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ISSUE 358 ISSUE 358 (Vol. XXX, No. 10) ❙ January 2020

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FEATURES

18 WALES AND THE SEA

Ship-shaped trade and industry Wales is a country with a rich maritime history. How were the development of its industries and its role in global trade influenced by its relationship with the sea? 28 WATERSHED CHANGES

Tracing the evolution of Silchester’s Roman baths Excavation at Silchester is revealing the story of the Roman town's grand bathhouse. Why was this lavish complex demolished and then rebuilt even bigger in the 1st century AD? 36 MESSAGES FROM THE PAST

Revealing the hidden history of a great country house Conservation and archaeological work at Knole in Kent has uncovered illuminating clues about the mansion’s 600-year past, including objects, letters, and graffiti left behind by its inhabitants and visitors. 42 ENIGMATIC EARTHWORKS

Excavating on Offa’s and Wat’s Dyke New work on these mighty but mysterious linear monuments has produced information that could help to date them, as well as some surprising discoveries relating to their construction.

48 POTS OF PERSONALITY

Exploring Nottingham’s medieval ‘face pots’ Between the mid-12th and 15th centuries there was a later medieval trend for creating cartoonish faces on clay vessels. Where did this anthropomorphic pottery come from, and what was it used for?

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