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CONTENTS issue 292

(Vol.XXV, No.4) | July 2014

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Letters

Your comments, complaints, and compliments and compliments and compliments

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News die that struck Britain’s earliest coins?; Corieltauvi capital in Leicester; New dates

The die that struck Britain’s earliest coins?; Corieltauvi capital in Leicester; New dates for Vespasian’s Camp; London’s Mesolithic moments; Recently recorded Roman rarities

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Special report

The logboats in the lake

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Horton's Neolithic houses

Inside the homes of Britain's first farmers

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NEW DISCOVERY

Logboats of the lake

Revealing a ships' graveyard spanning 4,000 years

Revealing a ships' graveyard spanning 4,000 years

Jerusalem of Jerusalem of Jerusalem of Jerusalem of the north the north

Jerusalem of the north How Iona's abbey imitated the Holy City

Jerusalem of Jerusalem of the north the north How Iona's abbey imitated the Holy City

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ON THE COVER The Annaghkeen logboat has been dated to 2500 BC and is 12m long, making it the oldest and longest of the vessels so far discovered in Lough Corrib.

CREDIT: Ciaran O Murchu

REGULARS

ON SOLSBURY HILL

Seeing inside a hillfort Geophysical surveys of a 20ha hilltop near Bath have given an intriguing perspective on the interior of this Iron Age structure.

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HORTON’S NEOLITHIC HOUSES

Exploring a prehistoric landscape at Kingsmead Quarry Over 10 years of excavations have revealed extensive evidence of a prehistoric landscape in Berkshire, including a cluster of Neolithic houses, and a burial containing some of Britain’s earliest gold ornaments.

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Exploring Scotland’s most sacred place 1,450 years after St Columba founded his monastery on Iona, a major research project has shed new light on a tiny settlement that became one of the most influential Christian centres in Medieval Europe.

ASPARAGUS IN THE ROMAN WORLD

Investigating Imperial eating habits What did the Romans do for us? They introduced a number of delicacies that we take for granted, including cherries, peaches, and asparagus. With asparagus season now under way, we explore how this crop flourished in Rome’s northern provinces.

did the Romans do for us? They introduced a number of delicacies that we take for granted, including cherries, peaches, and asparagus. With asparagus season way, we explore how this crop flourished in Rome’s northern provinces.

way, we explore how this crop flourished in Rome’s northern provinces. way, we explore how this crop flourished in Rome’s northern provinces.

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Festival of British Archaeology 42 Highlights from this year’s nationwide celebration of all things archaeological

Reviews

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A Viking Way of Life;The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World;Masterpieces: Early Medieval Art;Roman Roads in North-West Wales Sherds 46 Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues Interview 48 CA talks to Fiona Hyslop, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, about the role of archaeology in modern Scotland, and her vision for its future

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues Interview 48 CAtalks to Fiona Hyslop, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, about the role of archaeology in modern Scotland, and her vision for its future

Odd Socs

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The Goodluck Mine Preservation Club

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