Gloucester Castle: from garrison to gaol

Previous archaeological work at the prison had already confirmed the location of the medieval keep and a few other buildings that would have formed part of the castle complex; the castle was an important English stronghold before the Second Barons’ War (1264-1267) and the subsequent invasion and conquest of Wales.…

Neolithic fingerprint found at the Ness of Brodgar

Further analysis of the print will contribute to ongoing research into the identification of archaeological fingerprints, and may reveal more details of the anonymous potter thanks to known variations in fingerprint patterns based on sex and age.…

Current Archaeology 375

• Butser Ancient Farm’s Neolithic new dawn
• The origins of two fortifications in the March of Ewyas
• Iron Age bog bodies
• Life and death in the Sculptor’s Cave
• Time Team returns…

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