrew Selkirk finds that the archaeology of climate change is more complicated and controversial than it is generally made out to be.

Odd Socs

The Charles Close Society.

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May 2010 |

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