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Past Issue 162

Issue 162 of British Archaeology

On the cover: Excavating the A14

A huge and challenging excavation which uncovered hundreds of prehistoric burials, three henges, 40 Roman pottery kilns and three Anglo-Saxon villages, has just ended in Cambridgeshire. The project’s archaeological manager explains how it happened and describes what they found.

Issue 162 of British Archaeology

Among other stories

  • London’s medieval waterfront Excavations beside the Thames 40 years ago revealed medieval timber structures built before the Great Fire and thousands of finds, which together form the foundation of the City of London's post-Roman archaeology

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum Cast Courts  The second of two Cast Courts at the V&A reopens soon after a major restoration project. It is packed with full-scale replicas of historic European sculpture, from Trajan’s Column to the west portal of Santiago Cathedral and medieval crosses from Britain and Ireland.

  • British archaeology on a global stage Eastern England has a remarkable range of historic sites and an unmatched archaeological story – explored in a pairing with Japanese sites and others around the world

  • The Horniman’s new World Gallery The Horniman Museum & Gardens was founded to show world cultures to Londoners. A century later the museum asked local people to help shape a new gallery displaying thousands of artefacts

  • The Ness of Brodgar Archaeologists returned to the Ness of Brodgar this summer for the 15th excavation season. An update on the excavations is accompanied by some striking photography

     Regulars include

  •  News The unique Black Loch iron age lake village

  • Letters War memorials, raising a kiln and the holes in antlers

  • Greg Bailey on TV Hooten and the Lady

  • Sharp focus Burgh Castle, Norfolk

  • Correspondent The promise of drones in a dry summer

  • Casefiles Friary East, Maldon 

  • Books Blick Mead and Fonthill Abbey  

  • Spoilheap The secret treasure at Fishbourne Palace 

  • Briefing The UK's only archaeological events listing, with exhibition reviews

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