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The Thurnham Roman villa. The traffic roars past on the M20 motorway, while the excavations in advance of the construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link reveal the full extent of the villa and its outbuildings.

Photo: Oxford Archaeological Unit


Current Archaeology No. 168 Vo!.XIVNo 12

Published May 2000

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465 Parsonage Farm Medieval

466 Mersham Medieval metal

448 The Channel Tunnel Rail Link: HelenGlassintroducesthe project.

450 White Horse Stone

ANeolithiclonghouse is discoveredunder a build-upof hillwash.

454 Thurnham Roman villa

A Roman villa,

complete with its outbuildings.


Spring head Roman ceme-


460 Cuxton

The surprise discovery of an

Anglo-Saxon cemetery.


462 Saltwood I

An excavator reveals a (optic bowl in a rich

Anglo-Saxon cemetery.

and also:

464 Northumberland


A typical stretch of Kentish countryside through the ages.

working site next to the church 466 Envoi: Helen Glass reflects on the project.

the rest


Causewayed Enclosures

At Ramsgate and

Sheppey, the first causewayed enclosures in Kent have been discovered.

472 North Foreland

A hoard of Iron Age coins was discovered adjacent to a promontory fort.

474 Dover

Townwall Street reveals the humble dwellings of the Dover Portsmen.

-'478 Ashford-

Westhawk Farm

A Roman small town is discovered. Part is excavated and part is preserved.

482 Lydd

How the Romney Marshes were colonised in the Middle Ages.

486 Index to vol XIV