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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 reveals priorities in cave art, Philistine background, mysterious skeletons, unexpected finds – and cheese

The Alt-Antiquarian…10

            A new regular feature by the editor aims to address fresh approaches to our field. This issue: Thinking in the style of our pasts

Waste-land Wanderer…14

           Charles Conrad Abbott was a US naturalist and historian – but can we see him also as a proto-psychogeographer? asks David Platt

St Robert of Knaresborough…20

            Stories about a saint living in a cave paint him as a a revered figure able to communicate with animals. Yorkshire’s St Francis? Tim Frankland reports

Normal or Paranormal?…22

            Andy Owens enquires about the boundaries of boundary events

Having Your Say…24

            Hydronymies to horizons, king avians to King Arthur

All Things Considered: Reviews…27

            A varied selection of books considering witchcraft in modern Britain, shamans everywhere, arboreal weirdness, Denisovans and more

Dreaming Valleys…32

            Programme and other details for our special March 14 event (see also p18)

About our contributors…32



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