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Issue 67

October 2002



Hopeful dead clutching their tickets to heaven

Long survival of York’s Roman fortress defences

Drinking den below streets of Edinburgh

All the emotions on display in Southwark Roman cemetery

Treasure Act brings in the gold and silver once again

In Brief


Roads from Rome
Hugh Davies discusses Roman roads as a transport system

Shipwreck to slavery
Mike Parker Pearson on the story of an 18th century sailor

Great sites
Rosamund Cleal on the Neolithic site on Windmill Hill


The origins of industry, Tolkien’s inspiration and museums


George Lambrick on the power of public support

Peter Ellis

Regular column


Viking Weapons and Warfare by J Kim Siddorn

Prehistoric Cooking by Jacqui Wood

European Landscapes of Rock Art edited by George Nash & Christopher Chippindale

The Prehistoric Archaeology of Ireland by John Waddell

Vikings and the Danelaw edited by James Graham-Campbell, Richard Hall, Judith Jesch & David Parsons

Image and Power in the Archaeology of Early Medieval Britain edited by Helena Hamerow & Arthur MacGregor

favourite finds

Rob Ixer on a lump of lead ore that made a nice paperweight


ISSN 1357-4442

Editor Simon Denison

Issue 67 October 2002



All the latest archaeology news from around the country.


Roads from Rome

Roman roads can reveal much about Roman life when viewed as part of an integrated transport system, writes modern-transport expert Hugh Davies

Shipwreck into slavery

In 1729, the Englishman Robert Drury published an account of his captivity on Madagascar. For years it was dismissed as fiction. But archaeology has now shown that it was true after all. Mike Parker Pearson reports

Great Sites: Windmill Hill

Rosamund Cleal on a Neolithic enclosure where excavations gave a rare glimpse of the vibrant gatherings that took place in this obscure period


Views and responses.


The Newport ship campaign shows the immense value of public support for archaeology, writes George Lambrick

Peter Ellis

Our regular columnist.


All the latest books on archaeology in Britain reviewed.

Update: CBA annual report

Update reported on the CBA's annual report for 2001-2002. The full text of the report can be viewed here

favourite finds

Myths against minerals. Rob Ixer on a cobble of lead ore from a Victorian mine that ended up as a paperweight.

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