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ISSN 1357-4442 Editor: Simon Denison

Issue no 45, June 1999

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Contents

News

Symbolic finds on site of new Scottish parliament
`Imperial malting' found in East Anglia
New evidence for Viking love of towns
In Brief

Features

Neanderthals, sex and modern humans
A boy buried 24,000 years ago proves the two species did interbreed, writes Paul Pettitt

Stonehenge and terror in the sky
Stonehenge was built to predict meteor showers, argues space researcher Duncan Steel

From ancestor cult to divine religion
Gods were first invented in the Bronze Age, argues Mike Parker Pearson

Places

When London became a European capital
By 1300, the character of England's principal city was established, writes John Schofield

Letters

covering trowels, handaxes and shipwrecks

Comment

An abiding faith in archaeology's worth
Has archaeology changed in 30 years? In some ways not, writes Richard Morris

Books

David Barker on Ceramics in Georgian polite society
Ken Thomas on A dry book about archaeological shells
Dilip Chakrabarti on Sweeping from the Near to the Far East

Essay

Glaciers and the bluestones of Wales
It was not human effort that brought them to Stonehenge, argues Aubrey Burl


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