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CONTENTS issue 261

(Vol XXII, No.9) | December 2011

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Extinct animals Neolithic migrants

Roman cults

Life under the uplands

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UP FRONT

Letters

Your comments, complaints, and compliments.

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News

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Kent’s latest home from Rome; Ringing the changes on the North Downs; Pictish symbol stone found on Highland farm; The case for community archaeology; the Antonine Wall on display; Roman west not so wild

Calendar

Archaeological dates for your diary.

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FEATURES UNDER THE UPLANDS

Cave archaeology in the Yorkshire and Lancashire Dales New research is allowing the conclusions of pioneering cave archaeologists to be tested – and revealing an underground world of extinct animals and Roman cults.

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ANGLO-SAXON OAKINGTON

Cemetery, settlement, and life beside the East Anglian Fens What can the graves of a pregnant woman, an old warrior, and an unusual number of children tell us about life and death in the 6th century?

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THE NUNNERY

Alderney’s Roman fort? Is the enigmatic site overlooking Longy Bay a Medieval ruin or a remarkably well-preserved Roman military fortification?

THE WARRENS OF BRECKLAND

From rabbits to riches ‘Bunny huggers’ fight back with a new study of the historic rabbit farms that helped shape the landscape of Norfolk and Suffolk.

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New Roman fort Best preserved in the British Isles

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The lost childrenA Saxon mystery of infant mortality

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ON THE COVER Caverns measurable to man. A caver takes time out from digging to admire the rock formations in Shuttleworth Pot.

COVER IMAGE: Pete Monk

REGULARS

REGULARS

Conference

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Some initial details to whet your appetite for the upcoming conference.

Reviews

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Frontiers of Imperial Rome;Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain; Visions of Ancient Leicester; Rediscovering Bradford

Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues.

Last Word

Last Word Andrew Selkirk 60-year project to reconstruct a lost Tudor palace

Andrew Selkirk celebrates the 60-year project to reconstruct a lost Tudor palace.

Odd Socs

Odd Socs The

The Regional Furniture Society

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