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Past issue 157

On the cover: Scythians

We focus on the archaeology behind the gold in the British Museum exhibition – the extraordinary range of stuff that survives, why it does so and how it was recovered.

Cover of issue 157 showing a gold relief of Scythian warrior.

Among other stories:

  • The Dwarf is Dead
    A small Anglo-Saxon lead tablet has been found in Norfolk, with a runic inscription reading, “The dwarf is dead”. What does it mean?
  • Rutland royalty?
    Precious Anglo-Saxon metal artefacts found in a Rutland field may have come from the grave of an individual of great wealth
  • Roman Lancaster
    New research suggests the town was more important as a military base and port than had been thought
  • Interview with Chris Stringer
    Reflecting on a life’s work researching human evolution
  • Treasure on Mr Treasure’s land
    An unusual outcome for a hoard of Roman coins
  • Mosaicist expert in classical mythology
    How to read a unique Roman mosaic found in Berkshire
  • The new palaeolithic Scotland
    In 2009 we reported the discovery of the oldest evidence for human activity in Scotland. What has research found since then?
  • Historical accuracy
    Mary Beard and Nassim Nicholas Taleb recently had a disagreement on Twitter about ethnic diversity in the Roman empire. Who was right?
  • Mapping hillforts
    A new project has mapped Britain and Ireland’s largest group of earthworks

Regulars include

  • Letters
    Iona, Mildenhall, Chysauster and Stonehenge
  • Greg Bailey on TV
    Celebrating Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?
  • Sharp focus
    Pueblo rock art in New Mexico
  • Correspondent
    Shortlist for the Marsh Archaeology Awards
  • Casefiles
    St Catherine’s church, Pontypridd
  • Books
    The city of Winchester, and human bones
  • Briefing
    The UK's only archaeological events listing, with exhibition reviews

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