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CONTENTS issue 285

(Vol.XXIV, No.9) | December 2013

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Letters

Your comments, complaints, and compliments

News

Edwina’s box at Aldeburgh; Flood of finds from Cardiff Castle leat;

Opening Edwina’s box at Aldeburgh; Flood of finds from Cardiff Castle leat; Found: Richard III’s lost chapel; Bronze Age boat-builders in Monmouth?; Tracing Tredegar House; Maryport’s Roman retail; New light on the New Forest; Revisiting Rathcroghan in Monmouth?;

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REDATING EARLY ENGLAND

The Church’s crusade against grave goods against grave goods

Death of Paganism?

Rutland’s Roman shrine

Sacrifice and squalor inside a cult centre

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Neolithic halls on Dorstone Hill Stunning remains from the dawn of farming

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ON THE COVER New dating suggests that the church took more interest in eradicating furnished burial than previously suspected.

CREDIT: John Hines

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REDATING EARLY ENGLAND

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Explaining the end of Anglo-Saxon pre-Christian funerary traditions A major survey of almost 600 Early Medieval graves has revealed that furnished burial stopped earlier, and more abruptly, than previously thought.

ENSHRINED BY CONSERVATION

A Romano-British shrine in Rutland Water Archaeological work ahead of the creation of a new wildlife habitat has uncovered a well-preserved circular structure. What can this enigmatic building tell us about Roman cult practice?

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DORSTONE HILL

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How halls for the living became homes for the dead in Herefordshire Initially interpreted as a Neolithic causeway enclosure, these Herefordshire earthworks have revealed something much more unusual: two 6,000-year-old halls, transformed into tombs.

ALAN SORRELL

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‘An artist, and not an archaeologist’ Drawing together the life and work of a pioneer in archaeological reconstruction illustrations.

REGULARS

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Opinion

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The artist and the Wall: an exploration of Alan Sorrell’s work at Hadrian’s Wall, by his daughter Julia

Reviews

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Dartmoor’s Alluring Uplands; Northumberland Churches;Ancestral Journeys;All that Matters:the Romans

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Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

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Last Word

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Andrew Selkirk reminisces about a star find in the Medieval landscape – and his own brush with television stardom

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Odd Socs

The Naval Dockyards Society

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