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UPFRONT 3 EDITOR’S LETTER 6 LETTERS

Your comments, complaints, and compliments 8 NEWS

Rare rural plague burial found at Thornton Abbey; Britain’s earliest monastery at Beckery?; Jam yesterday: West End preserves jars; Chester’s Roman gate; Neanderthals in Jersey; Life and death at Gloucester Cathedral; The Shropshire piano hoard; New Treasure report launched; Roman tools on display; Finds tray 14 COMMENT

Joe Flatman excavates the CA archive 16 CONTEXT

Using drones to investigate Roman Northamptonshire

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CULTURE 54 REVIEWS

The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain; The Birth of Industrial Glasgow; The Mildenhall Treasure; Romano-British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking; Treasures of Roman Lincolnshire; Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain

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A look at Norton Priory’s new museum 61 CALENDAR

Our selection from the month’s exhibitions and events 62 CONFERENCE

Current Archaeology Live! 2017 is just around the corner. This special section brings you the latest details, including information about our bonus activity and a reminder of how to book. 64 SHERDS

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues 66 ODD SOCS

The Carriage Foundation

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The magnificent portal dolmen of Pentre Ifan,

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Before StonehengeBefore Stonehenge

Tracing Mesolithic journeys at Blick Mead Tracing Mesolithic journeys at Blick Mead

Set in stone Set in stone

Understanding the megalithic monuments of Pembrokeshire Understanding the megalithic monuments of Pembrokeshire

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Pioneering female archaeologists

A forgotten First World War frontline

Seeking the dominion of a Roman client king

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