Archaeology  /  British Archaeology
Temples and Suburbs: Excavations at Tabard Square, Southwark Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780992667252
Pub Date: 10 Dec 2015
Imprint: Pre-Construct Archaeology
Description:
This monograph details the results of major excavations in Southwark, London, detailing an archaeological sequence which spans the early prehistoric to very latest Roman periods. The site lay on the Southern outskirts of Roman London and was the location of a large Romano-Celtic temple complex. A very large finds assemblage includes a marble inscription, which is the earliest text found to mention 'Londoners'.
Hunters, fishers and foragers in Wales Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781782979746
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: colour and b/w illustrations
Description:
Malcolm Lillie presents a major new holistic appraisal of the evidence for the Mesolithic occupation of Wales. The story begins with a discourse on the Palaeolithic background. In order to set the entire Mesolithic period into its context, subsequent chapters follow a sequence from the palaeoenvironmental background, through a consideration of the use of stone tools, settlement patterning and evidence for subsistence strategies and the range of available resources.
Living with the Flood Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781782979661
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: colour and b/w illustrations
Description:
The site at Mill Lane, Sawston, represents millennia of human activity within a dynamic and changing landscape setting. River valleys have been a focus for human activity since the early Holocene and, in addition to providing abundant archaeological evidence for this activity, the proximity to water also highlights the potential for the preservation of both archaeological remains and palaeoenvironmental source material. However, human activity within river valleys also commonly bridges areas of both wetland and dryland; ecological zones which are often approached using quite different archaeological methods and which present considerable differences in levels of archaeological visibility and preservation.

St Marylebone’s Paddington Street North Burial Ground:

Excavations at Paddington Street, London W1, 2012–13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9781907586385
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2015
Description:
During the 18th century the expansion of the wealthy London parish of St Marylebone led to the development of two additional graveyards to relieve pressure on the church and churchyard on Marylebone High Street. The latest of these, on the north side of Paddington Street, was in use between 1772 and 1853. Archaeologists recorded 386 burials from 124 single, stacked and brick-lined graves at the western edge of this ground.
A Neolithic Ceremonial Complex in Galloway Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781782979708
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: colour and b/w illustrations
Description:
A complex enclosure identified by aerial photography at Dunragit Galloway, was demonstrated by excavation to have been of Late Neolithic date, and comprised three concentric timber ramped post-rings, 120–300 m in diameter. The two outer post-rings each comprised large uprights interspersed with smaller members, probably forming a continuous palisade. Each was a single-phase structure and the posts had rotted out.
The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781909990012
Pub Date: 31 May 2015
Series: CBA Practical Handbook
Illustrations: 100 illustrations
Description:
This latest CBA Practical Handbook forms part of the CBA-led project to record the physical legacy of the First World War on the Home Front in the UK. The book provides invaluable background information for anyone interested in identifying and recording the remains of the Home Front, from practice trenches to works by conscientious objectors to Homes fit for Heroes. Extensively illustrated, with both archive and modern images, the book also includes guidance on researching the Home Front.
What the Victorians Threw Away Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781782978756
Pub Date: 08 May 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 90 colour illustrations
Description:
The people who lived in England before the First World War now inhabit a realm of yellow photographs. Theirs is a world fast fading from ours, yet they do not appear overly distant. Many of us can remember them as being much like ourselves.
Ritual in Early Bronze Age Grave Goods Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 616
ISBN: 9781782976943
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Fully colour illustrated, includes CD
Description:
The exotic and impressive grave goods from burials of the ‘Wessex Culture’ in Early Bronze Age Britain are well known and have inspired influential social and economic hypotheses, invoking the former existence of chiefs, warriors and merchants and high-ranking pastoralists. Alternative theories have sought to explain how display of such objects was related to religious and ritual activity rather than to economic status, and that groups of artefacts found in certain graves may have belonged to religious specialists. This volume is the result of a major research project that aimed to investigate Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age grave goods in relation to their possible use as special dress accessories or as equipment employed within ritual activities and ceremonies.
Settlement and Metalworking in the Middle Bronze Age and Beyond Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9789088902932
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2015
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
Between 2008 and 2011 excavations were undertaken by the Cornwall Archaeological Unit at Tremough, near Penryn, Cornwall. The site is situated on a plateau overlooking the Carrick Roads, historically one of the busiest waterways in Cornwall.The excavations led to a large number of significant archaeological features being uncovered ranging from Neolithic pits to Bronze Age structures and late prehistoric enclosures.
Sherborne Old Castle, Dorset Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780854312993
Pub Date: 26 Mar 2015
Description:
Roger, Bishop of Salisbury (1102–39, built Sherborne Old Castle within his episcopal estate at Sherborne, in north-west Dorset, in about 1122–35. The fortified palace was one of several major building projects undertaken by Bishop Roger; among the others were the rebuilding of Old Sarum cathedral and castles at Devizes and Malmesbury. Although Sherborne Old Castle was altered over the next four centuries, most of its original structural elements were retained until the buildings were slighted in 1645.
Continental Connections Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781782978091
Pub Date: 26 Feb 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w illustrations
Description:
The prehistories of Britain and Ireland are inescapably entwined with continental European narratives. The central aim here is to explore ‘cross-channel’ relationships throughout later prehistory, investigating the archaeological links (material, social, cultural) between the areas we now call Britain and Ireland, and continental Europe, from the Mesolithic through to the end of the Iron Age. Since the separation from the European mainland of Ireland (c.
Roman Occupation South-East of the Forum Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781907586248
Pub Date: 13 Jan 2015
Description:
Excavations near the Roman forum on Londinium’s eastern hill (modern Cornhill) have revealed archaeological evidence from the earliest period of London’s history. There was intensive domestic occupation on the site from c. AD 50–5, which was interrupted by the Boudican fire of AD 60/61.
Medieval Childhood Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781782976981
Pub Date: 02 Dec 2014
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour illustrations
Description:
The nine papers presented here set out to broaden the recent focus of archaeological evidence for medieval children and childhood and to offer new ways of exploring their lives and experiences. The everyday use of space and changes in the layout of buildings are examined, in order to reveal how these impacted upon the daily practices and tasks of household tasks relating to the upbringing of children. Aspects of work and play are explored: how, archaeologically, we can determine whether, and in what context, children played board and dice games?
The Archaeology of the South-West Reinforcement Gas Pipeline, Devon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9780955353475
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2014
Illustrations: 132
Description:
Archaeological work ahead of pipeline construction in East and South Devon led to the excavation of over thirty sites spanning the earlier Neolithic to early modern times. Early features included a wide scatter of pits dating to the Neolithic and Beaker periods (c. 3700–2000 BC), and a variety of Middle Bronze Age features that included evidence for land division in the Otter valley and South Devon.
Towns and Topography Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781782977025
Pub Date: 27 Oct 2014
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and col. illustrations
Description:
Fifteen papers examine a variety of aspects of medieval towns and their topography. The first part of the volume comprises essays on the excavations in the Frankish emporium of Quentovic, directed by David Hill; London; Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian mints; the burhs of Somerset; and urban perspectives in literature. The second part concentrates on topographical subjects including an examination of the significance of the distribution through trade of Mayen Lava quernstones in early medieval north-west Europe and the evidence of a charter for the topography of late Anglo-Saxon Worcester which reveals that standing crosses were, by then, considered old fashioned.
Celtic Art in Europe Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781782976554
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w illustrations, 32pp colour illustrations
Description:
The ancient Celtic world evokes debate, discussion, romanticism and mythicism. On the one hand it represents a specialist area of archaeological interest, on the other, it has a wide general appeal. The Celtic world is accessible through archaeology, history, linguistics and art history.