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CONTENTS issue 281

(Vol XXIV, No.5) | August 2013

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News in the Stonehenge landscape; Unpicking potted prehistory; Second henge

Saxons in the Stonehenge landscape; Unpicking potted prehistory; Second henge for Kent; Dornier-17 rises; Conserving the Must Farm boats; Segontium’s ovens: food for fort?; Kent’s distant ancestors

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Fowl burial

What the dead say about life in Roman Cirencester What the dead say about life in Roman Cirencester c u r r e nt a r c h a e ol o g y

Inside Viking Torksey

Exploring a lost Norse winter camp

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Loftus’ royal bed burial An Anglo-Saxon fusion of pagan and Christian rites

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ON THE COVER A bird in the hand. This 2nd-century bronze and enamel cockerel is the first of its kind to be found with the tail still in place. It proves that these artefacts were figurines rather than novelty lamps.

CREDIT: Cotswold Archaeology.

FEATURES

VIKING TORKSEY

Inside the Great Army’s winter camp Currently being investigated by an interdisciplinary research project, what can this site tell us about Viking pastimes, loot-processing, and the birth of a Saxon burh?

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BURIED IN A ROYAL BED

Street House Anglo-Saxon cemetery With the surprise discovery of over 100 Early Medieval graves on a site thought to contain only Iron Age remains, we explore a story of elite burials, Christian conversion, and Loftus’ royal connections.

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CORINIUM’S DEAD

Excavating the Tetbury Road Roman cemetery After an everyday watching brief revealed the unexpected survival of pockets of Cirencester’s Roman burial ground, what can new research reveal about the city’s ancient inhabitants?

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DIGGING THE DUROTRIGES

Life and death in late Iron Age Dorset Ongoing excavations at a prehistoric ‘banjo enclosure’ have rewritten understanding of tribal life in Dorset before and after the Roman Conquest.

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REGULARS

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Context

Let’s go fly a kite: Clettraval, North Uist

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Reviews

Prehistoric Materialities;The Romano-British Peasant;Disease in London,1st-19th Centuries

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Festival of British Archaeology 46 Highlights from this year’s nationwide celebration of heritage events

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Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

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