Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
The Augustinian nunnery of St Mary Clerkenwell, London Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781901992045
Pub Date: 29 Jan 2013
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Description:
The development of the nunnery site is revealed in this study - from evidence for Iron Age occupation, the nunnery's foundation in 1144 and the expansion of the early convent, through to its conversion in the 16th and 17th centuries to a close of large mansions surrounding the parish church. Drawing together the varied evidence, including illustrations made during the demolition of the nunnery church in 1788-9 and 18th-century surveys, has allowed detailed reconstructions of the church and cloister. Relatively wealthy, located in Londons medieval suburbs and with a dual role as convent and parish church, St Marys story contrasts with that of many other, poorer and more rural, nunneries.
Lake Dwellings after Robert Munro. Proceedings from the Munro International Seminar Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9789088900921
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2012
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
Dr Robert Munro (1835-1920) was a distinguished medical practitioner who, in his later life, became a keen archaeologist. His particular interests lay in the lake-dwelling settlements of his native Scotland, known as crannogs, as well as those then being discovered across Europe. In 1885 Robert Munro undertook a review of all lacustrian research in Europe, travelling widely to study collections and visit sites.
EAA 142: Extraordinary Inundations of the Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781907588044
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2012
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Description:
This publication describes a relatively small excavation (by CAM ARC, now Oxford Archaeology East), whose size belies its significance. Incredibly, this is the first properly documented archaeological excavation in the core of Wisbech - an historic town long suspected to have preserved interesting medieval deposits. It fills a gaping void in previous knowledge of the character and quality of the archaeological remains in the town and represents an important first step in redressing the regional imbalance in published medieval port sequences, such as those of King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth.
A Road Through the Past Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 620
ISBN: 9780904220681
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2012
Series: Oxford Archaeology Monograph
Description:
Excavations along the new road line have revealed nearly 6000 years of human activity, from a massive marker post erected by early Neolithic farmers at the head of a dry valley to a bizarre burial of several different animals dating to the sixteenth century AD. Prehistoric discoveries include two enclosures of the middle Bronze Age, both associated with some of the earliest cobbled roads in Kent, a collection of Iron Age storage pits rich in diverse deliberate offerings, and the emergence of a nucleated hamlet in the middle Iron Age. Most exciting were rich cremation burials of the late Iron Age and early Roman periods, probably successive generations of a local family, whose rise to prominence coincides with the growth of the cult centre at Springhead nearby.
A Late Iron Age farmstead in the Outer Hebrides Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781842174692
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2012
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 111 col & b/w illus
Description:
The settlement at Bornais consists of a complex of mounds which protrude from the relatively flat machair plain in the township of Bornais on the island of South Uist. This sandy plain has proved an attractive settlement from the Beaker period onwards; it appears to have been intensively occupied from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Norse period. Mound 1 was the original location for settlement in this part of the machair plain; pre-Viking activity of some complexity is present and it is likely that the settlement activity started in the Middle Iron Age, if not earlier.
EAA 59: The South-West Fen Dyke Survey Project 1982-86 Cover
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780952061601
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2012
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Gardens in History Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781905119431
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2012
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 138 col illus
Description:
Over the past 50 years, the subject of garden history has been firmly established as an academic discipline. While many have explored what was created in gardens throughout history, the reasons as to why they were created has naturally been more diverse. Depending on the background of the author, the ideas have ranged from aesthetic values deriving from art, philosophical thoughts and ideas, social and even economic forces.
Archaeology and Environment in Northumberland Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781842174470
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2012
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 130 b/w & 78 col illus
Description:
Eventful, influential and absorbing, the early history of Northumberland is a fascinating story that has rarely been brought together under one cover. In this authoritative historical account, the authors bring to bear a huge quantity of old and new data and craft it into an in-depth synthesis. The authors deliver this history in chronological order from a perspective that places human activity and environment at its core.
Infernal Traffic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781902771892
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2011
Description:
Britain's abolition of the slave trade in 1807 did not end the traffic of human beings across the Atlantic. Indeed, for many decades to come, hundreds of thousands of enslaved Africans continued to be shipped into slavery. From 1840 to 1872 the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena played a pivotal role in Britain's efforts to suppress the slave trade, and over this time it received over 25,000 'liberated Africans', taken from slave ships by Royal Navy patrols.
Excavations at Grimes Graves, Norfolk, 1972-1976 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780714123318
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2011
Description:
This is last in a series of fascicules publishing the British Museum's programme of research excavations at Grimes Graves, Norfolk. Research into flint mines such as Grimes Graves, one of the largest Neolithic flint mine complexes in Europe, offers a fascinating glimpse into the practical knowledge and skills of humans at that time. This fascicule considers the miners' methods as well as their motivation and the uses to which the finished products were put.
Settlement, Ceremony and Industry on Mousehold Heath Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9780956305442
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2011
Imprint: Pre-Construct Archaeology
Illustrations: 73 figures in b/w and colour
Description:
This publication presents the results of archaeological investigations by Pre-Construct Archaeology at Laurel Farm to the south-east of Norfolk. An extraordinarily long and complex history of occupation and exploitation was revealed, dating back to the Lower Palaeolithic. The site was also visited in the Upper Palaeolithic by hunter-gatherer communities who used the shelter provided by the roots of an upturned tree to knap flint into blades and tools.
Ancient Trees in the Landscape Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781905119394
Pub Date: 14 Oct 2011
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 73 col & b/w illus
Description:
Ancient Trees in the Landscape is the outcome of many years research into the history of trees in Norfolk, and represents the first detailed, published account of the ancient and traditionally managed trees of any English county. Yet it is far more than a regional survey. It is an exploration of how trees can be studied as part of the landscape.
Research and Archaeology Revisited Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9780951069561
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2011
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Occasional Paper
Description:
This review of Research and Archaeology augments the regional research framework, which appeared in two parts as a Resource Assessment (Glazebrook ed. 1997); and a Research Agenda and Strategy (Brown and Glazebrook eds 2000). The review considers new evidence on a period-by-period basis, with each period subdivided into an assessment of key projects undertaken since 2000, an assessment of progress on research topics proposed in 2000 and a consideration of future research topics.
Medieval settlement to 18th-/19th-century rookery33 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781907586033
Pub Date: 21 Sep 2011
Series: MoLAS Archaeology Studies Series
Description:
Excavations in 2006-8 by MOLA on the site of St Giles Court, on the north side of St Giles High Street, Camden, illustrate the development of this London suburb from the medieval period to the early 20th century. Located opposite the parish church of the former medieval leper hospital of St Giles-in-the-Fields, the site was open ground and gardens until the mid-16th century when residential houses were built along the High Street. St Giles was at the heart of London suburban expansion by the mid-17th century.
Roman London and the Walbrook stream crossing Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781907586040
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2011
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Description:
The site of 1 Poultry, excavated in the 1990s, is located near the Bank of England in the heart of the City of London. It lay immediately west of the point where the main east-west road through Roman London bridged the Walbrook stream and proved to be one of the most significant archaeological sites ever excavated in the City, with an unparalleled sequence of buildings, roads and open spaces. A timber drain of AD 47 beneath the main road is the earliest, securely dated structure yet known from Londinium and a pottery shop destroyed in the Boudican revolt gives a snapshot of life in AD 60/61.
Gathering Time Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 992
ISBN: 9781842174258
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2011
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: over 600 illus and 103 tables
Description:
Gathering Time presents the results of a major dating programme that re-writes the early Neolithic of Britain by more accurately dating enclosures, a phenomenon that first appeared in the early Neolithic: places of construction, labour, assembly, ritual and deposition. The project has combined hundreds of new radiocarbon dates with hundreds of existing dates, using a Bayesian statistical framework. Such formal chronological modelling is essential if significantly more precise and robust date estimates are to be achieved than those currently available from informal inspection of calibrated radiocarbon dates.