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CONTENTS issue 293

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(Vol.XXV, No.5) | August 2014

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Letters

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News

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Skeleton 180: a casualty of the Norman Conquest?; A golden find: the Dorset Skeleton 180: a casualty of the Norman Conquest?; A golden find: the Dorset

Skeleton 180: a casualty of the Norman Conquest?; A golden find: the Dorset

Skeleton 180: a casualty of the Norman Conquest?; A golden find: the Dorset

Lewes’ Skeleton 180: a casualty of the Norman Conquest?; A golden find: the Dorset lunula; A fish tale in Medieval London; Elite Roman burials at Rhodaus Town; Richard III reburial; Dunragit: 7,000 years of Scottish prehistory; Unearthing an Ayrshire PoW camp

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C Hadrian’s Wall Hadrian’s Wall Who used to

C Hadrian’s Wall Hadrian’s Wall Who used to

Crossing Hadrian’s Wall Who used the gates to Roman Britain?

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ON THE COVER Silbury Hill: Europe’s largest prehistoric mound.

CREDIT: Ben Cremin, www.bencphotography.co.uk / Flickr, www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/

FEATURES

THE MANY FACES OF SILBURY HILL

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Unravelling the evolution of Europe’s largest prehistoric mound Emergency conservation work gave archaeologists the opportunity to reopen a tunnel into Silbury Hill that had been sealed for almost 40 years – with earth-shattering results.

THE SACKING OF AULDHAME

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Investigating a Viking burial in a monastic graveyard Could the unexpected discovery of a Norse warrior buried among Medieval monks shed light on the story of a saint’s vengeance and the untimely death of a king?

RETURN TO BLICK MEAD

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Exploring the Mesolithic origins of Stonehenge’s ritual landscape Why did Salisbury Plain become a focus of ceremonial activity during the early Neolithic period? Recently discovered evidence for intense Mesolithic activity could hold the key.

THE RUIN OF ROMAN BRITAIN

Exploring how the empire gave way to England Did civilisation really collapse in the wake of Roman control of Britain ending? We consider how much cultural change the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons really wrought.

WHO GOES THERE?

Inside the Hadrian’s Wall milecastles Do the small fortifications providing gateways through Hadrian’s Wall hold the key to understanding the purpose of this Roman frontier?

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REGULARS

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Reviews

The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain; The Great Archaeologists; Archaeology and Celtic Myth

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Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

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Opinion

Ian Haynes discusses a new way to learn about archaeology

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Last Word

CA’s Editor-in-Chief, Andrew Selkirk, discusses ways to disseminate the wealth of information locked in grey literature.

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Odd Socs

The Test Card Circle

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