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UPFRONT 3 EDITOR’S LETTER 6 LETTERS

Your comments, complaints, and compliments

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HS2 unearths Iron Age coin hoard in illingdon Confir ing lague icti s in medieval Cambridgeshire; Rare Roman relief revealed at Vindolanda; 17th-century bridge uncovered in Belfast; Roman sarcophagus discovered in Bath; Science Notes; A Viking Age family reunion; Finds Tray ast;

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Joe Flatman excavates the CA archive

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Illuminating a far-travelled vessel: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

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CULTURE 50 REVIEWS

Visions of the Roman North: art and identity in northern Roman Britain; The Wandering Herd: the medieval cattle economy of south-east England c.450-1450; Life, Death, and Rubbish Disposal in Roman Norton, North Yorkshire; Bar Locks and Early Church Security in the British Isles; Hoards from Wiltshire; Ecclesiastical Landscapes in Medieval Europe: an archaeological perspective

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A selection of sites that have recently reopened, as well as plenty of historical, archaeological, and cultural resources from around the world that are still available online 58 INTERVIEW

We speak to Raksha Dave, recently appointed president of the Council for British Archaeology, about her career, issues facing archaeology in the UK today, and how we can make exploring the past as accessible as possible 62 OPINION

ith the ni ersit of Sheffield s longstanding Archaeology department facing closure, Hugh Willmott akes the case for the discipline s i portance as a field of stud , and the wider enefits of archaeolog for all 64 SHERDS

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues 66 ODD SOCS

The Mortimer History Society

ON THE COVER Some of the more than 3,600 Roman finds reco ered from the River Tees at Piercebridge.

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Tracing the Glencoe Massacre Exploring the prehistoric heart of Galloway Raksha Dave: archaeology for everyone ❙ ❙

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