British Archaeology – Back Issue 153 (Mar/Apr 2017)

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Stonehenge

Archaeologists have made significant discoveries near Stonehenge, among them the grave of an adult man who might have seen the earliest megaliths erected at the site

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Stonehenge

Archaeologists have made significant discoveries near Stonehenge, among them the grave of an adult man who might have seen the earliest megaliths erected at the site

Among other stories

  • Roman pots and pans buried with flowers
    1500 years ago someone packed eight bronze vessels with bracken and flowers, and buried them in a field in what is now Wiltshire
  • Early Man
    Peter Lord talks about archaeology, imaginary worlds and as much as we could persuade him to reveal about Aardman’s forthcoming film
  • Portmahomack
    In 1994 archaeologists set out to explore a “kingdom of the Picts” in north-east Scotland, and found a monastery. 14 years of excavation revealed an extraordinary story of natives, immigrants and changing times between the sixth and 16th centuries AD
  • Caistor St Edmund
    A Roman town in Norfolk was abandoned after a few centuries and is often viewed as an urban failure. We reveal a more compelling story
  • Harold St George Gray
    A great Edwardian excavator and photographer, with a tragic secret
  • Fyvie Castle
    An Aberdeenshire castle boasts a grand Renaissance facade, but was once much more extensive. What could archaeology reveal about its owner’s aspirations?
  • Roman Londoners
    Analysis of distinctive Roman burials excavated at Lant Street, Southwark, led to a pioneering study of ethnicity and migration, revealing the many faces of Londoners who lived south of the river
  • Calanais
    The Isle of Lewis boasts one of Europe’s iconic ancient sites, a group of spectacular megaliths. Excavation and survey that took place in the 1980s has now been analysed. What did we learn?

 

Regulars include

  • Letters
    Iron age spinning, Curtain Theatre and railway works
  • Sharp focus
    A carving destroyed by Islamic State
  • Greg Bailey on TV
    The best TV archaeology is not always where you expect it
  • Correspondent
    What does Brexit mean for UK heritage?
  • Casefiles
    5 Piel Island Cottages, Cumbria
  • Books
    Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness, and Segedunum Roman fort
  • Spoilheap
    Sticking to old stories
  • Briefing
    The UK’s only archaeological events listing, with exhibition reviews
  • Requiem
    Our annual feature celebrating lovers of antiquity

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