Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
Saxon, Medieval and Post-Medieval Settlement at Sol Central, Marefair, Northampton Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 81
ISBN: 9781901992571
Pub Date: 24 Jan 2006
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Illustrations: 76 b/w illus, 31 tabs, CD
Description:
Excavation work by Northamptonshire Archaeology and MoLAS revealed residual prehistoric and Roman artefacts and Middle Saxon settlement evidence in the form of a single sunken-floored building. Activity intensified in the Late Saxon to Norman period, when metalworking, crop processing and bone working took place at the site. The establishment of buildings suggests the main Saxon settlement around St Peter's Church spread northeastwards towards the limits of the town.
EAA 112: Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich Cover
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780951787816
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2005
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: p, 25pls, 95figs;
Description:
When a wealthy merchant built Dragon Hall in 1427 there had already been stone buildings on the site for 140 years, while the origins of settlement here lay in the period c. 9751025. Some of the buildings used by these first settlers were uncovered during the recent work at Dragon Hall, along with evidence for a small riverside community within an extra-mural Late Saxon suburb.
Castles in Context Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780954557522
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2005
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: many col illus
Description:
Castle studies have been transformed in recent years with a movement away from the traditional interpretation of castles as static military structures towards a wider view of castles as aesthetic symbols of power, with a more complicated relationship with the landscape. Supported by numerous colour photographs of the most `tangible' remains of the Middle Ages, this clearly written and very accessible study makes the most current ideas about the role of the castle available to a wider and more general readership. Robert Liddiard discusses the history of castle building before and after the Norman Conquest, considering the Norman and medieval definition of the castle, and he reassesses the military defensive capabilities of castles, demolishing the idea that they were built in response to military policy.
Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate, City of London Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9781901992458
Pub Date: 20 Jul 2005
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Illustrations: 214 b/w and col illus
Description:
This is an archaeological, architectural and historical study of one of the largest complexes of buildings in the medieval City of London, but one which is largely unknown and of which only two fragments survive above ground today. It is the fifth volume in a series on the monasteries of London. Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate, was the first religious house to be established inside the walls of London after the Norman Conquest, in 11078; one of the earliest Augustinian houses to be established in England; and the first to be dissolved, in 1532.
Archaeology of the Jubilee Line extension Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781901992540
Pub Date: 05 May 2005
Illustrations: 41 b/w illus
Description:
Excavation ahead of redevelopment by London Underground Limited uncovered flint tools and debitage characteristic of the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods and Early Bronze Age. Activity resumed in the Late Bronze Age. A neonate skeleton of Early Iron Age date was recovered from a rubbish pit near a probable roundhouse.
A Norse Farmstead in the Outer Hebrides Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781842171691
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2005
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
This volume examines South Uist, a small island in the soutern half of the Outer Hebrides. In the middle of the island lies the township of Bornais. This covers a particularly flat area of land which means that the three mounds can be seen all the more clearly.
Set in stone Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781842171431
Pub Date: 11 Mar 2005
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w illus
Description:
As its title might suggest, this volume sets out to present a new view of Scotland's Neolithic as seen via its monumental structures. The papers brought together here came out of a research day at Cardiff University's School of History and Archaeology in January 2002 and cover a diverse number of topics. They raise questions of ancestry and worldview, and highlight the amount that can be done in examining the settings of monuments.
A Medieval Moated Site at Cedars Field, Stowmarket, Suffolk Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 33
ISBN: 9780860552796
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2004
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 2 b/w pls, 13 b/w figs, 13 tbs
Description:
The medieval moated site at Cedars Wood was investigated in 1980 and 1999, revealing occupation evidence from the Neolithic and Bronze Age, Roman and medieval periods. The latter forms the focus of this report although other finds are listed. Occupied from the 12th to 14th century, the site is thought to have belonged to the Broughton family and comprised an area of approximately one acre enclosed by a shallow moat.
EAA 107: Excavations at Stansted Airport, 1986-91 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 583
ISBN: 9781852812423
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2004
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: many b/w pls, illus, figs, tbs
Description:
This is an account of the archaeological work begun in 1985 in response to the development of Stansted as Londons third airport. Originally it was conceived as a medieval landscape project, focusing on the three known sites in the area two of which were thought to be Domesday Manors supplemented by fieldwalking of the entire development area. By 1991 the fieldwalking programme, coupled with large-scale excavations and watching briefs, had transformed our understanding of the settlement landscape of north-west Essex, with the discovery of extensive archaeological deposits dating back to the Neolithic.
Cistercian Abbey of St Mary Stratford Langthorne, Essex Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781901992380
Pub Date: 12 Dec 2004
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Illustrations: b/w and col illus
Description:
The Cistercian monastery of St Mary Stratford Langthorne once stood on land south of the new Jubilee Line station at Stratford. Excavations 1973-94 recorded large parts of the monastic church, cemetery and related buildings. Topics include the precinct arrangement, architecture and decoration, and the way of life of the inhabitants.
Life and Death in London's East End Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781901992496
Pub Date: 12 Dec 2004
Illustrations: col pls
Description:
In 1991 Spitalfields Market in London's East End was relocated, paving the way for one of the largest and most complex excavations ever launched in London, taking place on a site measuring almost thirteen acres. This superb book tells the story of the excavation and the 2000-year history of the area from the Roman period to the present day. Details on the finds recovered, and the methods and recording systems used, are interspersed with a narrative history of the site.
A Frontier Landscape Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780954557560
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2004
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 12 col pls, 77 b/w illus, 6 tbs
Description:
North west England has largely been neglected in studies of medieval landscapes in favour of the Midlands and East Anglia although it has much to offer. Described here as a `frontier landscape' encompassing the modern regions of Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester, the author discusses changes to the medieval landscape and why these occurred. He outlines and characterises the major period of expansion and economic boom that took place in the north west from 1086 to 1349 and asks why political and military matters seen to have had such an important role in landscape change.
Landscape Encyclopaedia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9780954557515
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2004
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: b/w figs and pls
Description:
Walking through the British countryside often leaves you with numerous questions and no means of finding the answers in one, readily accessible place. This new encyclopedia by Richard Muir contains almost 1,000 entries which provide explanations of terms, features and concepts connected with the history and archaeology of the landscape. Short definitions and descriptions are joined by longer discussions of themes, concepts and approaches such as the origins of the village green, the parish, milestones, and the meaning of words Dalloch, souterrain and watergate.
The Peak District Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9780954557553
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2004
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 16 col pls, many b/w illus and figs
Description:
The Peak District has been inhabited by humans for tens of thousands of years, beginning the process that irreperably changed the shape of the landscape. This volume focuses on this relationship between human settlers and farmers and the landscape showing how both have been affected by the other. Following a brief examination of the earliest evidence for hunter-gatherers, principally stone artefacts and cave sites, the authors focus on the activity that, more than anything else, has shaped the landscape that we see today, agriculture.
Thornhill Farm, Fairford, Gloucestershire Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780947816728
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2004
Series: Thames Valley Landscapes Monograph
Illustrations: many b/w illustrations
Description:
For over 500 years, from the middle Iron Age to the early Roman period, the 1st gravel terrace of the river Thames at Thornhill Farm appears to have been lived in and worked as a cattle ranch. Extensive excavations by Oxford Archaeology between 1986 and 1989 revealed large parts of the settlement, including paddocks, stock enclosures and droveways, all designed to control and manage the herds of animals. Evidence for domestic houses points to small family groups living at the site and tending to the livestock.
Roman and medieval Cripplegate, City of London Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781901992427
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2004
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Illustrations: 93 b/w illus, 22 tables
Description:
This volume presents the results of work from five separate developer-funded excavations between 1992-8. Bronze Age field ditches were sealed by domestic buildings relating to the expansion of early Roman London after AD 70, contemporary with the timber amphitheatre located nearby beneath the Guildhall. The masonry fort was built in the early 2nd century AD and there was no evidence of a long-suspected predecessor.