(Vol.XXVII, No.11) ❙ February 2017 CONTENTS
18 UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS
INNOVATIONS Exploring the use of technology in Britain’s country houses How did the owners of country houses respond to technological change? Recent surveys show a variety of approaches, from embracing gas, electricity, running water, and central heating at an early stage to outright rejection of dastardly innovation. 28 DRUCE FARM VILLA
Luxury living in Roman Dorset The discovery and excavation of a villa with wellpreserved mosaics in Dorset presents an opportunity to reconstruct the rise and fall of one of Roman Britain’s high-status dwellings.
34 OPENING EDWINA’S BOX
Investigating an unusual Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Barber’s Point What may be one of the earliest Christian Anglo-Saxon cemeteries in East Anglia has been revealed beside the River Alde. We explore what these graves can tell us about the transition from pagan to Christian. 42 CELTIC FROM THE WEST
In search of the archaeology of a language We look at how a cutting-edge collaboration between linguists, archaeologists, and geneticists is transforming our knowledge of Bronze Age Europe in its investigation of the possible cradle of the Celtic family of languages. 50 THE BODIES IN THE BAILEY
Uncovering enigmatic graves at Halton Castle Two graves were recently discovered at Halton Castle, much to the excavators’ surprise. How much can we say about who these individuals were?
50 Two graves were recently discovered at Halton Castle, Two graves were recently discovered at Halton Castle, T
much to the excavators’ surprise. How much can we say about who these individuals were?