Author: Ian D. Rotherham,Melvyn Jones,Christine Handley (eds.)
Category: Environmental archaeology
Category: Cambridgeshire (England)
This book explores the development of territorial identity in the late prehistoric, Roman, and early medieval periods. Over the course of the Iron Age, a series of marked regional variations in material culture and landscape character emerged across eastern England that reflect the development of discrete zones of social and economic interaction. The boundaries between these zones appear to have run through sparsely settled areas of the landscape on high ground, and corresponded to a series of kingdoms that emerged during the Late Iron Age. In eastern England at least, these pre-Roman socio-economic territories appear to have survived throughout the Roman period despite a trend towards cultural homogenization brought about by Romanization. Although there is no direct evidence for the relationship between these socio-economic zones and the Roman administrative territories known as civitates, they probably corresponded very closely. The fifth century saw some Anglo-Saxon immigration but whereas in East Anglia these communities spread out across much of the landscape, in the Northern Thames Basin they appear to have been restricted to certain coastal and estuarine districts. The remaining areas continued to be occupied by a substantial native British population, including much of the East Saxon kingdom (very little of which appears to have been 'Saxon'). By the sixth century a series of regionally distinct identities - that can be regarded as separate ethnic groups - had developed which corresponded very closely to those that had emerged during the late prehistoric and Roman periods. These ancient regional identities survived through to the Viking incursions, whereafter they were swept away following the English re-conquest and replaced with the counties with which we are familiar today.
The Evolution of Territorial Identity in the English Landscape
Author: Stephen Rippon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: English literature
An easy to use travel guide noted for its wealth of interesting geographical and historical information and by its concentration on the more secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and places to eat and stay, while, of course, covering the more established places of interest. Includes line drawings of each place, addresses and telephone numbers .
Author: Barbara Vesey
Publisher: Travel Publishing (UK)
Networks and Neighbours is a refereed and peer-reviewed open-access, online journal concerned with varying types of inter-connectivity in the Early Middle Ages. Published biannually (July and January), the journal collects exceptional pieces of work by both postgraduate students and established academics with an aim to promote the study of how people and communities interacted within and without their own world and localities in the Early Middle Ages. Issue 2.1 (Jan. 2014) is devoted to the topic "Comparisons and Correlations": Reading beyond borders is, in theory, a methodology admired by early medieval scholars and considered when performing research, but to what extent, we ask, is comparative history a reality in early medieval scholarship? Furthermore, should we pursue this line of thinking, reading, writing and teaching? What are the potential benefits structurally? What new historical representations will emerge from a sustained, earnest attempt at comparing the physical artifacts, mental archaeology and socio-/geographical landscapes of early medieval minds, places, connections and/or neighbourhoods?
Vol. 2.1: Comparisons and Correlations
Publisher: punctum books
Author: Consumers' Association
Category: Great Britain
Author: Sir Patrick Abercrombie
Category: Cities and towns
Author: Prehistoric Society (London, England),W. G. Clarke
Excavation ahead of redevelopment by London Underground Limited uncovered flint tools and debitage characteristic of the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods and Early Bronze Age. Activity resumed in the Late Bronze Age. A neonate skeleton of Early Iron Age date was recovered from a rubbish pit near a probable roundhouse. Two crouched adult inhumations are atypically early Roman. Two horse burials and a dog skeleton are also of Roman date. Thereafter, occupation ceased until post-medieval times. Overall, the work provides invaluable information relating to the development of the landscape beneath the suburbs of modern east London.
Prehistoric and Roman Activity at Stratford Market Depot, West Ham, London, 1991-1993
Author: Jonathan Hiller,David R. P. Wilkinson,Leigh Allen
Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology Svc
Category: Social Science
Schnitzen - Das Handwerk und die neue Kultur vom Holz
Author: Barn the Barn the Spoon
The Shapwick Project, undertaken between 1989-99 is one of the most detailed studies of a single medieval settlement and its landscape. A principal aim of the project was to examine processes of nucleation, a current hot topic in medieval archaeology. This massive volume represents the final report from the project. It contains sections on methodology, on the various surveys undertaken (historical, architectural, archaeological and ecological), on the excavations themselves and on the finds, both material and environmental. The conclusions chart the development of settlement patterns at Shapwick from prehistory to the present day.
A Rural Landscape Explored
Author: Christopher M. Gerrard,Michael Aston
Publisher: Maney Pub
The Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society
Stemming from the author's doctoral research, this volume assesses the environmental evidence for changes in the subsistence base of prehistoric communities in Britain, from the 5th to the 1st millennium BC. With much regional comparative analysis, Andrew Richmond re-evaluates the concept of the Neolithic as defined by the adoption of agriculture, arguing that it may not have become the mainstay of the economy until an advanced stage of the Neolithic.
the nature of the subsistence base throughout mainland Britain during prehistory
Author: Andrew Richmond
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
Category: Social Science