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Issue 66

August 2002



Native village that dabbled in Roman culture

Roman mosaic found inches below ploughsoil

Egyptian seal and a ‘cave of jewels’ at Scottish mansion

The 7,700-year-old woman who ate like a wolf

Rare Iron Age temple excavated near Cambridge

In Brief


When Burial Begins
Paul Pettitt on why humans began burying their dead

Chemical Revolution
Tim Allen traces the origins of the Industrial Revolution

Great Sites
Helena Hamerow on the Anglo-Saxon town of Hamwic


The West Midlands in prehistory and the closure of railways


George Lambrick on the importance of museum collections

Peter Ellis

Regular column


The Welsh Border by Trevor Rowley

Digging up the Past by John Collis

The Historical Archaeology of Britain c 1540–1900 by Richard Newman, David Cranstone & Christine Howard-Davies

Genetics and the Search for Modern Human Origins by John H Relethford and The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes

The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek by Barry Cunliffe

CBA update

favourite finds

Val Turner on a Pictish stone that spooked a gravedigger


ISSN 1357-4442

Editor Simon Denison

Issue 66 August 2002



All the latest archaeology news from around the country.


When Burial Begins

Hundreds of millennia ago, early humans began to ‘bury’ some of their dead. Then burials became more elaborate. Why? Paul Pettitt reports

The Forgotten Chemical Revolution

New research has revealed that the Industrial Revolution began not with coal and iron, but with chemistry. And in the 16th century, too. Tim Allen reports

Great Sites: Hamwic

Helena Hamerow on excavations at Southampton, which reshaped our views of the origins of English towns and of long-distance trade in the 8th/9th centuries


Views and responses.


Museums will remain underfunded as long as archaeologists continue to neglect them, writes George Lambrick. Far too little research is now conducted into existing collections

Peter Ellis

Our regular columnist.


All the latest books on archaeology in Britain reviewed.

CBA update

Campaigns and reports from the CBA.

favourite finds

Suspicions of mischief. Val Turner on the stone that almost got her arrested

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