British Archaeology – Back Issue 148

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In search of the Arabian Armada

Archaeologists behind the discovery and excavation of the Esmeralda, wrecked off the coast of Oman in 1503, describe this extraordinary project

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In search of the Arabian Armada

Archaeologists behind the discovery and excavation of the Esmeralda, wrecked off the coast of Oman in 1503, describe this extraordinary project

Among other stories

  • Pots & robbers: how to avoid tainted antiquities

Since 1970 there has been a clear international marker for avoiding illicitly traded antiquities. Why do major auction houses ignore it?

  • The man who collected houses

The curious story of the Abbey Folk Park, a pioneer of experimental archaeology (and free living) in suburban New Barnet

  • Roman fresco in London

The latest spectacular find from the City, described by the Museum of London Archaeology’s building materials specialist

  • Hide & seek

How can archaeologists find an important sector of the ancient world – children?

  • Retting dams & scutching mills

The archaeology of flax preparation in Co Antrim

 

Regulars include

* News

We continue over coverage of the unique excavations at Must Farm, Cambridgeshire

* My archaeology

Hannah Cobb talks about equality and diversity in archaeology

* Letters

How to improve commercial archaeology; and three reconstruction artists write about their work

* Greg Bailey on TV

Radio 4’s Museum of Lost Objects

* Correspondent

A new archaeology A level

* Casefiles

Gasholder No 1 at The Oval cricket ground

* Books

Iron age and Roman landscapes in Yorkshire, and suburbs in Spitalfields

* Spoilheap

The illicit lure of Rhino horns and Chinese treasure

* Briefing

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

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