Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
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.
EAA 138: Farm and Forge Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780955654633
Pub Date: 15 May 2011
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 120 illus
Description:
Between 1998 and 2001, Albion Archaeology (formerly Bedfordshire County Archaeology Service) carried out a series of archaeological investigations in advance of development at Marsh Leys on the outskirts of Bedford. Although the discovery of flint artefacts suggested limited earlier prehistoric activity, the first firm evidence for sustained use of the site was a ditched enclosure, which pre-dated the late Iron Age. The vast majority of the archaeological evidence was associated with two Romano-British farm sites c.
Archaeological landscapes of east London Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781907586002
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2011
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Description:
Six multi-period archaeological sites investigated in advance of gravel extraction in the London Borough of Havering between 1963 and 1997 form the basis of a landscape history of the Rainham and Upminster area. Residual Mesolithic finds from the study area include an adze. The first significant activity locally was an Early Neolithic ring ditch, which remained in use for about a millennium.
Mapping Past Landscapes in the Lower Lea Valley Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781907586019
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2011
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Description:
Archaeological evidence is enriched when it is viewed against the backdrop of its natural landscape setting. This setting is not readily apparent in the lower Lea valley, where evidence for the natural topography has been cut away by quarrying and reservoir construction or buried by metres of alluvium and modern made ground. The Lea Valley Mapping Project, funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, has taken a geoarchaeological approach to reconstructing the past landscape and its relationship to archaeological distributions by using existing borehole information to model the buried topography and past environment of the lower Lea valley from the M25 to the confluence of the Lea and the Thames.
A Veritable Eden'. The Manchester Botanic Garden Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781905119370
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2011
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: col & b/w illus 176p, colour & b/w illus
Description:
The Manchester Botanical and Horticultural Society was founded in 1827 to allow members the opportunity to study botany and horticulture and to create an ambience "not unlike a fashionable resort". Today the Garden is all but forgotten and only the former entrance gates and a street name remain. This book, illustrated with many contemporary engravings and postcards, charts the history of the Garden; its international reputation in horticultural developments and many floral triumphs; its recurrent financial crises and ultimate degeneration into a venue for cat and dog shows and final conversion to a doomed amusement park.
The Archaeology of the Gravel Terraces of the Upper and Middle Thames Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 582
ISBN: 9780954962784
Pub Date: 09 Mar 2011
Series: Thames Valley Landscapes Monograph
Description:
A review of the rich and diverse evidence for understanding past climate and environmental change in the Thames Valley, and the effects on plant and animal populations and the challenges and opportunities these presented to early humans. Part 1 of this volume covers the Pleistocene, the epoch of the Ice Ages, in an integrated review of the geological, palaeontological and archaeological data for the last half million years and more. Part 2 takes up the story from the beginning of the Holocene, the warm period in which we are still living, which began around 11,500 years ago.
The Archaeology of the West Midlands Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781842174272
Pub Date: 26 Feb 2011
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: col illus throughout
Description:
The West Midlands is a region of geographical, topographical and geological contrasts, forming disparate landscapes that are reflected in the nature and diversity of its rich archaeology. This ranges from evidence of its prehistory to the important industrial heritage of its major conurbations. This book represents an attempt by the region's archaeologists to draw these varying archaeological landscapes together to produce a research framework and agenda for their future management.
Great Excavations Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781842174098
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2011
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 146 b/w and col illus
Description:
Great excavations inspire and capture the imagination of both the public and archaeologists alike; sites like Danebury, Sutton Hoo, Maiden Castle, Mucking and York conjure images of great discoveries and leaps in knowledge. But what was it like to participate in these excavations? What is the story of these projects, and what made them great?