My new British Archaeology came in the post today. It’s a really strong issue, with so much in it I thought I’d show the front pages for all the main features and columns. We’re very proud of it!
It leads from the cover with new research at Chysauster, an ancient village in Cornwall where you can walk among remains of Roman-era houses.
Roman Britain survives most prominently in its roads: Sasha Trubetskoy presents his unique guide in the style of London’s underground map (which we reproduce on a full page, “yours to keep” as they say).
Roman wells and kilns – and perhaps vineyards – are mong finds made at roadworks near Lincoln that range over six millennia. This is the first report on major excavations.
Medieval writers said pre-Roman Mediterranean migrants founded Britain: could this myth itself be prehistoric?
We explain how a wooden hut occupied by St Columba over 1,400 years ago has been identified in Scotland, describe what archaeologists found when human bones fell onto a Welsh beach, and hear from a project that is finding world war two flying-boats under the sea.
Plus reviews, comment, news, and a fascinating interview with land artist Richard Long (who “rarely gives interviews”, according to recent comments by the BBC and the Art Newspaper). And a special mention for Mick Sharp, and his lovely photo of megaliths in the Peak District. Which reminds me of the photos in First sight, an extraordinary discovery in the Iona archive. And there is more!
Subscribers and members will be receiving their copies soon if they haven’t already, and it’ll be in the shops on Friday. Please comment: it’s always helpful to know what readers like or don’t like, or would like to see more (or less) of.