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The papers in this volume were presented at a conference held in London in February 1997; their theme is the contribution of the sciences to archaeology. Each paper includes an element of reporting and review but more importantly helps set an agenda for the future by identifying archaeological questions that existing scientific techniques or refinements of them have the potential to answer in the short to medium term. The papers are grouped into four broad chronological periods from the Palaeolithic through later prehistory to Roman and medieval and later times. However the authors were encouraged to draw examples from other periods where this led to better overall coverage and as the concluding remarks show there were many recurring themes that cut across the conventional period divisions. Paperback 246pp PUB DATE January 1998

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Hillforts

"A detailed archaeological landscape survey that like all the best pieces of detective work investigates hillforts with the combined precision of the microscope and the ability to stand back and view the bigger picture...."


 
 

Guidebook: Stonehenge. Japanese

"Today visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony of burial and of celebration. The first Stonehenge..."


 
 

Guidebook: Boscobel House

"Boscobel House was a woodland lodge built by John Giffard a local landowner in the early 17th century. It played a brief but important role in English history when the future Charles II hid at Boscobel after his..."


 
 

Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830

"First published in 1993 this is a fully revised and newly illustrated guide to the architecture of the British Isles during the reigns of the first four Georges (1714-1830). The term Georgian suggests a dignified..."


 
 

Guidebook: Audley End

"‘The rooms are high and hung with beautiful tapestries: the beds amply decorated with golden velvet and silk bed hangings and covers.’From the account of the visit of Johann Ernst Duke of Saxe-Weimar..."


 
 

Ancoats

"First hailed as a wonder of the new industrial world to later 19th-century commentators the name Ancoats became synonymous with dark satanic mills and urban poverty. This book intends to raise awareness of the wide..."


 
 

Guidebook: Thornton Abbey

"Founded by the powerful magnate William le Gros in 1139 Thornton Abbey became one of the richest Augustinian monasteries in England. Its splendid 14th century gatehouse reflects its enormous wealth and stands as..."


 
 

Yeavering

"This volume – originally published in 1977 and long out-of-print but still in demand – describes the excavation of a site near Wooler in Northumberland which is identified with the place called Ad Gefrin..."


 
 

Housesteads Roman Fort - the Grandest Station

"'Housesteads is one of the most important forts on Hadrian's Wall. Extensive excavations were carried out between 1874 and 1981 by Newcastle University. Combining the results with those of excavations done..."


 
 

Guidebook: Carlisle Castle

"Glowering over the city Carlisle Castle is built on the site of a Roman fort at a crucial location where roads to Scotland and across northern England meet. A military base for some 900 years it was the last castle..."


 
 

Measured and Drawn

"'Measured and Drawn sets out to show how through working closely with historians conservators and archaeologists optimum documentation can be achieved by metric survey. It explains how the balance between precision..."


 
 

Berwick-upon-Tweed

"Nikolaus Pevsner described Berwick-upon-Tweed as one of the most exciting towns in England a place where an absorbing historical tale can still be read in the dense fabric of its old streets and buildings. It attracts..."


 
 

English Heritage Historical Review - Volume 3

"The journal focuses on discoveries from English Heritage properties including landscapes structures and their contents. It demonstrates English Heritage's commitment to providing new historical interpretations..."


 
 

The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley & Austin

"One of England's greatest Victorian architectural practices was based not in London but in the relatively quiet town of Lancaster. For just over a century the leading practice in the area was that of Sharpe..."


 
 

The English Seaside

"There is a powerful sense of place at the seaside. You know what to expect. Fishing villages usually have a pier boats lobster pots and masses of seagulls while resort towns have esplanades piers grand hotels and..."





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