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Archaeology Matters

Past Issue 148

May/June 2016

On the cover: 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.

Issue 148 front cover

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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