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CONTENTS

ISSUE 373

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(Vol.XXXII, No.1) ❙ April 2021

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FEATURES

18 THE CASE FOR CHEDWORTH VILLA

Exploring evidence for 5th-century occupation Recent dating evidence from Chedworth Roman villa has provided intriguing hints of high-status Roman-style living continuing well into the 5th century, long after imperial occupation of Britain o ficially ended. 26 FORGOTTEN FAITH?

Tracing early Christianity in western Britain and Ireland It was traditionally thought that Christianity disappeared from Britain after the Roman period, requiring reintroduction by 6th-century missionaries. We explore evidence that the religion continued to thrive in parts of western Britain and Ireland. 36 HADRIAN’S WALL

Creating division What was Hadrian's Wall for? Recent analysis suggests that there is a more nuanced story to tell about the relationship between the Roman army and the indigenous communities living in the Wall’s shadow.

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Current Archaeology

44 LE CÂTILLON II

Conserving Britain’s biggest Iron Age hoard In 2012, a cache of over 69,000 Celtic coins, as well as jewellery and other artefacts, was found in Jersey. Find out how the largest Iron Age hoard yet found in the British Isles has been carefully conserved and analysed. 52 MOURNING IN MINIATURE

Excavating an infant Beaker burial near Salisbury Investigations outside Salisbury have uncovered evidence of early Bronze Age activity, including an infant buried with an unusually small beaker.

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