Silbury Hill is an enormous earthen mound that is situated in the heart of the Marlborough Downs, and set today within the Avebury World Heritage Site. This academic monograph will provide a full account of the recent archaeological investigations.
An examination of the urban development of Bristol - a town which for much of its history was second only to London in size and importance. This study uses documentary and physical evidence to reconstruct the fabric of a city and the social character of its different parts.
The first detailed modern study of Haughmond Abbey in Shropshire. By comprehensively addresssing questions about the origins and development of the community at Haughmond this book provides an excellent case study of late 11th/12th- century monasticism.
Two volume study resulting from the excavation and survey directed by Roger Mercer between 1974 and 1986, which demonstrated that Hambledon was the site of an exceptionally large and diverse complex of earlier Neolithic earthworks.
In spring 2002 mammoth bones and associated Mousterian stone tools were found in situ at Lynford Quarry, Norfolk, UK. The Lynford finds give a rare opportunity to study the socioecology of Neanderthals and the relationship between their social structure and the distribution of resources in the landscape during the last cold stage of Ice Age Europe.
This is the first ever comprehensive account of the archaeology and history of the cathedral and its churchyard from Roman times up to the construction of the Wren building. The cathedrals which preceded that of Wren come to the surface again, and we can appreciate the cultural and religious importance of St Paul’s over more than 1000 years.
Extensive excavations were carried out between 1974 and 1981 by Newcastle University. This book combines these results with those of work done between 1959 and 1961 by Durham University to give a complete plan of the north-east part of the fort.
Tells the dramatic story of the discovery in 1992 of the perfectly preserved remains of a large prehistoric, sewn plank boat in Dover, a unique find of a boat capable of cross-channel sailing.It includes carefully researched reconstruction drawings.
First published in 1977, this classic excavation report set new standards in reporting archaeological finds. It describes the excavation of an early medieval site near Wooler in Northumberland, identified as Ad Gefrin by the Venerable Bede.
From 1976 to 2000 English Heritage archaeologists undertook excavation and research on Hadrian’s Wall. This book reports on these findings and includes the first publication, of the James Irwin Coates archive of drawings of Hadrian’ Wall made in 1877–96.
Birdoswald, built on a high spur between the River Irthing and Midgeholme Moss, was the eleventh fort from the east end of Hadrian's Wall. With skill and care tony Wilmott has integrated the archaeological, historical and scientific evidence contributed by numerous experts to reconstruct the life of the Roman fort and its later uses.
A record of the National Mapping Programme project in Northamptonshire. It recovered and mapped archaeological evidence from field systems, through settlement remains, to funerary monuments, and ranges from the Neolithic to the 20th century.
This book tells the story of shipwrecks around the coast of England, from the Anglo-Saxons to 1945, and demonstrates how these wrecks can be placed in their wider archaeological, social, economic and naval context, in particular their relationship to England's broader historical landscape.
The Raunds Area Project investigated more than 20 Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in the Nene Valley. From c 5000 BC to the early 1st millennium cal BC a succession of ritual mounds and burial mounds were built as settlement along the valley sides increased and woodland was cleared.
This area remains the largest tract of unimproved chalk downland in North-west Europe. This volume traces human influence on the landscape from prehistoric times to the recent military activities and presents a synthesis of results of recent fieldwork.
Examines the industrial and post-medieval landscape of Bodmin Moor, including streamworking, mining, quarrying, clay working, turf cutting and intensive farming. Aerial photographs, detailed line drawings, and large-scale maps add to the text.
The Raunds Area Project investigated more than 20 Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in the Nene Valley. This volume, on DVD, is the detailed monument and landscape analysis, environmental specialist reports, and finds reports catalogues (includes tables of data and interpretations and finds drawings).
This book comprises a national study of the explosives industry and provides a framework for identification of its industrial archaeology and social history. It ranges from gunpowder manufacture in the late Middle Ages through to 20th-century explosives.
Using the data presented in the volume, "An Atlas of Rural Settlement in England (2000)", this book offers preliminary explorations of some of the patterns revealed by comparing the maps with the distribution of other types of landscape elements, archaeological sites and building styles.
An archaeological survey of the Iron Age prehistoric earthwork forts that crown many hills in Southern England.The survey distinguishes several classes of hillfort, and reveals the great variation in complexity among sites.
Presents a study of the remains of twelfth- to seventeenth-century ships and boats from the port of London. Using evidence from the vessels, from waterfronts, and from contemporary manuscripts this book presents the design, construction, and use of these ancient vessels.
Stonehenge had an aerodrome for a neighbour. After the war, it became the focus of debate about what constituted unacceptable modern intrusions in the Stonehenge landscape. Following a public appeal the aerodrome was purchased, and the landscape was restored to something ‘more appropriate’ as a setting the for the monument.
Using evidence from the vessels, from the waterfronts, and from trade goods the author reconstructs the design and use of these ancient ships used in the port of London from the 1st to 11th century AD.
Helps set an agenda for the future of scientific applications in archaeology. Identifies, as well as refines, existing scientific techniques that have the potential to answer important questions about reconstructing the past in the short to medium term.
This volume holds a datelist of 1063 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 1993 and 1998 on behalf of the Ancient Monuments Laboratory of English Heritage. It contains supporting information about the samples and the sites producing them, a comprehensive bibliography, and two indexes for reference and analysis.
The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor describes and narrates Dartmoor’s landscape history from 4000 BC to the present, analysing and summarising archaeological and historical studies from the 19th century onwards.
This volume holds a datelist of 882 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 1988 and 1993 on behalf of the Ancient Monuments Laboratory of English Heritage. It contains supporting information about the samples and the sites producing them, a comprehensive bibliography, and two indexes for reference and analysis.
Presents an overview of the archaeology of urban common land. By recognising that urban common land represents a valid historical entity, this book contributes towards successful informed conservation. It contains a variety of illustrations, including contemporary and archive photographs.
Examines the landscape of the Malvern Hills, a ridge of ancient volcanic rocks along the western edge of the Severn Valley. The survey ranges from the early prehistoric period to the present day, including the two large Iron Age hillforts on the ridge.
This is the story of the discovery, in 2003, of Britain’s first Ice Age cave art at Creswell Crags. It includes a definitive list, photographs, drawings and description of the motifs and sets the discovery in its archaeological and geological context.
Written by experts with unrivalled information and knowledge of Silbury Hill, and combining scholarly research and readable narrative, this book sets out the archaeological story of Silbury. Discussing the early recognition of its importance, antiquarian and modern archaeological investigations of the hill and what Silbury means to people today.