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CONTENTS issue 282

(Vol XXIV, No.6) | September 2013

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UP FRONT

Letters

Your comments, complaints, and compliments

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News

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Evolving English Heritage; Laid to rest: Mersea’s mystery burial; Maryport’s Roman temple revealed; Getting ahead at Binchester; Canterbury’s campus finds; Exceeding Greatham expectations; Meet the Mary Rose archer

FEATURES

RETURN TO STAR CARR

Discovering the true size of a Mesolithic settlement New research at the type site for early Mesolithic studies is set to overturn traditional thinking about northern Europe’s first settlers.

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TIME HEALS

Digging Caerwent with Operation Nightingale We visited this pioneering project, which uses archaeological fieldwork to aid the recovery of wounded servicemen, at an enigmatic Roman site in Wales.

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BIRLEY FIELDS

The archaeology and history of Victorian streetscapes Tracing the transformation of life in a Manchester suburb, and how social memory can illuminate the past.

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MICK ASTON: 1946-2013

A tribute Remembering our friend and colleague Mick Aston, in his own words and those of his Time Team family.

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Mick Aston 1946-2013Mick Aston 1946-2013

Celebrating his archaeological journey Celebrating his archaeological journey

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ON THE COVER Dig for prehistory: Operation Nightingale gets to grips with the aftermath of badger interference at Chisenbury Midden on Salisbury Plain.

CREDIT: Markus Milligan

REGULARS

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Mick’s Dig Diary 42 In his final column for CA, Mick teaches us the golden rule of studying historic landscapes: go out and look!

Last word

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Andrew Selkirk commemorates Mick Aston: the hermit who changed archaeology forever.

Reviews

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Shakespeare’s London Theatreland; The Anglo-Saxon World; Men from the Ministry; A Forged Glamour

Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

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Odd Socs

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