(Vol.XXVII, No.10) ❙ January 2017 CONTENTS
18 GREAT RYBURGH
A remarkable Anglo-Saxon cemetery revealed Anglo-Saxon timber coffins are rare, but archaeologists working in Norfolk have recently uncovered over 80 log coffins and plank-lined graves beside the River Wensum. What can the burials tell us about this early Christian community? 24 ROMAN MUCKING
Coming to terms with messy reality With evidence of large-scale pottery production and grain processing, five cemeteries, and two areas of cremation burial, Roman Mucking is far from simple. We examine how the settlement was redeveloped over the centuries, and how the complex site has been reinterpreted. 34 THE CIST ON WHITEHORSE HILL
Inside an Early Bronze Age burial Many of Dartmoor’s prehistoric cists excavated in
the 19th century were found to be empty, so when archaeologists investigated the Whitehorse Hill cist in 2011, its contents were a great surprise. What does this exceptional burial and its grave goods reveal about life in Early Bronze Age Dartmoor? 42 THE ‘BLUIDY’ BATTLE
OF KILLIEKRANKIE Excavating the opening engagement of the first Jacobite Rising How does a commanding officer’s account of the Battle of Killiekrankie stand up against finds from recent archaeological fieldwork at one of Scotland’s best-preserved battlefields? 48 MOUSETRAP
The archaeology of ancient mice How did ancient attitudes towards mice vary? Were the rodents seen as hungry pests, heroic warriors, or comic critters?
warriors, or comic critters?