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CONTENTS issue 260

(Vol XXII, No.8) | November 2011

UP FRONT

Letters

Your comments, complaints, and compliments.

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News

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Stonehenge’s sister?; Ham Hill; Silchester; Harbouring legions; Aldborough amphitheatre; England’s ancient landscapes; Scottish redware; Priddy Circles bulldozed; Protecting Ireland’s recent past; Wedding cheer to a sad burial feast sister?; Ham Hill; Silchester; Harbouring legions; Aldborough amphitheatre; England’s ancient landscapes; Scottish redware; Priddy Circles bulldozed; Protecting Ireland’s recent past; Wedding cheer to a sad burial feast sister?; Ham Hill; Silchester; Harbouring legions; Aldborough amphitheatre; England’s ancient landscapes; Scottish redware; Priddy Circles bulldozed; Protecting Ireland’s recent past; Wedding cheer to a sad burial feast

Calendar

Archaeological dates for your diary.

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FEATURES SYON PARK SERVICES

Life and death on the Roman roadside Checking in at Syon Park, where the weary traveller in Roman Britain could find bed and board.

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Embracing Medusa How the Britons in a roadside settlement were turned to Rome How the Britons in a roadside settlement were turned to Rome Infanticide in Roman Britain The Yewden villa babies

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Roman Britain The Y villa babies

Nottingham undergroundSeeking out a subterranean city

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ON THE COVER The eyes have it. A finely detailed Medusa head discovered during the excavations at Syon Park. The original is only 4cm in diameter.

ON finely detailed Medusa head discovered during the excavations at Syon Park. The original is only 4cm in diameter.

ON finely detailed Medusa head discovered during the excavations at Syon Park. The original is only 4cm in diameter.

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COVER IMAGE: Museum of London Archaeology

REGULARS

DARTMOOR: INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES

Mining the Moor Among Dartmoor’s famous prehistoric monuments lie clues to a flourishing Medieval industrial history.

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INFANTICIDE IN ROMAN BRITAIN

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The Yewden Villa babies Have excavations at a wealthy Roman villa unearthed an ancient murder mystery?

NOTTINGHAM UNDERGROUND

How a subterranean city was used through the ages Laser-scanning has produced stunning new images of underground houses, chapels, drinking dens, and bomb shelters.

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Context

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Reconstructing the Roman fortlet at Castleshaw in the Peak District.

Reviews

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Burial in Later Anglo-Saxon England c.600-1100 AD;Becoming an Archaeologist;How to Read Industrial Britain

Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues.

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Last Word

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Andrew Selkirk comes face-to-face with Councillor Alan Melton, and talks ‘bunny huggers’.

Odd Socs

The Battlefields Trust

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