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The sea and the marsh; the medieval Cinque Port of New Romney revealed through archaeological excavations and historical research.

9780954293895

The sea and the marsh; the medieval Cinque Port of New Romney revealed through archaeological excavations and historical research.

Draper, Gillian and Frank Meddens.

Pre-Construct Archaelogy Ltd.

2010

143 pages

$33.95

Paperback

Pre-construct archaeology 10

DA90

This archaeological monograph describes excavations at the small town of New Romney in Kent, England, and relates its findings to the important role that the settlement played as one of the Cinque Ports in medieval maritime history. The Cinque Ports were five English towns along the eastern coast of Kent ans Sussex, the closest points to continental Europe, that had unique status as military outposts and busy trading bases. This volume provides historical background about the town during the medieval period and discusses the eventual decline of the port from ecological changes in the coastal landscape. The main body of the work provides sixty-four figures and eight tables including excavation maps, cross-sections and sketches of artifacts. Meddens is an archeologist and Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians and Draper is a historian and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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