Early and Middle Saxon Rural Settlement in the London Region

Early and Middle Saxon Rural Settlement in the London Region

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Until now the evidence for London's Early and Middle Saxon rural settlement and economy has received scant attention. This monograph provides a long-awaited overview of the subject, drawing on the results of six decades of archaeological fieldwork since the war, in addition to historical and place-name evidence. Some of the material has been published before and will be familiar to the reader, but much of it has only been available as site archives or unpublished reports, and at best briefly summarised as notes in excavation round-ups. This synthesis therefore forms an indispensible guide to researchers. The first part focuses on twenty-six sites and six fish traps across the region, followed by thematic sections on a range of topics, and then a final section on the pottery finds.The main focus of the earliest Saxon settlement in the London area also appears to be in or close to the Thames valley. ... The islands and channels at Kingston were exploited from the 5 th century AD onwards (Hawkins et al 2002). ... by PCA at Parnell Road and Bow Road, Old Ford (site codes PNL98, LFW01; Maloney 1999, 27; C Jarrett, pers comm). ... which have been dated by radiocarbon assay to the Middle Saxon period (Table 73; Maloney 2003, 49; Gaimster and Bradleyanbsp;...

Title:Early and Middle Saxon Rural Settlement in the London Region
Author: Robert Cowie, Lyn Blackmore
Publisher:Museum of London Archaeology Svc - 2008

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