British Archaeology banner

Cover of British Archaeology Issue 63

Issue 63

February 2002



Glastonbury lake village and prehistoric tracks ‘drying out’

Rare Bronze Age metal working site found on Eigg

Log boat from Tay estuary dated to the later Bronze Age

Archaeologists uncover history of the Royal Arsenal

Hidden collection of cross slabs at Co Durham church

In Brief


Commanders and Kings
Tony Wilmott on how post-Roman kingdoms were formed

People of the Sea
Barry Cunliffe on the lure of the sea from earliest prehistory

Great sites
Julien Parsons on 19th century excavations at Belas Knap


On defleshing, ancient roofs, plague and conservation


David Baker on regulation of developer-funded archaeology

Peter Ellis

Regular column


London Under Ground edited by Ian Haynes, Harvey Sheldon and Lesley Hannigan

Northumberland: the Power of Place by Stan Beckensall

Archaeology and the Social History of Ships by Richard Gould

Prehistoric and Roman Essex by James Kemble

Landscape Detective by Richard Muir

A Fortified Frontier by Iain MacIvor

CBA update

favourite finds

Memories of Callanish. Aubrey Burl had a ‘eureka’ moment in pondering Callanish.


ISSN 1357-4442

Editor Simon Denison

Issue 63 February 2002



All the latest archaeology news from around the country.


Roman commanders Dark Age kings

When Roman rule ended in Britain, military units on Hadrian’s Wall seized control of local areas for themselves, writes Tony Wilmott

People of the Sea

From Mesolithic times, western European peoples were united above all by one thing: access to the sea. Barry Cunliffe explains

Great Sites: Belas Knap

Skeletons excavated at Belas Knap in the 19th century led to theories of a superior race of Bronze Age invaders conquering Neolithic Britain. Julien Parsons reports


Views and responses.


Gaining more value from archaeology. We need a new kind of regulation for developer-funded archaeology, argues David Baker

Peter Ellis

Our regular columnist.


All the latest books on archaeology in Britain reviewed.

CBA update

Campaigns and reports from the CBA.

favourite finds

Memories of Callanish. Aubrey Burl on his discovery that folk memories of the circle’s original alignment had survived for 1000 years

Please use the lefthand menu to navigate this issue of British Archaeology

Please use the righthand menu to access Briefing, other issues of British Archaeology or return to the CBA homepage

CBA web:

British Archaeology

Jan/Feb 2005
Mar/Apr 2005
May/Jun 2005
Jul/Aug 2005
Sep/Oct 2005
Nov/Dec 2005
Jan/Feb 2006
Mar/Apr 2006
May/Jun 2006
Jul/Aug 2006
Sep/Oct 2006
Nov/Dec 2006
Jan/Feb 2007
Mar/Apr 2007
May/Jun 2007
Jul/Aug 2007
Sep/Oct 2007
Nov/Dec 2007
Jan/Feb 2008
Mar/Apr 2008
May/Jun 2008
Jul/Aug 2008
Sep/Oct 2008
Nov/Dec 2008
Jan/Feb 2009
Mar/Apr 2009
May/Jun 2009
Jul/Aug 2009
Sep/Oct 2009
Nov/Dec 2009
Jan/Feb 2010
Mar/Apr 2010
May/Jun 2010
Jul/Aug 2010
Sep/Oct 2010
Nov/Dec 2010
Jan/Feb 2011
Mar/Apr 2011
May/Jun 2011
Jul/Aug 2011
Sep/Oct 2011
Nov/Dec 2011
Jan/Feb 2012
Mar/Apr 2012

CBA Briefing

Courses & lectures
CBA Network
Grants & awards

CBA homepage