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Issue 62

December 2001



Detectorists report thousands of new finds to archaeologists

Neolithic farmhouse found in Scotland

Lost Roman town abandoned 2,000 years ago found in Kent

Roman water-lifting machinery unearthed in London

Excavating a Scottish rebel’s luxurious stronghold

In Brief


Citadel of the Scots
Alan Lane on recent excavations at Dunadd hillfort

Reading the land
Peter Fowler on the antiquity of the British landscape

Great sites: Meols
David Griffiths on a once-great port now lost to the sea


On black and brown rats, medieval crafts and cannibalism


George Lambrick on Government policy on the heritage

Peter Ellis

Regular column


Prehistory in the Peak by Mark Edmonds and Tim Seaborne

Shadows in the Soil by Tony Waldron

Europe’s First Farmers edited by T Douglas Price

Landscapes of Lordship by Robert Liddiard

CBA update

favourite finds

Once lost, twice excavated. Richard Brewer’s came from a museum sub-basement.


ISSN 1357-4442

Editor Simon Denison

Issue 62 December 2001



All the latest archaeology news from around the country.


Citadel of the first Scots

Alan Lane reports on recent excavations at Dunadd hillfort in Argyll, where Scotland’s early medieval kings were inaugurated

Reading the land

50 years ago, most historians thought Britain’s landscape dated mainly from the 18th century. Then landscape archaeology began, and the rest is history, says Peter Fowler

Great Sites: Meols

Meols was once the most important ancient port in the North-West. Then it eroded into the Irish Sea. David Griffiths reports on the remarkable collection of objects found in the sands by antiquaries in the 19th century


Views and responses.


Will the new historic environment policy bring any good cheer, asks George Lambrick

Peter Ellis

Our regular columnist.


All the latest books on archaeology in Britain reviewed.

CBA update

Campaigns and reports from the CBA.

favourite finds

Once lost, twice excavated. Richard Brewer recalls finding a discarded Roman seal-box lid packed away in a gloomy museum sub-basement.

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