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CONTENTS issue 304

(Vol.XXVI, No.4) | July 2015

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ve near Aylesbury bucks trends; Facing the past at Harwell; Revealed: the Brightlingsea harpy; Stacking up evidence: Pictish fort at Dunnicaer; Did leprosy reach Britain from Scandinavia?; Cannibal clues at Gough’s Cave; Bootlegged glass in Elizabethan Yorkshire; Historic ve near Aylesbury bucks trends; Facing the past at Harwell; Revealed: the Brightlingsea harpy; Stacking up evidence: Pictish fort at Dunnicaer; Did leprosy reach Britain from Scandinavia?; Cannibal clues at Gough’s Cave; Bootlegged glass in Elizabethan Yorkshire; Historic

Roman grave near Aylesbury bucks trends; Facing the past at Harwell; Revealed: the Brightlingsea harpy; Stacking up evidence: Pictish fort at Dunnicaer; Did leprosy reach Britain from Scandinavia?; Cannibal clues at Gough’s Cave; Bootlegged glass in Elizabethan Yorkshire; Historic saltworks restored; Linlithgow’s lost past revealed

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Face to face with the past

The real lives of Roman Britain

New galleries open at the Imperial War Museum

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Under the amphitheatreDramatic finds from pre-Roman Chester

Sharing stories 60 years on

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ON THE COVER Miniature of King John hunting in the 14th century manuscript Liber legume antiquorum regum.

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FEATURES VIKINGS IN IRELAND

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From raiders to traders Exploring a major Viking-era settlement and commercial centre at Woodstown, uncovered during the construction of the Waterford City Bypass.

UNDER THE AMPHITHEATRE

Charting pre-Roman Chester Did Chester’s history really begin with the arrival of the legions? Recent archaeological work beneath the city’s amphitheatre – the largest known in Roman Britain – suggests rather earlier origins.

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FACE TO FACE WITH THE PAST

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Uncovering the real lives of Roman Britain How far can you identify individuals in the archaeological record, and what can we learn about the experience of ordinary people in Britannia?

MAGNA CARTA AT 800

Runnymede; British Library; Society of Antiquaries Our special coverage of the Great Charter’s 800th anniversary includes a look at its landscape archaeology, and two major exhibitions exploring its significance.

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Insight

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Stonehengiana: ‘Wish You Were Here’

Context

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From rags to Renaissance treasures: exploring the Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum

Reviews

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Lord and Pharaoh;Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal;Wild Ruins

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Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

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Odd Socs

The Goss Collectors’ Club

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