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Available on-line icon Ronald Hutton
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Seeks to build on existing work by making a detailed study of such activity in three specific cases: the limestone caves of the Bristol Channel region, the Neolithic chambered tombs of the Cotswold-Severn area and the Peak District, and the three most spectacular prehistoric monuments of the Wessex chalklands: Stonehenge, the Avebury complex and the Uffington White Horse.
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Available on-line icon Stephen G Upex
Adrian Challands
Jackie Hall
Ralph Jackson
David D Peacock
Felicity C Wild
23 - 112
Attempts to draw together all of the previous work at the site and provide a comprehensive plan, a set of suggested dates, and options on how the remains could be interpreted.
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Available on-line icon Alan K Bowman
J David David Thomas
R S O Tomlin
113 - 144
Contains full editions with commentaries of the second and final instalment of the approximately 37 ink writing-tablets from Vindolanda discovered in the excavation seasons of 2001, 2002 and 2003. The editions are numbered continuously from 870, following the sequence in Tab. Vindol. IV.1, and are grouped in the following categories: Military Document, Letters, Descripta.
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Available on-line icon David B Cuff
145 - 156
Discusses the varying interpretations of the letter. PP-B
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Available on-line icon Nina Crummy
157 - 165
Describes the vessel foot - made from leaded bronze and topped by a figure of Harpocrates - and suggests that it is further evidence that a high-status early Roman building was located close to Insula IX at the site. PP-B
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Available on-line icon Steven Willis
167 - 242
Brings a large body of Samian ware data together to explore the nature of its incidence at settlements and in graves.
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Available on-line icon David N Smith
Harry Kenward
243 - 262
Reviews the topic in the light of new data from a range of archaeological deposits, including civilian and military sites dating from the earliest period of Roman occupation. Infestation rates and, potentially, grain loss may have been high throughout Roman Britain, though many infestations may have been in equine feed. Beetle grain pests are not recorded in Britain prior to the Roman invasion, and it appears that they were absent, or extremely rare, in the early medieval period and up to the Norman Conquest. This pattern of occurrence is reviewed and it is suggested that ecological theory offers an explanation which is in accord with supposed socio-economic changes and trade. The role of grain pests is considered in the economic modelling of Romano-British agriculture.
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Available on-line icon Sheppard S Frere
263 - 274
Recent debate about the dating of Building XXVII 2 at Verulamium highlights a potential conflict between archaeological and stylistic dating of mosaics. The stratigraphic and artefactual, particularly the numismatic, evidence for the dating of the construction of Building XXVII 2 and subsequent phases of activity are examined in detail. The coin finds indicate a late date (after c. a.d. 380) for the initial construction of this building and its mosaics, with a sequence of development suggesting the continuation of urban life well into the fifth century. This dating has been challenged, however, and it has been suggested that the mosaics, stylistically, are significantly earlier. Comments are offered on the stylistic dating of the Verulamium mosaics in an Appendix by Patricia Witts. In conclusion, it is argued that there would appear to be no compelling reason why the historically important sequence of structures, suggesting the continuation of urban life in Verulamium well into the fifth century, as originally proposed, has to be rewritten.
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Available on-line icon Patricia Witts
270 - 273
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Available on-line icon Andy Hammon
275 - 305
Analyses the animal bone assemblage from the long-running Wroxeter excavations, in order to explore the social and ethnic identity of the site's inhabitants through their dietary habits. Au/PP-B
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Available on-line icon John W M Peterson
307 - 309
Discusses issues with viewshed analysis of the landscape, particularly focussing on the lack of precise location for many of the sites included. PP-B
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Available on-line icon Jörn Schuster
309 - 314
Describes the bust and places it in its historical context. PP-B
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Available on-line icon Bryn Walters
315 - 318
Reviews stones excavated from the villa in the late 1970s, suggesting that they probably derived from an opus sectile mosaic. PP-B
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Available on-line icon Evan M Chapman
Fraser Hunter
Pete R Wilson
Paul Booth
319 - 398
Roman Britain in 2010: sites explored in Wales, Scotland and England.
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Available on-line icon Sally Worrell
John Pearce
Sam Moorhead
Philippa Walton
399 - 437
Gives a short synthesis of the frequency of the different artefact types recorded and an overview of their distribution. Descriptions of significant individual artefacts recorded by the Finds Liaison Officers then follow. Additionally, this report provides a summary account of the Roman coins recorded by the Scheme since its inception in 1997.
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Available on-line icon R S O Tomlin
439 - 466
Inscriptions discovered during 2010: A. Monumental; B. Instrumentum Domesticum.
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