Living on the Edge: Archaeological Investigations at Steart Point, Somerset [Paperback]

Lorrain Higbee(Author); Lorraine Mepham(Author)

ISBN: 9781874350897 | Published by: Wessex Archaeology | Series: Wessex Archaeology Occasional Paper | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 100p, H11.7 x W8.27, 28 Figures (color and B&W); 17 plates (color and B&W)
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Living on the Edge


A number of significant sites and areas of past human activity and inhabitation from the Iron Age, the Romano-British period, the medieval and early post-medieval periods have been recorded. The results follow broad regional patterns seen in the Severn Estuary Levels, with the more regularly planned farming landscapes and permanent settlement evidence from the Romano-British period onwards, developing from seasonal, episodic exploitation of this resource-rich salt-marsh landscape. It has also highlighted extensive continuities within the Steart Point landscape of land divisions and drainage patterns which have their inception at least as far back as the early medieval period and possibly the Romano-British period.

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