CONTENTS issue 297
(Vol.XXV, No.9) | December 2014
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A potted history of Viking Scotland; Fitting finds at Burrough Hill; Hallaton’s pilgrim chapel uncovered; New mosaic found at Chedworth Roman Villa; First dates for prehistoric Skomer; Facing the past in the Roman North; PAS records its millionth find
SECRETS OF THE STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD
Skills of the Saxon smiths revealed A pioneering new research project has revealed that Early Medieval goldsmiths were far more sophisticated than previously imagined.
ON THE COVER The folded cross from the Staffordshire Hoard, reconstructed as the Saxons would have seen it.
CREDIT: Birmingham Museums Trust
SAINTS AND MIRACLES
The holy well at Binsey Untangling history from legend: we explore Binsey’s healing waters and the ‘Treacle Well’ featured in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Beyond the Roman villa We catch up on the latest news from Piddington, where excavations have been running for the past 35 years – and counting.
The hidden history of a country mansion A major restoration project has revealed a wealth of new information on one of England’s finest stately homes.
SHERLOCK’S CITY EXPLORED
London’s best archaeological mysteries Sleuthing for clues to some of the great outstanding questions about the capital’s past.
for clues to some of the great outstanding questions about the capital’s past.
Sapiens;Dirty Old London; Home
CA meets the inspirational Beatrice de Cardi, who this year celebrated her 100th birthday
Beatrice de Cardi, who this year celebrated her 100th birthday celebrated her 100th birthday
Sherds Chris on heritage issues
Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues on heritage issues
Odd Socs British
British Association for Modern Mosaic
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