Aard enjoys complimentary subscriptions to a number of popular archaeology magazines from which I learn a lot before passing them on to the FisksÃ¤tra public library. Here are my favourite stories from three recent issues that have crossed my current-reading shelf.
Current Archaeology 234, Sept.
- Figures cut into chalk hillsides in Britain, such as the Uffington horse (6 pp.).
Current Archaeology 236, Nov.
- A huge 7th century gold and silver hoard found recently in Staffordshire. Excellent pix! I haven’t blogged about this since it’s been all over the mainstream news and I had little to add. (10 pp.)
- A London tide mill, sturdily built in the 1190s and well preserved in the river sediments, its great wheel partly still in place (6 pp.).
- A Bronze Age temple under the Citadel of Aleppo in Syria (6 pp.).
- A 5th century burial with full scale armour for man and horse in South Korea (4 pp.).
- Archaeologists studying the camps of today’s homeless Americans (2 pp.).