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Review – Houses of the Dead?

This volume, the 17th published by Oxbow on behalf of the Neolithic Studies Group, returns to two interrelated questions that have long been debated by archaeologists interested in Britain’s earliest monuments. The first is: do the wooden structures associated with long barrows represent ‘houses for the dead’?

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Review – A Riverine Site Near York: a possible Viking camp?

This report is about one of the most important Viking sites in England – one that remains shrouded in some confusion and secrecy. Mark Ainsley and Geoff Bambrook had been metal-detecting at the site (known here as ARSNY) since 1996, but it first came to archaeological attention in late 2003 when they approached the Yorkshire Museum with what was described as a Viking hoard.

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Collecting COVID-19

Museums across the UK are gathering objects and accounts that reflect people’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Science Notes – Oxygen isotope tree-ring dating at the Tower of London

Dendrochronology (dating timbers by analysing tree-rings) is a vital weapon in the archaeological arsenal, and one that is often mentioned in CA. This month’s ‘Science Notes’ features a new approach, using stable isotopes, which could help date samples that cannot normally be analysed using traditional methods. We will be looking at how this method was able to shed light on the history of construction at the Tower of London.

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Heritage Emergency Fund launched

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched an emergency package of support to protect heritage sites and organisations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Sunken Second World War landing craft found

A Second World War landing craft, originally reported to have sunk near the Isle of Man, has been found off the coast of Wales. The discovery was made by researchers from Bournemouth University and Bangor University as part of a research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

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Heritage from home – June

With museums and heritage sites still closed, we’ve selected some more of the finest archaeology- and history-themed activities to keep you busy. There are plenty of places to tour from the comfort of your sofa, resources to expand your knowledge about the past, and options to entertain the whole family. Amy Brunskill explores the highlights.

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