Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
Early Medieval Winchester Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781789256239
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w
Description:
Winchester’s identity as a royal centre became well established between the ninth and twelfth centuries, closely tied to the significance of the religious communities who lived within and without the city walls. The reach of power of Winchester was felt throughout England and into the Continent through the relationships of the bishops, the power fluctuations of the Norman period, the pursuit of arts and history writing, the reach of the city’s saints, and more. The essays contained in this volume present early medieval Winchester not as a city alone, but a city emmeshed in wider political, social, and cultural movements and, in many cases, providing examples of authority and power that are representative of early medieval England as a whole.
London Bridge and its Houses, c. 1209-1761 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781789257519
Pub Date: 10 Sep 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
London Bridge lined with houses from end to end was one of the most extraordinary structures ever seen in London. It was home to over 500 people, perched above the rushing waters of the Thames, and was one of the city’s main shopping streets. It is among the most familiar images of London in the past, but little has previously been known about the houses and the people who lived and worked in them.
Cladh Hallan Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 568
ISBN: 9781789256932
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Sheffield Environmental and Archaeological Research Campaign in the Hebrides
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
This first of two volumes presents the archaeological evidence of a long sequence of settlement and funerary activity from the Beaker period (Early Bronze Age c. 2000 BC) to the Early Iron Age (c. 500 BC) at the unusually long-occupied site of Cladh Hallan on South Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland.
The Late Medieval Landscape of North-east Scotland Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781914427046
Pub Date: 10 Aug 2021
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
The landscape of the north-east of Scotland ranges from wild mountains to undulating farmlands; from cosy, quaint fishing coves to long, sandy bays. This landscape witnessed the death of MacBeth, the final stand of the Comyns earls of Buchan against Robert the Bruce and the last victory, in Britain, of a catholic army at Glenlivet. But behind these momentous battles lie the quieter histories of ordinary folk farming the land - and supping their local malts.
Historic Bridges of Buckinghamshire Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781911188926
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
Bridges have always played an important role on the social and economic history of human development, and Buckinghamshire has a great wealth of them. Trade systems and road networks must solve the challenges of geography’s waterways, and bridges, causeways, fords, and flood systems were necessarily a key aspect of the experience of historical travel. Bridges and river crossings anchored the Buckinghamshire road network in the landscape, and once established it proved remarkably durable.
EAA 175: Crownthorpe Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 74
ISBN: 9780905594569
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2021
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 37
Description:
The Crownthorpe hoard was discovered in 1982 during a metal detector search of a Roman temple site. It consists of seven bronze vessels: native copies of two Roman silver wine cups and a spouted strainer bowl, together with an imported Roman saucepan, patera and a pair of dishes. The cups are copies of plain silver vessels of form Eggers 170, and may well have been made in a workshop in Norfolk.
Lincoln Castle Revealed Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781789257359
Pub Date: 23 Jun 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
This highly-illustrated book reveals a brand-new story of the royal castle of Lincoln – how it was imposed on the late Anglo-Saxon town and how it developed over the next 900 years in the hands of the king or his aristocratic associates. Today, we have been left a surviving monument of three great towers, each with its own biography. Led by FAS Heritage, archaeologists, architectural historians and a large cohort of the general public have come together to produce a revealing and accessible account of the story of Lincoln Castle; in doing so, we gain further insight into the history, culture and society of medieval England.
A Welsh Landscape through Time Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781789256895
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour and b/w
Description:
Holy Island is a small island just off the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales, which is rich in archaeology of all periods. Between 2006 and 2010, archaeological excavations in advance of a major Welsh Government development site, Parc Cybi, enabled extensive study of the island’s past. Over 20 hectares were investigated, revealing a busy and complex archaeological landscape, which could be seen evolving from the Mesolithic period through to the present day.
Beacons in the Landscape Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781911188759
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2021
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Of all of Britain's great archaeological monuments the prehistoric and later hillforts have arguably had the most profound impact on the landscape, if only because there are so many; yet we know very little about them. Were they recognised as being something special by those who created them or is the ‘hillfort’ purely an archaeologist's 'construct'? How were they built, who lived in them and to what uses were they put?
EAA 174: Provisioning Ipswich Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9780956874764
Pub Date: 10 Apr 2021
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 37
Description:
This volume presents the results of the zooarchaeological analysis of animal bones that were recovered from sixteen sites in Ipswich between 1974 and 1988. The focus of the study is on the animal bones from Middle Saxon (700-850/880), Early Late Saxon (850/880-920), Middle Late Saxon (920-1000) and Early Medieval (1000-1150) sites that were part of the Origins of Ipswich project.The faunal assemblages from all four periods were composed primarily of cattle, caprines (sheep and goats), pigs, and domestic chickens.
Timeline. The Archaeology of the South Wales Gas Pipeline Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780993454578
Pub Date: 05 Apr 2021
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 125 - colour incl plates
Description:
The construction of a natural gas pipeline across southern Wales and into Herefordshire and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2007 resulted in numerous archaeological discoveries, including sites of national significance. The project not only produced a wealth of new archaeological sites, it also generated important radiocarbon and environmental datasets for the region.The earliest activity is indicated by worked flint of Mesolithic (or earlier) date, with the earliest Neolithic communities represented by pits, evidence for occasional timber houses, and the discovery of a previously unknown henge.
The Wrecks of HM Frigates Assurance (1753) & Pomone (1811) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781789256376
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
With the thought of treasure, Isle of Wight islander, Derek Williams researched ancient local wreck records. Top of his extensive wreck list was the 40-gun frigate Assurance lost in 1753 while returning from Jamaica with Governor Trelawny on board, whose story possibly inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write Treasure Island. Derek’s first dive at the western point of the Isle of Wight called “The Needles” put him on top of cannons, various wreckage and Spanish-American “Pieces of Eight”, all scattered at the foot of the rock face.
EAA 173: Prehistoric Burial Mounds in Orton Meadows, Peterborough Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9780952810537
Pub Date: 05 Jan 2021
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 93
Description:
Construction of the Peterborough Eastern Bypass led to the excavation of a burial mound and the discovery of a complex burial and ritual site, which lay in the Nene valley on the north bank of an old course of the river. The site was effectively sealed under alluvial deposits accumulating over the last thousand years, and almost untouched by any post-medieval disturbance. A round barrow, found by David Hall in the 1970s, was a slight bump in the flood meadows, scarcely 0.
Stonehenge for the Ancestors Cover Stonehenge for the Ancestors Cover
Format: 
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9789088907036
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Stonehenge Riverside Project
Illustrations: 190fc/202bw
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9789088907029
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Stonehenge Riverside Project
Illustrations: 190fc/202bw
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.
The Economy of a Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781789255386
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Bornais
Illustrations: colour and b/w
Description:
This book explores the economic evidence for the settlement at Bornais on South Uist. It reports in detail on the large assemblages of material found during the excavations at mounds 2 and 2A. There is important evidence for craft activity, such as bone and antler working and this includes the only comb making workshop from a rural settlement in Britain.
Hinterlands and Inlands Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781902937892
Pub Date: 05 Apr 2020
Series: CAU Landscape Archives: New Archaeologies of the Cambridge Region Series
Description:
Thinking Hinterlands – Spanning 25 years of fieldwork across a 3 sq. km swathe on the west side of Cambridge, this and its companion volume present the results of 15 sites, including seven cemeteries. The main focus is on the area’s prehistoric ‘inland’ colonization (particularly its Middle Bronze Age horizon) and the dynamics of its Roman hinterland settlements.