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At the great crossroads; prehistoric, Roman and medieval discoveries on the Isle of Thanet 1994-95.


At the great crossroads; prehistoric, Roman and medieval discoveries on the Isle of Thanet 1994-95.

Bennett, Paul et al.

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Canterbury archaeological trust occasional paper; no.4


The excavation was conducted by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust and the Trust for Thanet Archaeology as part of a project to widen a road from the Isle of Thanet to east Kent in the extreme southeast of England. One of the most conspicuous features found was a braided trackway apparently following a route similar to the modern highway. Apparently of prehistoric origins, it influenced settlement patterns during the Roman occupation and probably survived into the Middle Ages as the English Dunstrete, "street over the down." Other finds described include prehistoric pottery, charred plant remains from the Roman period, Anglo-Saxon graves, and Medieval buildings. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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