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ISSUE 378 ISSUE 378 (Vol. XXXII, No. 6) ❙ September 2021

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18 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

Roman finds from the Tees at Piercebridge and beyond Over the decades more than 3,600 Roman artefacts have been recovered from the River Tees at Piercebridge. But were these objects ritually deposited or discarded rubbish? A recent project ai ed to find out 26 ROAD TO THE PAST

Exploring the prehistoric heart of Galloway Excavations by GUARD Archaeology in advance of the construction of a new bypass near Dunragit have revealed evidence of human activity spanning c.8,000 years on the south-west coast of Scotland. With the findings now pu lished in full, what has been learned about this complex landscape’s past? 34 IONA’S ARCHETYPE?

A concrete replica of the Cross of St John speaks It is thought that many crosses may have once dotted the island of Iona, before they were destroyed in the wake of the Synod of Argyll. Recent analysis of a concrete replica of one particular cross, however, has illuminated surprisingly innovative aspects of its design.

44 ‘A ROOF O’ER THEIR HEADS’

Exploring the archaeology of Achtriachtan township in Glencoe Although the history of Glencoe and the eponymous massacre of 1692 have been studied in detail, archaeological remains of contemporary settlement have remained elusive – until now. A new project by the National Trust for Scotland has helped shed light on the village in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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