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Kent Archaeological Review extract

Archaeology Quiz Number 4.
by Mourice Godfrey.

(The answers are given on page 118 of this issue)

  1. The earliest known walled town in the world is Jericho. How old is it?
  2. Which is the oldest white horse hill figure in Britain?
  3. Name the longest Roman road in Britain?
  4. Rutupiae (Richborough), one of the Roman "Gateways to Britain" and a "Saxon shore" fort, was excavated mainly between 1922 and 1930. How many coins were found? 500, 5,000, 20,000, 30,000, 50,000?
  5. Among Britain's largest prehistoric monuments are the 281 acre earthworks and 2 stone circles of Avebury. Who built them and when?
  6. The famous Hadrian's Wall was the first frontier wall in Britain. It runs from the Tyne to Solway Firth and through the modern towns of Newcastle and Carlisle. Can you name another Roman frontier wall in Britain?
  7. Do you know the meaning of:
    Cob, Revetment, Agger, Berm, Pargetting, Stoup, Piscina, Jamb, Ashlar, Quoins?
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