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Issue 63

February 2002

Contents

news

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

features

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

letters

On defleshing, ancient roofs, plague and conservation

issues

David Baker on regulation of developer-funded archaeology

Peter Ellis

Regular column

books

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.

 

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Editor Simon Denison

Issue 63 February 2002

contents

news

All the latest archaeology news from around the country.

features

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

letters

Views and responses.

issues

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

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

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

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