British Archaeology, no 27, September 1997


Contents


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News

Beer brewing `formed part of Neolithic ceremonies'
First Tewkesbury, now Stamford Bridge
Waterfront `used at Synod of Chelsea'
In Brief

Features

Kingdom of Strathclyde's final chapter
Scotland's last British kingdom was influenced by the Vikings of Man, writes Stephen Driscoll

Roman roads that shaped the land
Roman roads may have been resented as symbols of Roman power, writes Rob Witcher

First farmers `were colonists after all'
Colonisation, more than the exchange of ideas, took farming across Eurasia, says David Harris

Letters

covering caves elsewhere, plough damage, battlefields again, the English church and epic heroism

Comment

The best archaeology tells stories about what happened in the past, argues Simon Denison

Books

Patrick Ottaway on the tale of our `oldest recorded town'
Mark Bowden on a short book with a grand ambition
John Hines on a very solid theory of ethnic identity
Ray Marjoram on peak archaeology, but not for novices

Essay

Peter Ellis takes a wry look at archaeology in a recent blockbuster movie


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