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Longbridge Deverill Cow Down; an early iron age settlement in West Wiltshire.

9781905905256

Longbridge Deverill Cow Down; an early iron age settlement in West Wiltshire.

Ed. by Lisa Brown.

Oxford U.School of Archaeology

2012

301 pages

$60.00

DA670

The editors present a full archeological writeup of four brief excavations performed at Longbridge Deverill Cow Down, Wiltshire--a classical type site of the English Iron Age. The archeologist in charge of the excavations contributes much of the material, in collaboration with others. Photographs, maps, line drawings, graphs abound. In the first chapter, the site is placed in wider archeological context with analysis of land use. An extensive description of the structural remains and excavation methods is followed by a long chapter on pottery finds: their typology and a catalogue of illustrated pottery. After a chapter describing small finds (metal, glass, etc), environment, population and the economy of the site are discussed. The main text concludes with dating and calibration analysis. Several discussions of surveys and scientific analysis are appended. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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