Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
Stonehenge for the Ancestors Cover Stonehenge for the Ancestors Cover
Format: 
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9789088907067
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Stonehenge Riverside Project
Illustrations: 70fc/70bw
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9789088907050
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Stonehenge Riverside Project
Illustrations: 70fc/70bw
Description:
For many centuries, scholars and enthusiasts have been fascinated by Stonehenge, the world’s most famous stone circle. In 2003 a team of archaeologists commenced a long-term fieldwork project for the first time in decades. The Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009) aimed to investigate the purpose of this unique prehistoric monument by considering it within its wider archaeological context.
Canterbury Cathedral, Trinity Chapel Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781789258417
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
Canterbury Cathedral possesses a unique marble mosaic pavement, dating from the early 12th century, which has long intrigued scholars and been the subject of speculation and debate. It forms part of the floor of the Trinity chapel, adjacent to the site where the shrine of St Thomas Becket stood, prior to the Reformation. Since the mosaic is older than the chapel itself and partly destroyed a pavement of figurative roundels, laid c.
Harpole Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780904220902
Pub Date: 01 Aug 2022
Series: Oxford Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 119
Description:
Excavations at Panattoni Park, at Harpole within the Nene Valley west of Northampton, uncovered part of a Roman villa and evidence for preceding prehistoric and early Roman settlement. The earliest evidence was a Mesolithic flint-knapping site. During the early Iron Age or at the start of the middle Iron Age, a pit alignment was constructed running down the valley side.
Clachtoll Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781789258479
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Clachtoll broch is one of the most spectacular Iron Age settlements on the northern mainland of Scotland. When it became clear that the structure was threatened by coastal erosion, community heritage group Historic Assynt launched a major programme of conservation and excavation works designed to secure the vulnerable structure and recover the archaeological evidence of its occupation and use. The resulting excavation provided evidence of a long and complex history of construction and rebuilding, with the final, middle Iron Age occupation phase ending in a catastrophic fire and collapse of the tower by the early years of the first century AD.
English Orchards Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781914427190
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2022
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Old orchards have an irresistible appeal. Their ancient trees and obscure fruit varieties seem to provide a direct link with the lost rural world of our ancestors, a time when the pace of life was slower and people had a strong and intimate connection with their local environment. They are also of critical importance for sustaining biodiversity, providing habitats, in particular, for a range of rare invertebrates.
EAA 177: Living with Monuments Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780993454585
Pub Date: 01 Jun 2022
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 173
Description:
Flixton Park Quarry lies in Suffolk on the south side of the Waveney Valley, on land that has been subject to aggregate extraction for many decades. Historically there was virtually no archaeological recording but the areas opened up since 1995 have all been subject to formal archaeological excavation under the auspices of archaeological planning guidance. The river terrace gravels of lowland Britain have historically provided a rich source for mineral extraction and aerial photography is often the only surviving record of large tracts of archaeological landscape that were destroyed before it became the legal responsibility of quarry operators to provide for archaeological work.
EAA 176: Fransham Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780905594576
Pub Date: 31 May 2022
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 112
Description:
Fransham: people and land attempts to illustrate, and where possible explain, the many great changes in settlement pattern and land-use that took place in one Norfolk clayland parish from the Neolithic to the post-medieval period. Archaeological evidence, derived almost entirely from non-invasive fieldwork, is combined with that drawn from the historical sources which begin with the Domesday Book of 1086.
London Gateway Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780904220810
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Series: Oxford Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 101
Description:
Archaeological investigations were carried out by Oxford Archaeology between 2008 and 2016 within DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park near Stanford-le-Hope in Essex and on the site of a compensatory wildlife habitat on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent. Some 40 sites were the subject of some form of archaeological assessment, and of these, 16 contained significant archaeological remains or were otherwise important to the understanding of the area. The combined evidence paints a picture of life on the edge of the Thames Estuary from early prehistory to the 20th century.
The Patients’ Story Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780904220889
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Series: Oxford Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 111
Description:
Excavations at the site of the burial ground of the old Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, revealed the largest assemblage of individual burials yet recovered from an 18th/19th century hospital site in Britain. Founded in 1770 with funds from the estate of the Royal physician and MP John Radcliffe, the infirmary was rare in having its own dedicated burial ground. The skeletons span a short period of time, between 1770 and 1852, and comprise patients who had not been claimed for burial in their home parish.
St Paul's Cathedral Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781789258059
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
This is the first volume concerned solely with the archaeology of a major late 17th-century building in London, and the major changes it has undergone. St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London was built in 1675–1711 to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren and has been described as an iconic building many times. In this major new account, John Schofield examines the cathedral from an archaeological perspective, reviewing its history from the early 18th to the early 21st century, as illustrated by recent archaeological recording, documentary research and engineering assessment.
Fragments of the Bronze Age Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781789256970
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Prehistoric Society Research Papers
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
The destruction and deposition of metalwork is a widely recognised phenomenon across Bronze Age Europe. Weapons were decommissioned and thrown into rivers; axes were fragmented and piled in hoards; and ornaments were crushed, contorted and placed in certain landscapes. Interpretation of this material is often considered in terms of whether such acts should be considered ritual offerings, or functional acts for storing, scrapping and recycling the metal.
Grave Goods Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781789257472
Pub Date: 10 Dec 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Britain is internationally renowned for the high quality and exquisite crafting of its later prehistoric grave goods (c. 4000 BC to AD 43). Many of prehistoric Britain's most impressive artefacts have come from graves.
Fen and Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781911188964
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2021
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Renowned environmental historian I.G. Simmons synthesises detailed research into the landscape history of the coastal area of Lincolnshire between Boston and Skegness and its hinterland of Tofts, Low Grounds and Fen as far as the Wolds.
Thomas White (c. 1736-1811) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781914427008
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2021
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
This volume aims to restore the reputation of Thomas White, who in his time was as well respected as his fellow landscape designers Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton. By the end of his career, he had produced designs for at least 32 sites across northern England and over 60 in Scotland. These include nationally important designed landscapes in Yorkshire such as Harewood House, Sledmere Hall, Burton Constable Hall, Newby Hall, Mulgrave Castle as well as Raby Castle in Durham, Belle Isle in Cumbria and Brocklesby Hall in Lincolnshire.
Prehistoric Forteviot Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781909990043
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2021
Series: CBA Research Report
Illustrations: 249 illustrations
Description:
A detailed report on the excavation of prehistoric features at Forteviot in eastern Scotland by the University of Glasgow's Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) Project. Details include an extensive prehistoric landscape including a Neolithic cremation cemetery, large pit-defined enclosure, early Bronze Age henge monuments, and a Bronze Age dagger-cist burial. The monuments appear to have survived into the early historic period and were modified in the first millennium AD.
Royal Forteviot Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781909990050
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2021
Series: CBA Research Report
Illustrations: 163 illustrations
Description:
A detailed report on excavation of early historic features at Forteviot in eastern Scotland by the University of Glasgow's Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) Project. Features include a potential royal palace and early church, with a discussion of their relationship with prehistoric remains. This report also includes a detailed analysis of early medieval sculpture from the Forteviot area.