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British Archaeology – Latest Issue 168 (Sep/Oct 2019)

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Introducing the September/October issue of British Archaeology

Cover Story – Cunning Women

There was more to Anglo-Saxon burial than swords and shields: excavation of a cemetery at Scremby, Lincolnshire is revealing new insights into female specialists involved in healing, divining and the supernatural.

Other Stories:

  • What happened to the Mesolithic?
  • Aveline’s Hole
  • Michael Faraday: scientist, genius, archaeologist?
  • Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Radiocarbon dating: the first revolution

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CUNNING WOMEN

There was more to Anglo-Saxon burial than swords and shields: excavation of a cemetery at Scremby, Lincolnshire is revealing new insights into female specialists involved in healing, divining and the supernatural.

AMONG OTHER STORIES

What happened to the Mesolithic?

Generations of archaeologists have puzzled over one of the key moments in Britain’s story – the arrival of farming. Was it an indigenous initiative, or was it brought by immigrants? A new DNA study has solved the issue in a way few would have predicted

Aveline’s Hole

One of the sites revisited for the Mesolithic ancient DNA study was a cave in Somerset. Though its human remains have a long history, the museum collection still has important new insights to offer

Michael Faraday: scientist, genius, archaeologist?

Famed for his work with electromagnetism and chemistry, Michael Faraday was also a pioneering archaeological scientist

Notre-Dame de Paris

Personal reflections on creation, destruction and buildings archaeology inspired by the devastating fire at Notre-Dame

SOUNDMARKS

An artist and an archaeologist (who is also an artist) are exploring the underground landscape of Roman Aldborough through sound and visual art

Radiocarbon dating: the first revolution

In our second feature celebrating 70 years of radiocarbon dating, we consider how old trees came to the rescue of an unexpected problem

Vikings

First news of a major ancient DNA study across Europe

 

REGULARS INCLUDE

* News

New insights into Neolithic settlers in Scotland

* Letters

A lyre to outshine Prittlewell’s

* Greg Bailey on TV

Atlantis Rising: Secrets Decoded

* Sharp focus

The heart of Orkney

* Correspondent

A celebratory Festival of Archaeology, and coming awards

* Casefiles

Wall paintings in a Flintshire church

* Books

Surveyors of Westminster Abbey, and stories of the Fens

* Spoilheap

Never mind the research, feel the money

* Briefing

The UK’s only archaeological events listing, with exhibition reviews

 

British Archaeology is a bimonthly members’ magazine that is also available in newsagents, and by subscription in print and digital