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Issue 65

June 2002

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news

Wealthy early Roman graves near St Albans

Dig in West Midlands reveals empty landscape

Medieval enclosed garden found at Welsh border castle

Porcelain finds show changes in 18th century taste

Medieval parchment from site of Canterbury’s friary

In Brief

features

Fortress Britain
Simon Denison on Britain’s Second World War defences

Great Sites
Paul Bidwell on the Roman legionary baths at Exeter

Engines of Change
David Gwyn on the landscape archaeology of railways

Lord of the Hrungs
David Hinton on the influences behind Tolkien’s epic

letters

Armoured jacks, human sacrifice, and a ‘lost’ Roman town

issues

Stop demolishing Victorian terraces, by George Lambrick

Peter Ellis

Regular column

books

Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World by Katherine Dunbabin

Migrants and Invaders by Malcolm Todd

The Molecule Hunt by Martin Jones

Britons and Romans edited by Simon James & Martin Millett

The Archaeology of Shamanism edited by Neil Price

CBA update

favourite finds

John Lewis on realising the truth about the Stanwell cursus.

 

ISSN 1357-4442

Editor Simon Denison

Issue 65 June 2002

contents

news

All the latest archaeology news from around the country.

features

Fortress Britain

The Defence of Britain Project, now complete, has revolutionised our understanding of Britain's wartime defences. Simon Denison reports

Great Sites: Exeter Roman Baths

Paul Birdwell recalls the discovery in Exeter of one of the largest and most elaborate bath-houses of the early Roman Empire

Engines of Change

Railways profoundly influenced the rural and urban landscapes of Britain. David Gwyn reports

Lord of the Hrungs

Tolkien's epic may have been part-inspired by Anglo-Saxon archaeology and story-telling. David Hinton explains

letters

Views and responses.

issues

As thousands of 19th century terraced houses are earmarked for demolition in northern towns, we may be about to repeat mistakes of the 1960s, writes George Lambrick

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

Everyone’s invited to the Neolithic party. John Lewis on the moment he realised the Stanwell cursus was a political statement.

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