New British Archaeology!

Cover with Spine

The July/August edition of British Archaeology is published online today, and members and subscribers will start getting their copies in the post. It’s a terrific issues, with a striking front cover featuring Star Carr. You’ll be able to find it in the shops on Friday. Here are some of the highlights.

Star Carr
For the first time full details have been published of a major excavation at an iconic ancient site, where deer hunters lived on a Yorkshire lakeshore 11,000 years ago. Finds include five timber platforms, digging sticks, a bow and a house older than that previously said to be the UK’s oldest

The Battle of Dunbar’s diaspora
Works for a new cafe in Durham led to an excavation that solved a 360-year-old mystery. As an exhibition opens following a reburial ceremony, we feature a remarkable project that found two mass graves and tracked the shocking story of the men whose remains they contained

Excavations at Wallsend
We know it as Hadrian’s Wall: but it was future generations who had to maintain it. We show how major excavations revealed the challenges faced by the Roman army over more than two centuries

Remembering the Great War dead
After the first world war ended in 1918, a traumatised country honoured its losses in a landscape of tribute and pathos. To link with Tate Britain’s new show, Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One (which opened yesterday), we report on the memorials that appeared in almost every community

Breaking Ground Heritage
A successful project is using heritage to promote wellbeing among traumatised veteran soldiers, finding a shared military connection in the field can overcome a sense of isolation and low personal estimation

Rodin, Pheidias and the Parthenon
Auguste Rodin was enthused by antiquity. A British Museum exhibition shows how for the great French sculptor there was no divide between ancient Greece and modern Europe

Revealing Ipswich’s heritage
Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, has a long, unusual and well-researched history. But it’s been hard for anyone to find out about it. A project has just concluded that set out to change that

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