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(Vol. XXXII, No. 2) ❙ May 2021

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FEATURES

18 FROM ISCA TO EXCESTER

Tracing the fluctuating fortunes of Roman and medieval Exeter A recent project has combined unpublished reports from major excavations in Exeter’s city centre during the 19 0s with new scientific data and analysis to form a rich picture of the city’s changing landscape in the Roman and medieval periods. 26 FROM MOUNDS TO MONASTERIES

Examining burials in late Iron Age and early medieval Ireland Through the examination of more than 250 sites across Ireland, spanning the Iron Age to the Viking period, a pattern has emerged showing a slow but dramatic shift from burial next to one’s ancestors to interment within religious institutions. 36 REINTERPRETING A TUDOR FLAGSHIP

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New thinking on the Mary Rose and her crew It has been almost 40 years since the Mary Rose was raised from the Solent's sediments. What has been learned about Henry VIII’s flagship and her crew since then? We explore some of the latest thinking.

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42 STRINGBAGS TO STAR WARS

An archaeology of airfields Do airfields count as archaeology We consider the compelling argument that these sites not only reflect military history but also the important societal changes that came about as a result of aviation. 50 THE WOMEN OF SUTTON HOO

Exploring female stories from the celebrated cemetery The Sutton Hoo barrow cemetery is best known for its 'princely' ship burial, but it also has fascinating female stories to tell. We highlight four women involved in the 1939 excavation at the site, as well as a high-status Anglo-Saxon woman who was laid to rest in Mound 14.

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Current Archaeology

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