Anthony Emery gives us a privileged look behind closed doors inside the great houses of medieval England, where we see a still-breathtaking display of medieval wealth and power. The pace never slows, as we move from evidence of a new prehistoric henge through to glimpses of the Romans at table; finally, we meet London’s last Roman and discover hints of secret rituals in the Yorkshire dales. News keeps us up-to-date, and anything missed out there, you will find in Chris Catling’s Diary. Editor-in-Chief Andrew Selkirk then looks at how the Society of Antiquaries made history, and asks the question: are farmers destroying archaeology?
POWER HOUSES : the great houses of Medieval England.
POULTON HENGE : Cheshire’s hidden Bronze Age.
FOOD AND DRINK IN ROMAN BRITAIN : exploring the regional differences in Britain, using pottery and animal bones.
LONDON’S LAST ROMAN? : rescue excavations at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square include the discovery of a stone sarcophagus.
LIME KILNS : a window into a 17th century world that combined modern land improvement with ancient superstition.
Community Archaeoloy – against the odds.
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