ISSUE 363 ISSUE 363 (Vol. XXXI, No. 3) ❙ June 2020
18 BRING ME MY CHARIOT
Investigating burial practices in Iron Age Yorkshire The Arras Culture of East Yorkshire is renowned for its remarkable chariot graves. Where did these customs and skills originate from? A new interpretation highlights the diverse nature of life and death in the British Iron Age. 28 THE MONASTERY
BEFORE THE MARKET Spitalfields’ medieval chapter revealed The Augustinian priory of St Mary Spital was London’s first religious house founded by Londoners. Excavations have revealed how it developed from a small hospital into a large institution caring for the capital's medieval poor and sick for over 300 years. 36 INDUSTRY, COMMERCE,
lluminating Bath’s lost quayside district lluminating Bath’s lost quayside district lluminating Bath’s lost quayside district
AND THE URBAN POOR Illuminating Bath’s lost quayside district Archaeological investigations between Bath’s old city walls and the River Avon have uncovered traces of what was once a notorious slum and red-light district, home to 10,000 of the city’s poorest residents in the 18th to 20th centuries.
46 REVISITING THE LONDON
Exploring the campaign to save a 17th-century warship An ambitious initiative to raise and preserve the wreck of the London, a unique time capsule of the Cromwellian and Stuart era, has been launched. The 76-gun warship sank after exploding off the coast of Southend, and archaeologists and divers are racing against time to record the wreck’s deteriorating remains. 52 AN UNFINISHED FRONTIER?
Was Hadrian’s Wall completed in his lifetime? A key question about the northern Roman frontier is when the construction of Hadrian’s Wall was finished. What light can archaeological evidence shed on the fortifications being completed during the reign of the eponymous emperor?
fortifications being completed during the reign of