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Mesolithic structure discovered on Vauxhall foreshore: photo Nathalie Cohen For anyone interested in the history, heritage or archaeology of the capital, London Archaeologist is essential reading. Since 1968 it has been the periodical of record for the London area, covering every major archaeological discovery, period, event and issue.
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Now out - Summer 2017


  • Edward I's causeway at the Tower of London
  • Breaking the code to Roman London
  • Post-medieval development beyond Newgate
  • Remembering Ivor Noël Hume
  • Croydon's enigmatic Mere Bank

    ...and on the cover, a reproduction of a Roman stylus writing tablet gives a vivid impression of how one of the 405 such tablets recovered from the Bloomberg site on the Walbrook in the City of London may have appeared. Roger Tomlin, the epigraphist who has decoded the tablets, is the subject of a feature article.

    …plus commentary, news, book reviews, letter to the editor and events diary.

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