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ISSUE 359 ISSUE 359 (Vol. XXX, No. 11) ❙ February 2020

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FEATURES

18 EXCAVATING CATARACTONIUM

Recent Roman discoveries during the A1 upgrade in North Yorkshire Major road improvement works have uncovered a wealth of Roman archaeology beside the A1, from settlements to cemeteries, illuminating centuries of life beside Dere Street. 26 FROM CASTLE TO PRISON

Uncovering 1,000 years of life and death in Oxford Redevelopment at Oxford Castle has found evidence of the site’s many different incarnations, from Saxon burh and luxurious Norman castle to post-medieval prison and place of execution. 34 ELIZABETHAN FRINGE THEATRE

Excavating Whitechapel’s pub playhouse Discovered in London’s East End, the remains of a 16th-century playhouse are revealing more about the converted inns that played a key role in the Elizabethan theatre scene. 38 THE MOST CURIOUS INLAID FLOOR

Westminster Abbey’s Cosmatesque mosaics An extensive project to conserve and record Westminster Abbey’s unique medieval mosaics has helped to tell the story of Henry III’s redevelopment of the Abbey.

48 UFFINGTON’S WONDER HORSE

Examining Britain’s earliest hill-figure How have interpretations of the White Horse at Uffington changed over the last 2,000 years, and what has modern archaeological science revealed about its creation?

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