Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
Pattern and Process Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781902937939
Pub Date: 05 Apr 2020
Series: CAU Must Farm/Flag Fen Basin Depth & Time Series
Description:
The King’s Dyke and Bradley Fen excavations occurred within the brick pits of the Fenland town of Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. The investigations straddled the south-eastern contours of the Flag Fen Basin, a small peat-filled embayment located between Peterborough and the western limits of Whittlesey ‘island’. Renowned principally for its Bronze Age discoveries at sites such as Fengate and Flag Fen, the Flag Fen Basin also marked the point where the prehistoric River Nene debouched into the greater Fenland Basin.
Impinging on the Past Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780992633691
Pub Date: 01 Apr 2020
Imprint: The Highfield Press
Illustrations: 34 illus.
Description:
The prehistoric, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon periods were all represented in an excavation carried out in the centre of a Worcestershire village some time ago, but with results that can now be seen in new light because of all the archaeological work that has taken place since. A deep Iron Age ditch can be set in the context of enclosures revealed, mainly by air photography, of the gravel terraces in the river valleys of the Severn and Avon. The Romano-British skeletons form a small, elderly and hard-worked group, providing a contrast to the better-known large urban cemeteries.
EAA 171: Three Bronze Age Weapon Assemblages from Norfolk Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9780905594552
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2020
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 43
Description:
Norfolk has a rich heritage of prehistoric metalwork from the daggers of the Early Bronze Age to the late pre-Roman Iron Age treasures of Snettisham. In recent years relatively little has been written about the Bronze Age metalwork. Individual classes, such as swords, have been recorded in Prähistorische Bronzefunde while depositional practices have been explored in a number of theses, building on earlier classification of hoards and other assemblages going all the way back to the work of Sir John Evans in the late 19th century.
The Waithe Valley Through Time Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781999615543
Pub Date: 19 Feb 2020
Imprint: Pre-Construct Archaeology
Series: The Central Lincolnshire Wolds Research Project
Illustrations: 169
Description:
This volume examines the archaeology of the Waithe Valley as it passes through the central Lincolnshire Wolds. It concentrates on fieldwork and finds from the eastern edge of the Wolds and was undertaken as part of the Central Lincolnshire Wolds Research Project. It documents the development of human presence in and use of the valley from prehistory to recent times, reporting on geophysical survey, fieldwalking and excavations.

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Excavations on the site of the Archbishop of York’s Palace and the Battersea Enamelling Works, at the former Price’s Candle Factory, Regent and Grove Wharves and Bridges Wharf, Battersea
Format: Paperback
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9781999615536
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2019
Imprint: Pre-Construct Archaeology
Series: Thameslink Monograph Series
Description:
Excavations in Wandsworth along the riverfront to the east of the Thames (which here trends roughly south to north), have revealed details of the diverse history of this part of the borough and its fluctuating fortunes. This monograph details the results of excavations at three sites along that stretch of riverfront at Price’s Candle Factory, Regent and Groves Wharves and Bridges Wharf. A ditch and associated Middle and Late Bronze Age pottery are the only evidence for prehistoric activity here.
Llangorse Crannog Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781789253061
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2019
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
The crannog on Llangorse Lake near Brecon in mid Wales was discovered in 1867 and first excavated in 1869 by two local antiquaries, Edgar and Henry Dumbleton, who published their findings over the next four years. In 1988 dendrochronological dates from submerged palisade planks established its construction in the ninth century, and a combined off- and on-shore investigation of the site was started as a joint project between Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. The subsequent surveys and excavation (1989-1994, 2004) resulted in the recovery of a remarkable time capsule of life in the late ninth and tenth century, on the only crannog yet identified in Wales.
Sark Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781905905461
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2019
Series: Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
Sark came briefly to prominence in 1719 when the Sark hoard was found – a pot containing Gaulish coins and embossed silver plaques. It was brought to England and disappeared. The Archaeological Survey of Sark began in 2004 with a view to studying the island in the context of Atlantic maritime networks to explore the themes of remoteness and connectivity.
EAA 169: Iron Age Fortification Beside the River Lark Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780955353482
Pub Date: 09 Aug 2019
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 70
Description:
Excavations by Cotswold Archaeology at Mildenhall produced evidence for human activity from the Late Bronze Age to the medieval period. A Late Bronze Age waterhole backfilled with domestic refuse was excavated on the higher ground above the floodplain of the River Lark. The Middle Iron Age was a period of intense activity on the site, when a pair of massive ditches defined the eastern part of an enclosure, possibly built to dominate the crossing point of the River Lark.
Living off the Land Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781911188391
Pub Date: 25 Jul 2019
Imprint: Windgather Press
Description:
This is the first book for a generation on medieval agriculture in Wales, presenting evidence which is of considerable relevance to those studying the development of the early medieval landscapes of England and Ireland. This collection of essays confronts the paradox that, though agriculture lay at the heart of medieval society, understanding of what this meant for Wales remains limited. The papers address key questions that include: how did the agricultural systems of Wales operate between c.
Chalk Hill Cover Chalk Hill Cover
Format: 
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9789088906084
Pub Date: 30 Mar 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 61fc/57bw
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9789088906077
Pub Date: 30 Mar 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 61fc/57bw
Description:
Excavations at Chalk Hill, Ramsgate in south-eastern Britain were primarily aimed at investigating the remains of a possible early Neolithic causewayed enclosure visible on aerial photographs. However, the monument could not in fact be categorised as a causewayed enclosure, but instead represented a type of early Neolithic ritual monument unique to the British Isles.The earliest significant features recorded on the site dated to the early Neolithic (roughly 3700–3600 cal BC).
The Prehistoric Archaeology of the A477 St Clears to Red Roses Road Improvement Scheme 2012 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780993454554
Pub Date: 27 Feb 2019
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Description:
Details results of excavations along the A477 from St Clears to Red Roses during the Road Improvement Scheme, 2012. Finds include a Mesolithic site in the lower Tâf valley; early Neolithic pits and a post-built structure at Cildywyll; the remains of an Early Bronze Age barrow, 38 burials (some urned), a pyre site, and a Middle Bronze Age drying oven near St Clears; and A Bronze Age burnt mound near Red Roses.
Excavations at Milla Skerra, Sandwick, Unst Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781785703430
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2019
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
During the late 1st millennium BC into the early 1st millennium AD, the small island of Unst in the far north of the Shetland (and British) Isles was home to well-established and connected farming and fishing communities. The Iron Age settlement at Milla Skerra was occupied for at least 500 years before it was covered with storm-blown sand and abandoned. Although part of it had been lost to the sea, excavation revealed many details of the life of the settlement and how it was reused over many generations.
The Land Was Forever: 15000 Years in North-East Scotland Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781785709883
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2019
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
Eight sites were excavated along the route of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route between Balmedy to Tipperty. The sites are mostly multi-period. One site on the banks of the River Dee, revealed nine phases of activity extending from the Upper Palaeolithic through to the post-Medieval.
Cannington Bypass, Somerset: Excavations in 2014 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 157
ISBN: 9780993454547
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2018
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Description:
Two enclosures were recorded – near Rodway was discovered a small Middle Bronze Age farmstead containing evidence of two roundhouses, with associated pottery and plant remains; and at Sandy Lane a Roman villa was shown to have developed from a Late Iron Age ridge-top settlement.
EAA 167: A Romano-British Industrial Site at East Winch, Norfolk Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780993247736
Pub Date: 25 Nov 2018
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 44
Description:
Excavations at East Winch on the Greensand Belt in north-west Norfolk, revealed a Romano-British pottery production site — part of the Nar Valley industry — as well as more limited evidence of iron smelting and possible habitation. The principal features were a trackway, potentially linking the site to the nearby iron smelting site at Ashwicken, and part of a ditched enclosure containing an aisled building, a stone-founded workshop, four Nar Valley kilns and a drying oven. The pottery assemblage adds considerably to our understanding of this industry.
Parterres Bright with Flowers Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781999615505
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2018
Imprint: Pre-Construct Archaeology
Series: Pre-Construct Archaeology Monograph Series
Illustrations: 243
Description:
This volume reports on excavation and standing building recording survey carried out by Pre-Construct Archaeology between 2000 and 2004 within Alnwick Castle’s walled kitchen garden. The gardens, first established in 1760, formed a small part of the castle grounds and parkland designed by the pre-eminent architect of the period, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. The book charts the changing fortunes of the garden, including detailed descriptions and illustrations of the layout of successive gardens and of the hothouses and conservatories which supplied the household with fresh produce and flowers.