Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
Three Ways Wharf, Uxbridge Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781901992977
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2010
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Description:
This eagerly awaited volume documents the evidence for human activity in the Colne valley at Three Ways Wharf, Uxbridge in the Lateglacial and Early Mesolithic periods. A series of five in situ lithic and faunal scatters, centred on hearth settings on local high points within the valley floor, belong to two main phases of hunter-gatherer activity. The earlier phase, characterised by Lateglacial bruised-edge 'long blades' of the north German Ahrensburgian technocomplex, associated with reindeer and horse, is dated to c 10,000 BP.
Fear of Farming Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781905119325
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2010
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 3 illus
Description:
The environmental crisis is one of the most pressing concerns to face the population of the world today. The debate centres on the way in which our current problems are of recent making and how we might fix them. But in reality the issue is far more fundamental and stretches back further in time than many of us might think.
Carving a Future for British Rock Art Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781842173640
Pub Date: 04 May 2010
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 111 b/w & colour illus, 15 tables
Description:
Over the last few years, the ways in which we perceive and document rock art have shifted irreversibly. Prehistoric rock art played little part in the development of British and Irish archaeology and was not recognised until the 19th century, when its equivalents in Scandinavia and the Iberian Peninsula were already well known. Previously considered a fringe activity and the work of amateur archaeologists, over the last 30 years the situation has improved considerably, and the appearance of books such as this signify the change.
Evolution of a Farming Community in the Upper Thames Valley Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781905905164
Pub Date: 01 Apr 2010
Series: Thames Valley Landscapes Monograph
Description:
The site at Cotswold Community in the western reaches of the Upper Thames Valley has been a focus for human activity since Neolithic times. Successive Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman settlements developed within an increasingly open grassland landscape, which was heavily exploited for the growing crops and the grazing of animals. The spiritual lives of the inhabitants were glimpsed through a series of structured pit deposits and ritual monuments, including a potential Neolithic timber circle and Bronze Age round barrows.
Haltonchesters Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781842173602
Pub Date: 25 Mar 2010
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
This report presents the results of the excavations directed, in 1960 and 1961, by Mr J. P. Gillam within the fort at Haltonchesters.
Tracks through Time Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781901992878
Pub Date: 22 Jan 2010
Illustrations: col illus
Description:
The East London Line Project presented a unique opportunity, as structures were demolished and cleared for London's latest railway, to discover more about some of London's earliest railways. This included previously undiscovered parts of one of the world's first operational passenger railways, the Eastern Counties of 1840. The new construction led to important archaeological discoveries, particularly at the site of Holywell Priory and beneath Bishopsgate Goods Yard in Shoreditch.
EAA 128: Four Millenia of Human Activity along the A505 Baldock Bypass, Hertfordshire Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780955654626
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2009
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Description:
This report presents the results of archaeological investigations undertaken in 20035 along the 6km route of the A505 Baldock bypass, Hertfordshire. The evidence spans the late Neolithic to the medieval period, although no evidence for activity from the later 5th century to the beginning of the 11th century was found. The late Neolithic evidence was dispersed across the route corridor and comprised bowl-shaped pits, shaft-like pits and a small funerary enclosure.
Historic Kirkintilloch Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 91
ISBN: 9781902771588
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2009
Series: Scottish Burgh Survey
Illustrations: b/w illus, fold out plan
Description:
This survey offers an accessible and broad-ranging synthesis of the history and archaeology of Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, and aims to inform conservation guidance for future development. Kirkintilloch lies at a key point in Scotlands central belt. Here, by accident of geography, the Antonine Wall, ancient and modern route ways and the Forth and Clyde Canal pass within yards of each other.
Where Rivers Meet Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781902771786
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2009
Illustrations: col illus
Description:
This book is the story of an area of landscape in the English Midlands from earliest prehistory to around AD 900. Although it looks like a typical rural landscape, archaeological research, much of it in advance of quarrying, has revealed that this area has a long and remarkable history of occupation stretching back to the Ice Age. In particular at Catholme the project has revealed spectacular monuments from the Neolithic and Bronze Age (including a 'woodhenge-type' monument, a 'sunburst' monument and a cursus) that represent a regional expression of the monumental traditions of the age of Stonehenge.
Norwich Castle Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780905594507
Pub Date: 18 Dec 2009
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Occasional Paper
Illustrations: 145 illus
Description:
In the 1980s work began on construction of the vast underground Castle Mall shopping centre in Norwich. The associated archaeological excavation was one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe, designed to investigate not only the castle bailey but also pre-Conquest settlement and, for the post-Conquest period, areas of the surrounding medieval city. Although Parts I and II both contain summary accounts of the faunal remains, setting them into their wider context and including additional information on craft activities, the scale of the data made publication of a separate and more specialised report on the faunal remains desirable and this is published here as Part III.
Norwich Castle Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 62
ISBN: 9780905594514
Pub Date: 18 Dec 2009
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Occasional Paper
Illustrations: 3 illus
Description:
In the 1980s work began on construction of the vast underground Castle Mall shopping centre in Norwich. The associated archaeological excavation was one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe, designed to investigate not only the castle bailey but also pre-Conquest settlement and, for the post-Conquest period, areas of the surrounding medieval city. Documentary evidence that supplements the substantial data presented in the monograph (parts I and II) forms Part IV (EAA occasional paper 23), published separately because of the scale of the data and because it forms a rounded resource in its own right.
Fengate Revisited Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780954482480
Pub Date: 03 Dec 2009
Imprint: Cambridge Archaeological Unit
Description:
At its core, this volume reports upon three large-scale excavations at Fengate, Peterborough. These cast new light on Briton's premier Bronze Age fieldsystem and their results lead to significant reappraisal of facets of Pryor's earlier interpretations and, also, approaches to the period's land-use generally. Reflecting upon such crucial issues as the character of settlement, landholding/territory and power, their discussion is furthered by the book's summary presentation of other recent prehistoric fieldsystems projects within the East Anglian Fenlands.
On the Boundaries of Occupation Cover
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780954293888
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2009
Imprint: Pre-Construct Archaeology
Description:
Excavations at two sites in the southern suburbs of the modern industrial town of Scunthorpe, originally a rural landscape with a scatter of villages overlooking the River Trent and its tributary, Bottesford Beck. Finds of flint tools show that humans had been around throughout prehistory; by the late Iron Age the Burringham Road site probably lay at the southern limit of a settlement, and for much of the Roman period there is evidence of various activities, mostly agriculture-related, and including several corn-driers; perhaps there was a villa nearby. The Baldwin Avenue site shows evidence of a Middle Saxon settlement with notable artefacts being three large lead vessels of a type that seems peculiar to the region.
The Archaeology of the Gravel Terraces of the Upper and Middle Thames Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9780954962791
Pub Date: 02 Nov 2009
Series: Thames Valley Landscapes Monograph
Description:
In common with other volumes in the Thames Through Time series, this account of the Thames Valley in the millennium and a half before the Roman conquest seeks to examine change in human society from a thematic point of view. The geographical and chronological framework for this volume is established in Chapters 1 and 2, but thereafter we have tried to get away from the traditional, somewhat artificial pigeon-holes of 'periods' 'ages' 'eras' and 'phases' to look much harder at how change in human society actually works. In a period when the 20th century has come to dominate secondary school history and much popular TV, the notion that the first foundations of modern society can be traced back more than 3000 years may seem a rather surprising proposition.
The Sea and the Marsh Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9780954293895
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2009
Imprint: Pre-Construct Archaeology
Description:
Today New Romney sits a couple of miles inland from the sea but, in common with many towns along this stretch of coast, was once a thriving seaport. Archaeological excavations here by Pre-Construct Archaeology identified evidence for medieval occupation, fishing and seafaring on the foreshore at the northeastern end of the town. This strand area was ravaged by storms, particularly during the 13th century and this is clearly demonstrated in the archaeological record.
The Archaeology of a Great Estate Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781905119271
Pub Date: 25 Aug 2009
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: col illus throughout
Description:
The Peak District is a historic upland landscape, with a rich palimpsest of features which invoke the many generations of people who have inhabited the area. The great estate of Chatsworth reflects the Peak in microcosm. Its landscapes are diverse and contain many exceptional features including archaeological earthworks of medieval open fields and later enclosures in the park, and prehistoric stone circles, barrows, fields and settlements on the Estate moorlands.