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Issue 61

October 2001

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news

Ice Age hunting camp found in Hampshire

Medieval hospital found under modern hospital in Stoke-on-Trent

Early leadmill uncovered in Sheffield

Mystery of ‘old soldier’s homestead’ in East Yorkshire

Lakenheath cemetery focused on Bronze Age mound

Iceman’s murder, Iron Age boats, Roman mosaic

features

Years of pestilence
Tom Beaumont James on archaeology of the Black Death

The medieval fleet
Gustav Milne on the medieval shipbuilding industry

Great sites
Stephen Aldhouse-Green on Paviland Cave in South Wales

letters

On Bronze Age necklaces, roofing materials and quarries

issues

George Lambrick on proposals to alter the planning system

Peter Ellis

Regular column

books

Copperopolis by Stephen Hughes

Debating the Archaeological Heritage by Robin Skeates

Safe Sanctuaries by Christopher J Brooke

Blood Red Roses edited by Veronica Fiorato, Anthea Boylston & Christopher Knüssel

Seahenge by Francis Pryor

What the Romans did for Us by Philip Wilkinson

CBA update

favourite finds

Tom Williamson’s was a prehistoric landscape in Norfolk

 

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Editor Simon Denison

Issue 61 October 2001

contents

news

All the latest archaeology news from around the country.

features

Years of pestilence

The Black Death was the greatest disaster to strike Western Europe in the historical period. Tom Beaumont James reports on how archaeology is now adding to the story

Joining the medieval fleet

Archaeology has transformed our ideas of how, and where, medieval ships were built. Gustav Milne reviews the new evidence

Great sites: Paviland Cave

Stephen Aldhouse-Green looks at new research on the site of Britain’s best-known Palaeolithic burial, a young man who died some 26,000 years ago

letters

Views and responses.

issues

The Government wants to improve the planning system. George Lambrick sees opportunities and dangers ahead. A more streamlined system could be worse

Peter Ellis

Our regular columnist.

books

All the latest books on archaeology in Britain reviewed.

CBA update

Campaigns and reports from the CBA.

favourite finds

This ancient land. Tom Williamson on his discovery that Iron Age field patterns still survive in the modern Norfolk landscape

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