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Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement at Crick Covert Farm : Northhamptonshire Excavations 1997-1998

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This volume is the first of two reports on archaeological excavations undertaken ahead of the eastern expansion of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) which lies in the northern watershed region of Northamptonshire at its border with Warwickshire. The excavations, covering 178 hectares, recorded one of the most extensive Iron Age farming settlements yet discovered in the British Isles. It comprised at least five individual sites of house clusters and enclosures, spread around the rim of a shallow valley overlooking around 100 hectares of open pasture. At its peak between 400 BC and 100 BC the settlement would have contained up to 100 circular buildings. Volume 1 describes the excavation of the largest of these individual sites, that at Covert Farm, Crick, excavated by the Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit. From the outset the excavations adopted an innovative approach to examine social themes in Iron Age studies, such as relationships with rubbish, fire and water, and the way life in the settlement may have been experienced by its inhabitants - themes that are presented and discussed in this book.
Number of Pages: 314
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Europe / General, Archaeology
Series Title: Dirft
Format: Paperback
Publisher: David Brown Book Co
Author: Gwilym Hughes & Ann Woodward
Language: English
Street Date: December 16, 2015
TCIN: 50781840
UPC: 9781784912086
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-0500
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