Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
Oak Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780953863082
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2003
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 10 col illus, 52 b/w illus
Description:
The oak tree has long provided people in Britain with a wonderful natural resource. In this book the authors reclaim the disappearing forestry and carpentry skills of our ancestors and show how, in an era of climate change, oak can continue to enrich our future as a key element in an ecologically rich countryside'. This book explores how people managed and exploited oakwoods since Neolithic times, and the skills required in the use of timbers for ship-building, furniture and constructing houses.
Lines in the Landscape Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780947816797
Pub Date: 23 May 2003
Series: Thames Valley Landscapes Monograph
Illustrations: many b/w illus
Description:
The Upper Thames Valley is an important area for prehistoric monuments and has one of the highest concentrations of cursuses, distinctive linear or elongated earthworks, in Britain. In the 1980s the Oxford Archaeological Unit along with the Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society had the opportunity to extensively investigate one of these sites at Drayton. This site has produced many significant results for our present understanding of the date, construction and use of cursus monuments on the lowland river gravels of Britain.
Settlement in Roman Southwark Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781901992281
Pub Date: 12 Feb 2003
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Illustrations: 116 b/w & col illus, 148 tbs
Description:
The latest in a series of reports on the archaeological excavations near London Bridge Station, this volume focuses on important discoveries relating to the origins and development of Roman Southwark. From the prehistoric period on this area formed the northernmost end of a series of sandy islands in the tidal reaches of the Thames. The earliest Roman features were drainage ditches and quarry pits associated with the construction of a road to the Thames bridgehead.
EAA 100: Excavations in Norwich 1971-8 Part 3 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9780952069515
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2002
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 33 b/w pls, many b/w figs, tbs, fiche
Description:
The Norwich Survey was established in 1971 to examine and record the city's archaeology. This, part three in the series of reports, looks at five excavations within and around Norwich: Northern Conesford (Cathedral Close), Castle Fee in South Conesford, Westwick (St Benedicts Street), North-east Norwich (Magdalen Street) and the suburb of Heigham. The data from these excavations improve our understanding of changes to the city in the medieval and post-medieval periods.
EAA 101: Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 70
ISBN: 9780905594347
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2002
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 1 col and 5 b/w pls, 26 b/w illus
Description:
This volume discusses and catalogues all examples of armorial devices from horse furniture known from the Norfolk SMR. In what is a vaulable reference tool for archaeologists and military historians alike, the volume presents all manner of 12th- to 14th-century pendants, studs, mounts and badges which depict geometric patterns, animals, buildings, plants, humans, monsters and everyday items. Fine line drawings illustrate 246 objects.
EAA 102: Baconsthorpe Castle, Excavations and Finds, 1951-1972 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 115
ISBN: 9780905594361
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2002
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 28 b/w pls, 50 b/w figs, 6 tbs
Description:
The enigmatic remains of Baconsthorpe Castle in north-east Norfolk belie the story of a very grand fortified manor house. Owned by the Heydon family from the early 15th to the late 17th century, the house once comprised an inner moated enclosure, an outer court and gatehouse, a barn, mere and gardens and park. This report outlines the history of Baconsthorpe based on documentary and iconographic evidence, and archaeological investigations of the 1950s and, especially, the excavations of 1972.

Roman Routeways across the Fens

Excavations at Morton, Tilney St Lawrence, Nordelph and Downham West
Format: Paperback
Pages: 58
ISBN: 9780905594354
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2002
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Occasional Paper
Illustrations: 2 b/w pls, 19 b/w figs, 11 tbs
Description:
This volume presents the results of four excavations, three in Norfolk (Tilney St Lawrence, Nordelph and Downham West) and one in Lincolnshire (Morton), of Romano-British routeways constructed some time before the 3rd century AD. Data from the sites, which comprise canals, roads and especially the Fen Causeway crossing the southern Fenlands, are discussed in turn and the final chapter draws some more general conclusion as to their function, chronological sequence and their roe in the development of the area in Roman times.

A Research Framework for London Archaeology 2002

Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781901992298
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2002
Illustrations: b/w illus throughout
Description:
The future of London archaeology is the focus of this volume, which follows on from The Archaeology of Greater London (MoLAS 2000). It sets out aims for improving and facilitating research and managing the archaeological resource more effectively. What will be useful for non-specialists are the summaries and reviews of the evidence for the main chronological periods; Prehistory, Roman, Saxon, Medieval and post 1500.
EAA 99: Excavations at Melford Meadows, Brettenham, 1994 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 125
ISBN: 9780904220247
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2002
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 10 b/w pls, 63 b/w figs, 24 tbs
Description:
An excavation report of a Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon site investigated by the Oxford Archaeological Unit at Melford Meadows, just outside Thetford. The Roman remains comprised buildings probably belonging to a small farmstead occupied from the late 1st to the end of the 4th century, and a cemetery, whereas evidence from the Saxon occupation comprised buildings, pits and domestic artefacts dating from the 5th to late 6th/7th century.
Roman Defences and Medieval Industry Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9781901992175
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2002
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Illustrations: 81 b/w illus
Description:
Excavations at the site of Baltic House uncovered evidence of occupation dating from Roman times onward. The earliest excavated feature was a Roman barrel-lined well dated AD 50-80 and containing the skulls of a horse and bull - perhaps a sacrificial offering. The well lay to the south of a large V-shaped ditch which formed part of a late 1st-century defensive boundary along the northeast side of the Roman settlement.

In Harvey's House and in God's House

Format: Paperback
Pages: 46
ISBN: 9780904220100
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2002
Illustrations: with 18 figs & 5 illus.
Description:
This volume brings together the results of two evaluation and excavation projects undertaken by Oxford Archaeological Unit at Eynsham Abbey between 1991 and 1993. It reports on the medieval moated site and associated fishponds, the late Anglo-Saxon/medieval abbey, and finds, together with discussion.
EAA 96: Two Medieval Churches in Norfolk Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780905594330
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2001
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 59 b/w figs, 31 b/w pls, fiche
Description:
Reports of two church excavations, St Martin-at-Palace, Norwich and St Michael, Bowthorpe, undertaken prior to their re-building and re-use. The reports cover the earliest evidence for occupation of the site and the phases of re-building, repair and ruin (in the case of St Michael's) from the Anglo-Saxon period through to their present state.
EAA 97: Monument 97; Orton Longueville, Cambridgeshire Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 89
ISBN: 9780952810513
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2001
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 13 b/w pls, 43 b/w figs, tbs
Description:
Identified from cropmarks and excavated in 1974, the site consisted of three enclosures belonging to a small farmstead lasting from at least the later 1st century BC to the middle of the 2nd century AD. The evidence of the houses is that the site had been inhabited by a single family group at all times and had developed in tandem with the growing complexity of landscape division, and almost certainly was closed down in favour of another site nearby. After it was abandoned, its earthworks were incorporated into the Roman field system and, eventually, the corner of an enclosure was used for a small cemetery of nine burials
Excavations at 25 Cannon Street, City of London Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 73
ISBN: 9781901992229
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2001
Series: MoLAS Archaeology Studies Series
Illustrations: 51 b/w illus
Description:
This report provides a chronological account of excavation findings at 25 Cannon Street, supported by many illustrations and specialist contributions. The dig revealed a long sequence of occupation, and adds to findings made on the site in 1954. Redeposited pottery provided rare evidence for Middle Bronze Age activity in the area of the City of London.
Roman and Medieval Townhouses on the London Waterfront Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781901992212
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2001
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Illustrations: 74 b/w illus
Description:
The north bank of the Thames near Cannon Street Station was occupied by some of London's most prominent buildings in both the Roman and Medieval periods. Substantial stone walls revealed at the site in 1969 were initially interpreted as part of a Roman townhouse attached to the 'Governor's Palace' building complex to the west. In 1994-7 new excavations uncovered a prehistoric marsh, a riverside quay dated to AD 84 and a revetment constructed in c.
Archaeology of Wigford and the Brayford Pool Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781842170212
Pub Date: 01 Apr 2001
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Lincoln Archaeology Studies
Illustrations: many b/w pls
Description:
The suburb of Wigford lies near the heart of the historic city of Lincoln. Before excavations began in 1972, nothing was known of the prehistory of the area and so the arrival of the Roman army represented the first historic event. This volume publishes the results of the excavation of several sites, made possible by a series of urban development schemes.