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Issue 117

Mar / Apr 2011

Contents

news

All the latest archaeology news from around the country

on the web

Historical recipies to tempt the taste buds

requiem

Our tribute to the losses of 2010

my archaeology

rancis Pryor on his accidental career

spoilheap

Why study archaeology, and can it reveal the past?

letters

Your views and responses

features

10 big questions archaeology must answer

What can archaeology do for us?

THE BIG DIG: Winchester

St Mary Magdalen Hospital, with evidence of leprosy, TB and that Romans treated wounded soldiers

Return to La Cotte

Neanderthal butchering at this Jersey cave site

Dear Lord Chancellor

The human remains "crisis" continues, and children thank organisers

The one with archaeological evidence to support it

How the Stonehenge megaliths might have been moved

The Varmints Show

In the Varmints' fifth exploration of music and archaeology, we look at the 1990s Seattle grunge music scene.

 

ISSN 1357-4442

Editor Mike Pitts

Issue 117, March/April 2011

contents

news

All the latest archaeology news from around the country

on the web

Caroline Wickham-Jones looks at recipies from times past

requiem

Our tribute to those who passed away in 2010

my archaeology

Francis Pryor descibes how his accidental archaeological career began

spoilheap

Why study archaeology, and can it reveal the past?

letters

Your views and responses

features

10 big questions archaeology must answer

What can archaeology do for us? We tackle profound issues about our identity and origins.

THE BIG DIG: St Mary Magdalen Hospital, Winchester

Evidence of leprosy and TB, and that the Romans looked after wounded soldiers

Return to La Cotte

This cave site on Jersey yields vast quantities of animal bones butchered by Neanderthals

Dear Lord Chancellor; Dear Gemma and Mikey

Leading academics have written to Parliment about the human remains "crisis", and children thank the organisers of a dig

The one with archaeological evidence to support it

Andrew Young presents the case for his answer to how the Stonehenge megaliths were moved

The Varmints Show

In the Varmint's fifth exploration of music and archaeology, Steve Ashby looks at the 1990s Seattle grunge music scene.

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I am calling on the Egyptian army to head instantly to the Egyptian Museum. There is a fire right next to it in the party headquarters. As Egypt marches against its government in late January, film director Khaled Youssef appeals for help on the Al Arabiya television channel. There is damage in the museum holding Tutankhamun's treasures, but it, the New Library of Alexandria and Luxor Museum are protected by a spontaneous alliance of citizens, police and military.

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