Current Archaeology 371

In this issue:

– Rise of the mega-henges: exploring monumental feats of Neolithic building
– Examining the archaeology of glassmaking in England
– Revealing a First World War Home Front aerodrome
– Analysing Boxford’s mythological mosaic
– Exploring of one of the earliest Victorian wash houses in Britain

Plus: News, Reviews, Science Notes, Heritage from Home, CA Awards, Sherds, and more!

Cover Date: Feb-21, Volume 31 Issue 11Postage Information: UK - free, Rest of World - Add £2


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It always feels odd when I sit to write my December letter, knowing that I am addressing you in a different year – and the past year has been a particularly strange one, both in our own lives and for archaeological fieldwork. I hope 2021 brings brighter times for us all – and I look forward to joining you there in a few weeks!
/nThere is still plenty of exciting research happening, however. We begin by looking at a material that we all have at home: glass. Today, it is readily available and relatively inexpensive, but how did it come to be so? We trace the archaeology of glass production from the post-Roman period to the industrial present.
/nWe next visit a magnificent monument on the outskirts of Dorchester: the Mount Pleasant mega-henge. New dating evidence for this huge and complex Neolithic site suggests it came together in a much shorter period than previously thought.
/nAnother impressive creation forms the focus of our third feature: an intricate late Roman mosaic excavated at Boxford. Its surface is crammed with Classical imagery – join us to explore the latest thinking on what its motifs mean, and what they tell us about the mosaicists’ influences.
/nFrom Boxford to Bath: our fourth feature eloquently demonstrates how topical archaeology can be, as we learn how 19th-century local authorities responded to a public health emergency and the arrival of a new pandemic.
/nFinally, we travel to Port Meadow, an Oxford floodplain that has long been recognised for its prehistoric remains – but which also preserves traces of a much less well-known First World War aerodrome.

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