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CONTENTS issue 248

(Vol XXI, No. 8) | November 2010

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News

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Neolithic interior decoration; Britain’s oldest house; Buildings found outside Caerleon; Desperately seeking Eliseg; Durotriges Big Dig 2010; Light on the past; £1m to restore Moreden Hall Park; Rare Anglo-Saxon ring; Hornby Castle midden.

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From ancient waterways to modern highways: Ireland's prehistoric beginnings

From ancient waterways to modern highways: Ireland's prehistoric beginnings

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

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

Hoarding in Ancient Britain | Hoxne | Huxley | St a f fo rd s h i r e | News | Reviews

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ON THE COVER The detached silver vessel handle from the Hoxne Hoard, cast in the shape of a tigress with niello stripes.

REGULARS

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Calendar

Archaeology dates for your diary.

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FEATURES HOARDING IN ANCIENT BRITAIN

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Banked for the future, or a gift to the gods? Recent discoveries are prompting new interpretations of the ancient practice of burying treasure.

THE HOXNE HOARD

Two decades of study What does the gold jewellery and silver plate of this fabulous hoard tell us about its origins?

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THE HUXLEY HOARD

Viking silver unearthed This group of unusual silver arm-rings is providing new clues about the dawn of Britain’s Viking Age.

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TROPHIES OF KINGS

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One year later In October 2009, the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard stunned the world. What’s new?

ANCIENT WATERWAYS TO MODERN HIGHWAYS 36 Ireland’s prehistoric beginnings New excavations reveal the rich evidence of Ireland’s early people, preserved at wetland sites.

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Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues.

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Reviews

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Britain after Rome;The Planning of Roman Roads and Walls in Northern Britain;Roman and Early Byzantine Gold Coins in Britain and Ireland;Derbyshire Cavemen;Digging for Britain.

Odd Socs

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Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust.

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STUDY ARCHAEOLOGY Free Education Guide What to choose, where to go, and what happens when you get there: your guide to archaeology courses at university in the UK.

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Co n te n ts Co n te n ts 50 Why study archaeology? • 51 Choices, Choices: a school leaver’s dilemma • 52 A Sporting Chance: best career ever? • 53 A Growing Field: environmental archaeology • 54 Under the Microscope: in the conservator’s lab • 56 Counting the Pennies • 57 University Listings • 64 Into the Light: archaeology in the modern world • 65 Academia: the Professor’s point of view

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