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EAA 70: The Fenland Project No.9 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780951954416
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1994
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with text-figs & illus.
Description:
^Aby Martyn Waller ^DVolume Number 9 from the Fenland Project details the results from the palaeoenvironmental programme completed between 1983 and 1989. It contains the database and reconstructions of past environmental conditions derived from the study of the recent (Flandrian) deposits of Fenland, and helps place the archaeological sites discovered by the field survey within their contemporary landscape. The first part of the book discusses previous studies and methodology, interpretative models and data synthesis, pollen analysis and radiocarbon dating, whilst the second contains details of the stratigraphic information collected from over 40 sites in the Fenland.
Museum Archaeology in Europe Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780946897735
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1994
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: with figs & illus.
Description:
The sixteen papers in this volume demonstrate the active role of European museums and museum staff in archaeology, with examples from all over Europe showing active participation in excavations, conservation, and museum display. Based on a conference held at the British Museum in 1992, contributors include: I Longworth (Museums and archaeology) ; J Warren (The European Community and heritage protection) ; J Verwers (Archaeology and the National Museum of Antiquities, The Netherlands) ; J Baart (Archaeology in Dutch town-museums) ; G Krause (Museum rescue-archaeology in Duisburg, the Lower Rhineland) ; H Lidén (Archaeology and the Museum of National Antiquities, Stockholm) ; I Billberg (Excavations in the medieval centre of Malmö) ; J-Y Marin (L'acquisition des objets archéologiques par les musées en France) ; B Dunning (A new archaeological museum at Neuchâtel, Switzerland) ; W Brzezínski (Museum archaeology in Poland) ; L Pekarskaya (Archaeology in the Kiev History Museum) ; B Kirigin (Archaeological museums in Croatia) ; A Saville (Artefact research in the National Museums of Scotland) ; M Biddle (Curatorship and the archaeological explosion) .
EAA 57: Excavations at Redgate Hill, Hunstanton, Norfolk; and at Tattersall Thorpe, Lincoln Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780905594101
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 25 plates, 64 figs, 65 tables and microfiche.
Description:
^Aby R. Bradley, P. Chowne.
EAA 60: Caister-on-Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780905594071
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 36 plates, 174 figs, 69 tables & microfiche.
Description:
The Roman defended site at Caister, hitherto viewed as a small town, can now be seen as an early coastal fort probably contemporary with Reculver and Brancaster, both of which appear in the Notitia Dignitatum as forts of the Saxon shore. The Caister fort is of earlier Roman type, with a defensive wall backed up by an earthen rampart. Finds indicate occupation by cavalry from the early 3rd century to later 4th century, although specifically late military equipment is absent.
EAA 62: Excavations in Thetford by B. K. Davison between 1964 and 1970 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9780905594088
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 36 plates, 176 figs & microfiche.
Description:
^Aby Carolyn Dallas ^DReport on the excavations of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Thetford carried out between 1964 and 1970, including Brandon Road (1964-66) and the Kilnyard (1966), with reports on the finds, zoological and botanical evidence, documentary evidence, and a general discussion. Important discoveries included six related Late Saxon pottery kilns and the complete plan of a pre-Conquest timber church which was replaced in stone.
EAA 63: Illington Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9780905594095
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 15 plates, 59 figs, 15 tables and microfiche.
Description:
^Aby A. Davison, B. Green and W.
EAA 65: Settlements on Hill-tops Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 67
ISBN: 9780860552147
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 8 plates, 43 figs and 3 tables.
Description:
Report on excavations and discussion of artefacts and zoological evidence from seven prehistoric sites in Suffolk: an Iron Age enclosure at Barnham; two first millennium BC settlements at Barnham; three prehistoric hill-top settlements in south-east Suffolk; an Early Iron Age hill-top site at Framlingham.
San Vincenzo al Volturno 1 Cover
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780904152241
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1993
Series: Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome
Illustrations: xxi, 236 including 215 b/w illus and 23 col plates.
Description:
This is the first of a number of volumes describing the 1980-86 excavations at the early medieval Benedictine abbey of San Vincenzo al Volturno in central Italy. This volume gives a general introduction to this important project, a description of the archaeological remains, and then detailed accounts of the excavation of the Carolingian Crypt Church, the `South Church', the Refectory, the Garden Court and the Entrance Hall. Also included is a reappraisal of the cycle of paintings in the crypt in the light of the excavations.
Respiratory Control Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813117881
Pub Date: 04 Dec 1992
Illustrations: illus
Description:
Understanding of the respiratory control system has been greatly improved by technological and methodological advances. This volume integrates results from many perspectives, brings together diverse approaches to the investigations, and represents important additions to the field of neural control of breathing.Topics include membrane properties of respiratory neurons, in vitro studies of respiratory control, chemical neuroanatomy, central integration of respiratory afferents, modulation of respiratory pattern by peripheral afferents, respiratory chemoreception, development of respiratory control, behavioral control of breathing, and human ventilatory control.

EAA 52: The Fenland Project No.4

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780905594040
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1991
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: p, 75figs, 12pls, microfiche.
Description:
The second Norfolk volume covers a substantial tract of peat fen defined by three rivers, and incorporates the only island of any size in the Norfolk Fens. The rapid shrinkage of peat on the upland edge has revealed a densely-occupied zone that was settled from the Mesolithic through to the Bronze Age. Human settlement is viewed against changing environmental conditions as the Embayment became waterlogged and the fen edge was deserted in historic times.
Building a Longboat Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 147
ISBN: 9788785180162
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1991
Description:
The craftsmanship of longboat-building is not something we can draw on today, so when the Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde wanted to look into this ancient skill, they needed to track down people who still had the tradition of boat-building in their culture. This book looks at the boat-building and culture of the Punan Bah people of Borneo and then puts the longboat in its wider cultural-historical perspective.

Torajan Ricebarn

Format: Paperback
Pages: 37
ISBN: 9780861590728
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1991
Series: British Museum Press Occasional Paper
Illustrations: b/w illus
Description:
A study of the Torajan ricebarn, a traditional Indonesian structure where the rice crop is stored, and where the main social life of the village takes place. This paper was stimulated by the construction of a ricebarn for the Museum of Mankind at the British Museum in 1987.

Feet of Fines for Essex V

Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780904920185
Pub Date: 01 Jun 1991
Imprint: Leopard's Head Press

Intellectual Culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England

The Latin Writings of the Age
Format: Hardback
Pages: 762
ISBN: 9780905205731
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1990
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Illustrations: xxvi + 762 pages.
Description:
Works written and published in Latin by Elizabethan and Jacobean writers covered a vast range, from brief poetic trifles to massive scholarly, humanist and scientific treatises. Among its authors were some of the greatest intellects of the day; and study of Latin dedications and commendatory verses makes clear the importance of Latinate culture in the Court as well as in the universities and learned professions. English renaissance Latin culture was the shared intellectual background for all educated people, England's bridge to the scientific, literary, political, philosophical and religious life of continental Europe.
Archaeological Results from Accelerator Dating Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780947816117
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1987
Description:
Presents research contributions drawing on radiocarbon dates produced by the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator.

A Survey of Visitors to the British Museum (1982-1983)

Format: Paperback
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9780861590643
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1986
Series: British Museum Press Occasional Paper