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The Season’s Gleanings…2

            Our usual round-up of news and other snippets picked from news and other media

Mike Haigh’s Archaeology Review…7

            Mike looks at the nature of prehistory –forest cover, horse burial, whale beaching and underground seals – and a fraudulent archaeologist 

The Alt-Antiquarian…9

            The editor’s column this time deals with our perception and treatment of place past and present: The Society of the Spectre

Aubrey Burl – and ‘the most sacred of places’…12

            In April we lost a mega-figure in prehistoric archaeology. Robert Farrah pays tribute

Rocks & Routeways: Lake District Rock Art…16

Hannah Spencer follows trails blazed through the mountains by rock art on prominent stones

Having Your Say…20

            Horizons and hydronymy to spurious sainthood and terrain echoes

Between Machen and the ‘mundane’: Finding Caerleon…23

            Iron Age fortresses and Roman river crossing, and hometown of ‘weird fiction’ author – but what are the stories that animate the town of Caerleon today? Aled Singleton on local meaning

New Routes, Old Traumas…27

            Two perspectives on a new archaeological embrace of early British trackways

Other reviews…30

About our contributors…32

Boys and knives…’33’

            Did our readers identify a rite of passage?



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