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CONTENTS i ssue 312

(Vol.XXVI, No.12) | March 2016

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News Exploring our Anglo-Saxon ancestry; Origins of York’s ‘gladiators’ revealed; Tudor treasure from the Thames foreshore; A towering find from Hampton Court; York’s WWII writing on the wall; Expanding Roman Carlisle; Work to restore Jorvik begins; Meet the Woodbridge Wildman our Anglo-Saxon ancestry; Origins of York’s ‘gladiators’ revealed;

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Unearthing an intact prehistoric settlement at Must Farm

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A Spitfire named Kerala

Investigating a Battle of Britain crash site

New galleries open at the Imperial War Museum

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Urban life on the edge of Empire Seeing beneath the soil at Roman Aldborough

Sharing stories 60 years on

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ON THE COVER The roof structure of the large Bronze Age roundhouse at Must Farm.

CREDIT: M Symonds; Aviva Group Archive

FEATURES THE MUST FARM INFERNO

Exploring an intact Late Bronze Age settlement Ongoing excavation of a remarkably well-preserved Bronze Age site, destroyed by fire and submerged in water, is providing a unique snapshot of life in the prehistoric fens.

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ALDBOROUGH

Exploring the Roman town of Isurium Brigantum What can town planning tell us about life in Britain’s Roman north? An extensive programme of geophysical survey may hold the answer.

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ST KILDA

The last and outmost isle Exploring some of Britain’s most remote islands, we bring you the latest archaeological research from this surprisingly well-connected archipelago.

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THE FRAGRANT DEAD

How to treat the departed, Roman style Expensive perfumed resins played an important role in the funerary rites of the higher levels of Roman society in continental Europe – but did this elite practice ever reach the northern outpost of Britannia?

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A SPITFIRE NAMED ‘KERALA’

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Investigating a Battle of Britain training accident Excavating a Second World War crash site using archaeological methods has shed new light on how the aircraft came down, and given us a glimpse of RAF efforts to recover the pilot’s body 75 years before.

a glimpse of RAF efforts to recover

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REGULARS

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Conference

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Current Archaeology Live! 2016 is just weeks away. Read on for final details of the timetable and speakers, and our exciting bonus Sunday activity

Reviews

The Stonehenge Landscape;Rescue Archaeology;Bog Bodies Uncovered

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Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

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Odd Socs

Historic Pools of Britain

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