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ISSUE 377 ISSUE 377

(Vol. XXXII, No. 5) ❙ August 2021

(Vol. XXXII, o. 5} , Augu t 2021

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FEATURES

20 NORTHAMPTON’S

CHEQUERED HISTORY Uncovering Britain’s first medieval chess workshop The remains of a 12th-century carver’s workshop where chess pieces were being manufactured have been revealed during excavations in Northampton town centre. It is the first such wor shop to be found in ritain. 28 INTERPRETING DOVER

CASTLE’S GREAT TOWER Angevin innovation, or a medieval white elephant? At first glance, over Castle appears to be the epitome of medieval fortification, but a recent in-depth look at its construction has yielded a much more nuanced and complex picture of the site's design. 38 REIMAGINING THE PAST

Experiments in construction at Butser Ancient Farm An archaeologist at utser ncient Farm takes us behind the scenes, providing an in-depth look at the experimental archaeological techniques that the team uses to create the site's reconstructed buildings.

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Current Archaeology

46 SAILING AHEAD

The latest news from the Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company We bring you an update from the ambitious project working to accurately reconstruct the famous AngloSaxon ship excavated at Sutton Hoo in 1939. 50 A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Marking 50 years of the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit Over the past half century, the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit has helped record numerous archaeological sites threatened by development. We highlight some of their biggest trials and triumphs to-date.

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