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CONTENTS issue 262

(Vol XXII, No.10) | January 2012

UP FRONT

Letters

Your comments, complaints, and compliments.

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News

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Quay to London’s Roman foreshore; Sealing the deal; Pictish monastery unearthed; Eliseg: Powys’ pillar of society; Industrial and in danger; Restoring Wolsey’s Roman roundels

Calendar

Archaeological dates for your diary.

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FEATURES THE FIRST MODERN HUMAN IN BRITAIN?

The KC4 maxilla controversy Why has a small fossil from Kent’s Cavern triggered debate between some of the UK’s leading prehistorians?

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THE KC4 TEETH

How they were dated Where they were found The controversy caused

Earliest modern human in Britain?

Diving below Bouldnor Cliff Exploring a submerged Mesolithic landscape n?n? olkestone Roman villa Or major Iron Age

Folkestone Roman villa Or major Iron Age port of trade?

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ON THE COVER Human or Neanderthal? Redating of the Kent’s Cavern maxilla has pushed it back into the period before Neanderthals became extinct in Britain. But is the new dating accurate?

COVER IMAGE: Chris Proctor/Torquay Museum

REGULARS

RETURN TO KENT’S CAVERN

New excavations in Britain’s oldest Scheduled Ancient Monument Hunting for hyaenas, woolly rhinoceros, and Neanderthals in the middle of Torquay.

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EARLY HOMOSAPIENS IN KENT’S CAVERN

The whats and whens of the KC4 maxilla Kent’s Cavern experts Dr Paul Pettitt and Dr Mark White respond to the controversial new findings.

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FOLKESTONE

Roman villa or Iron Age oppidum? Archaeology on the edge: exploring a precarious clifftop excavation.

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BOULDNOR CLIFF

A glimpse into the Mesolithic Underwater fieldwalking and excavating by lobster.

BAX FARM BAPTISTERY? 38 Faversham’s octagonal bathing suite Dipping into the story of an enigmatic Roman building.

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Conference

Further details on what promises to be our biggest conference yet.

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Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues.

Last Word

Andrew Selkirk celebrates the half-century of an everexpanding institution.

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Odd Socs

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The Tools and Trades History Society

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