Issue 23

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Sicily

Richard Hodges sends news from Sicily and visits sites including Syracuse – one of many extensive Greek planned colonies along the south coast

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Book Review: The Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone and the Rebirth of Ancient Egypt John Ray, Profile £15.99 Which object lends its name to internationally known software for teaching languages, to a European space mission aiming to unlock the secrets of the solar system before planets formed, and to a technique for deciphering the human genome, not to speak of […]

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The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory

The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory: Why did Foragers become Farmers? Graeme Barker Oxford University Press, HB £80 Why did Foragers become Farmers? Or in archaeological terms, why did the Mesolithic turn into the Neolithic? It was about a generation ago that anthropologists, observing the bushmen in Africa, noted that they seemed to have much more […]

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First Farmers

 First Farmers: The origins of Agricultural Society Peter Bellwood Blackwells, PB £17.99 Why did Foragers become Farmers? Or in archaeological terms, why did the Mesolithic turn into the Neolithic? It was about a generation ago that anthropologists, observing the bushmen in Africa, noted that they seemed to have much more spare time and to work […]

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The Last Roman

The Last Roman: Romulus Augustulus and the decline of the West Adrian Murdoch Sutton, £18.99 Romulus Augustulus is very much the forgotten man of Roman history. Emperor for only ten short months at the age of 12, he was then sent into exile as the Western Roman Empire arguably ceased to exist. This new study […]

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