ISSUE 350 ISSUE 350
(Vol.XXX, No.2) ❙ May 2019
18 YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT?
Excavating the Oxford Jewry Perceptions of Oxford usually revolve around 'dreaming spires' and the city's famous university, but recent excavations in the city centre have illuminated other aspects of its rich past, including early Anglo-Saxon structures and rare traces of Oxford's long-vanished medieval Jewish quarter. 26 BATTLING OLD FATHER THAMES
The Thames Discovery Programme at ten For the last decade, archaeologists and volunteers from the Thames Discovery Programme have worked tirelessly to record foreshore sites exposed by the waters of the Thames, racing against time before the fragile finds are eroded away. We explore some of the key highlights among their discoveries.
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32 SALT OF THE EARTH
How Lincolnshire transformed seawater into white gold Today, we take salt for granted, but its history stretches deep into our past. Spanning from the Middle Bronze Age into the medieval period, salt was produced in industrial quantities in Lincolnshire, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape. 42 EXERCISE TIGER
Archaeological echoes of rehearsals for the D-Day landings D-Day was a massive, complex operation, the likes of which had never been attempted before. To get the details right, the Allied forces practised their assault on a Devon beach – but the rehearsals ended in disaster, and the loss of hundreds of lives. With the tragedy marking its 75th anniversary this month, maritime surveys are shedding new light on the wreck site.