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archaeologycurrent issue 244

CONTENTS (Vol XXI, No. 4) | July 2010

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Letters

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News

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Monastery found on Mull; Saxon settlement in Gloucestershire; Irish high crosses at risk; Indiana Gill and the ‘toxic antiquities’; From Tunisia to Ipswich; Insights into Roman Carlisle; Civic Voice launch; Nottingham’s hidden caves.

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exploring London's great river exploring London's great river LIQUID HISTORY

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ALSOFEATUREDINTHISISSUE:The Mildenhall Treasure • Excavating the Slums of Belfast Rewriting the Age of Arthur • Archaeology 2009

WESTMINSTER ABBEY'S CHAPTER HOUSE RESTORED WESTMINSTER ABBEY'S CHAPTER HOUSE RESTORED

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EVERYISSUE: Latest News • Events • Sherds • Reviews • Feedback • Opinion • Last Word • Odd Socs

Deviant Burials | Birds in archaeology | News | I nte r v iew | Last Word | Odd Socs

Issue 244

ON THE COVER The skull of a child, buried between 1735-1805, found on the Thames foreshore by a metal-detectorist in 2009.

REGULARS

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CALENDAR

Archaeology dates for your diary.

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FEATURES

LIQUID HISTORY

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Excavating the Thames We report on a new project to study and record London’s biggest archaeological site.

THE DEVIANT DEAD

Roman Britain’s unusual burials A fresh look at evidence from the cemeteries of Roman Britain: what does it all mean?

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WESTMINSTER ABBEY CHAPTER HOUSE

‘A structure perfect in itself’ The ten-year restoration programme reveals a lost history and hidden architectural gems.

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BIRDS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

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Compiling the evidence The first comprehensive look at our feathered friends in the archaeological record.

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Book Reviews

The English Coast:A History and a Prospect;The Celtic Revolution; Lancashire’s Sacred Landscape; Dining and Dwelling.

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Interview

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Dr Mike Heyworth discusses the past, present and future of the Council for British Archaeology.

Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues.

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Last Word

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Good idea, wrong architect? Editor in Chief Andrew Selkirk’s opinion of the British Museum’s plans for expansion.

Odd Socs

The Ancient Yew Group

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