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CONTENTS issue 254

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(Vol XXII, No.2) | May 2011

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C o n f l i c t a r c h a e o l o g y,

S c o t l a n d | Ta t s f i e l d | To u t a t i s c u l t,

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UP FRONT

Letters

Your comments, complaints, and compliments.

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News

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Stonehenge rocks; Stonehenge in high definition; Cheddar skull cups; Dirty rats! DNA confirms cause of plague; British Museum buys Assyrian treasures; Measures to combat heritage crime; Roman roads built on Iron Age foundations.

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

Mick Aston Mick Aston Roman rings Roman rings

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Last Welsh Prince Last Welsh Prince Traitor's home revealed Last Welsh Prince Last Welsh Prince Last Welsh Prince Last Welsh Prince

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ON THE COVER Marriage of Edward IV to Elizabeth Woodville, oil on panel. This image is the central panel of a small triptych that depicts the marriage between King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. The triptych appeared to be late Medieval but now has been dated to the 19th century, and is believed to be the work of an unidentified painter known as the Spanish Forger.

IMAGE: Northampton Borough Council

FEATURES THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ROYAL WEDDINGS

In search of past pomp and pageantry We have the dirt on the most magnificent of Royal occasions.

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REGULARS

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Looking for the early abbey Mick Aston discusses excavations at the Abbey, looking for the pre-Norman structure.

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TAMING THE HIGHLANDS

The palace at Stirling Castle Two projects examine the archaeology of human conflict in the Scottish Highlands

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TATSFIELD

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Excavating the last Welsh Prince of Wales The Medieval home of the rebel Owain Lawgoch has been discovered in a field in Surrey.

LORD OF THE RINGS

Roman finger-rings and the cult of Toutatis An enigmatic series of votive rings are bringing new cult evidence to light.

oman finger-rings and the cult of Toutati enigmatic series of votive rings are bringing new cult evidence to light. oman finger-rings and the cult of Toutati enigmatic series of votive rings are bringing new cult evidence to light.

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Reviews

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Bloodline:the Celtic Kings of Roman Britain; Battles,Boats and Bones; Social Relations in Later Prehistory

Context

Sites, artefacts, monuments and moments: in pictures.

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Current Archaeology Live! 2011 44 Conference review.

Odd Socs

The Brewery History Society

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