Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
The Lost Dark Age Kingdom of Rheged Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781785703119
Pub Date: 27 Feb 2017
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
Trusty's Hill is an early medieval fort at Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. The hillfort comprises a fortified citadel defined by a vitrified rampart around its summit, with a number of enclosures looping out along lower-lying terraces and crags. The approach to its summit is flanked on one side by a circular rock-cut basin and on the other side by Pictish Symbols carved on to the face of a natural outcrop of bedrock.
Salt in Prehistoric Europe Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9789088903847
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2017
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 12bw/49fc
Description:
Salt was a commodity of great importance in the ancient past, just as it is today. Its roles in promoting human health and in making food more palatable are well-known; in peasant societies it also plays a very important role in the preservation of foodstuffs and in a range of industries. Uncovering the evidence for the ancient production and use of salt has been a concern for historians over many years, but interest in the archaeology of salt has been a particular focus of research in recent times.
Underground Archaeology Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781785703515
Pub Date: 21 Dec 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour illus
Description:
This book brings together a series of ground-breaking studies on human bones and artefacts recovered from Irish caves principally between 1870 and 1990. Until now these assemblages had either been completely neglected or had not been examined with modern techniques. The 15 expert contributions presented here shine a light on the use and perception of caves at different times in the past, from the Early Mesolithic through to post-medieval times.
Neanderthals in Wales Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781785705137
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
The final publication of results of the excavations at Pontnewydd cave in north-east Wales has been eagerly awaited. The site was investigated as part of the Palaeolithic Settlement of Wales Research Programme, which has been responsible for transforming understanding of the nature of human settlement on the very margins of Eurasia by early Neanderthals. The caves of the Elwy valley in north-east Wales contain evidence of the earliest human occupation of Wales.
The Cerne Giant Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781900188944
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Bournemouth Conservation
Illustrations: 53 b/w figs
Description:
Prehistoric war-god, seventeenth century marvel, or living monument? In 1996, a 'trial' was held in Cerne Abbas Village Hall to discuss the origin of the Giant - prehistoric/Romano-British, medieval/post-medieval, or significant for the very fact that he exists, regardless of age. This is the book of the trial: after a preliminary briefing, the witnesses for the three cases present their evidence which ranges from detailed factual information about the archaeology and history of the monument through to its folklore and continuing role as the inspiration for all sorts of activity from local poetry to national advertising.
Ancient Lives Cover Ancient Lives Cover
Format: 
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9789088903823
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2016
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 50bw/86fc
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9789088903755
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2016
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 50bw/86fc
Description:
Ancient Lives provides new perspectives on object, people and place in early Scotland and beyond. The 19 papers cover topics ranging from the Neolithic to the Medieval period, and from modern museum practice to ancient craft skills. The material culture of ancient lives is centre stage – how it was created and used, how it was rediscovered and thought about, and how it is displayed.
Portable Antiquities, Palimpsests, and Persistent Places Cover Portable Antiquities, Palimpsests, and Persistent Places Cover
Format: 
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9789088903830
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2016
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 142fc/40bw
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9789088903694
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2016
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 142fc/40bw
Description:
Every year thousands of archaeological objects and artefact scatters are discovered by the public, most of them by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening, or going about their daily work. Once recorded, these finds hold enormous potential in helping us understand the past. In England and Wales these finds are reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), and since 2003 over one million finds have been recorded.
The Avebury Landscape Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781842171523
Pub Date: 08 Sep 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 91 b/w illus, 15 tabs
Description:
It is over one hundred years since the publication of the wide ranging archaeological field investigation undertaken on the Marlborough Downs by the Rev A C Smith. His work Guide to the British and Roman Antiquities of the North Wiltshire Downs in a Hundred Square Miles round Abury was originally published in two volumes in 1884 by the Marlborough College Natural History Society, then reprinted and bound into a single volume and published in 1885 by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society after half the original print run was destroyed in a fire. As in most works of inventory the volume has certainly stood the test of time and is still one of the basic reference texts for students of the area.
Aspects of Industry in Roman Yorkshire and the North Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781842170786
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 69 b/w figs, 3 tbs
Description:
At the frontiers of the Roman Empire, military settlements had a profound influence on local crafting traditions. Legions were not just fighting units - they contained a large number of craftsmen, and the fortress would have been a centre of manufacturing activity. A timber legionary fortress, for example, required vast numbers of nails, many of which would have been made by legionary smiths on site, and an army of thousands would require many more pots, shoes and tents than could be produced by local domestic potters and leather workers.
Sylloge of Anglo-Saxon Coins II Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780714118246
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2016
Illustrations: 55 b&w plates
Description:
This publication catalogues the British Museum’s uniquely important collection of coins from southern England of the period c. 760–880. During these years, the broad and thin silver penny became established as the standard denomination, used by multiple kingdoms including East Anglia, Kent, Mercia and Wessex, and issued in the names of kings such as Offa of Mercia and Alfred the Great.
Living Near the Edge Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780993454509
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2016
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 149
Description:
Archaeological surveys and excavations were carried out between 2006 and 2010 in advance of the construction of a gas pipeline in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. They resulted in the discovery of many new sites and the investigation of eighteen of them dating from the prehistoric to medieval periods.Early Neolithic and Beaker/Early Bronze Age pits in the southern part of the route near Winstone, suggest transitory occupation in early prehistoric times.
Medieval and Post-Medieval Occupation and Industry in the Redcliffe Suburb of Bristol Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780993454516
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2016
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 79
Description:
Excavations at 1–2 and 3 Redcliff Street, Bristol, crossed a number of historic properties and revealed domestic and industrial remains dating from the establishment of the Redcliffe suburb in the 12th century through to the later post-medieval period. Cloth-dying was the dominant industry in Redcliffe in the 12th and 13th centuries, and the well preserved remains of dye-stuffs as well as leather shoes and off-cuts from a cobbler’s workshop were recovered from water-logged pit fills. The pits also yielded the largest assemblage of pottery of its kind from the city to date.
The Archaeology of the Lower City and Adjacent Suburbs Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9781782978527
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Lincoln Archaeology Studies
Illustrations: b/w illustrations
Description:
This volume contains reports on excavations undertaken in the lower walled city at Lincoln, which lies on sloping ground on the northern scarp of the Witham gap, and its adjacent suburbs between 1972 and 1987, and forms a companion volume to LAS volumes 2 and 3 which cover other parts of the historic city. The earliest features encountered were discovered both near to the line of Ermine Street and towards Broadgate. Remains of timber storage buildings were found, probably associated with the Roman legionary occupation in the later 1st century AD.
Excavations at Newport Street, Worcester, 2005 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9780955353499
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2016
Description:
Excavation of approximately a third of a hectare in the north-western part of the historic core of Worcester revealed evidence for activity dating from the Roman to the post-medieval and early modern period. The deepest deposits were recorded in geotechnical and archaeological boreholes, and in two sondages: the rest of the site was excavated to the depth of formation level for development.The earliest feature was a Roman road running on the approximate alignment of the present-day Newport Street.
EAA 156: Close to the Loop Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780955654657
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2015
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Description:
The investigations have produced evidence for 6,000 years of landscape and settlement evolution. Perhaps the most striking result is the evidence for continuity, rather than discontinuity, in the development of the landscape. The act of defining chronological periods, while essential in describing past human society, does tend to accentuate discontinuity.
Lives in Land – Mucking Excavations Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781785701481
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
The excavations led by Margaret and Tom Jones on the Thames gravel terraces at Mucking, Essex, undertaken between 1965 and 1978 are legendary. The largest area excavation ever undertaken in the British Isles, involving around 5000 participants, recorded around 44,000 archaeological features dating from the Beaker to Anglo-Saxon periods and recovered something in the region of 1.7 million finds of Mesolithic to post-medieval date.