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ISSN 1357-4442 Editor: Simon Denison

Issue no 49, November 1999

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Contents

News

Parish boundary that may date from the Bronze Age
`Victims of a Viking raid' on Anglesey
Iron Age homes used for summer grazing
In Brief

Features

Hadrian's Wall amid fields of corn
Air photographs reveal that Hadrian's Wall was built in a settled, farmed landscape, writes Tim Gates

Making a spear and the Iceman's outfit
Experimental reconstructions can provide surprising insights into everyday life in the distant past. John Lord and Jacqui Wood describe recent work.

Lost facts behind the story of Macbeth
The archaeology of 11th century Scotland is almost entirely undiscovered, writes Nick Aitchison

Letters

covering history teaching, more bluestones and the Golden age

Comment

Please may I demolish my listed home?
At Barrington Park, some conservationists are answering `yes'. Simon Denison looks at the issues.

Books

David Field on livestock farming in the Bronze Age
David Howlett on ingenious texts from a not-so Dark Age
Ken Dark on jumbling old events with modern myths

Essay

Looking after the old village pump ...
... And gas lamps, stocks, drinking fountains, and the rest. Jeremy Milln reports.


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