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CONTENTS issue 273

(Vol XXIII, No.9) | December 2012

UP FRONT

Letters

Your comments, complaints, and compliments

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News

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Potted prehistory; Stonehenge’s cutting-edge artwork; Roman redecorating; An Iron Age step up; Crossrail’s ancient track; Piecing together the jigsaw mummies; Iberian origins for the Newport Ship?; Defence Archaeology marches on; Relocating the Place of Killearn

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Na mur | F a v e r d a l e | L l y n

C e r r i g B a c h | Ta v i s t o c k

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Finding HMS Namur Solving the mystery of the ship beneath the floor

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Iron Age treasures of Llyn Cerrig Bach

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Votive offerings unearthed during a wartime emergency during a wartime emergency

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Frontier trade at Faverdale Making a living on the edge of the Roman Empire

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ON THE COVER The ship beneath the floor in action: HMS Namur serving as Sir George Pocock’s flagship during the capture of Havana on 13 August 1762.

ON floor in action: HMS Sir George Pocock’s flagship during the capture of Havana on 13 August 1762.

CREDIT

CREDIT: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

FEATURES FINDING HMS NAMUR

Solving the mystery of the ship beneath the floor Why was an 18th-century flagship buried under a building at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, and how was it identified?

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REGULARS

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ROMAN FAVERDALE

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A frontier trading settlement What did the Romans do for the North East? Recent excavations suggest the development of a stable frontier opened new opportunities for the native population.

THE RIDDLE OF THE LAKE

Llyn Cerrig Bach and Iron Age Anglesey From musical instruments to a slave chain, what can we learn from an astonishing array of prehistoric metalwork dredged from a Welsh bog?

TAVISTOCK CANAL

Surveying a forgotten marvel of the Industrial Age What do eight years of research tell us about this pioneering site, once at the forefront of engineering innovation?

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Context

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A Pict-and-mix selection of Iron Age barrows at Meigle, Perthshire

Reviews

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A Gazetteer of Prehistoric Standing Stones in Great Britain;Visualising the Neolithic;Iron Age Ritual; Beyond the Dead Horizon

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Sherds

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Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

Special Report 48 What now for Birmingham’s Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity?

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Circulus Latínus Londiniénsis

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