Neolithic Archaeology in the Intertidal Zone [Paperback]

E. J. Sidell (Author); F. Haughey (Author)

ISBN: 9781842172667 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers | Volume: 8 | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 128p, H242 x W170 (mm) b/w illus

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Neolithic Archaeology in the Intertidal Zone


This volume is based upon a conference which took place in 1999, reflecting the developing interest in intertidal archaeology and concentrating on the Neolithic period, as well as elements of associated Mesolithic and Bronze Age archaeology. Since then, the papers have been revised to include new discoveries and reflect the increasing interest and importance attached to the intertidal zone. All papers have supporting environmental data and radiocarbon dates. The volume has a wide geographical spread and details the work of archaeologists working in fragile and rapidly eroding environments is evaluated: the papers demonstrate the high quality research being undertaken around the British coast to salvage archaeology by record and undertake detailed research to place it in its proper context.

Table of Contents

1. Small fragments of a bigger picture: coastal erosion and the Neolithic in the inner Solway Firth, southwest Scotland (Michael Cressy)
2. Neolithic coastal archaeology and environmetn around Liverpool Bay (Silvia Gonzalez and R.W. Cowell)
3. Wetland-dryland rleationships in the SEvern Estuary and surroundings during the Mesolithic and Neolithic (Martin Bell)
4. The Wootton Quarr Archaeological Survey, Isle of Wight (R.D. Loader)
5. The Neolithic of the present day intertidal zone of Langstone Harbour, Hampshire (Michael J. Allen and Julie Gardiner)
6. London, the backwater of Neolithic Britain? Archaaeological significance of Middle Holocene river and vegetation change in the London Thames (Keith Wilkinson and Jane Sidell)
7. Searching for the Neolithic while it may be found: research in the inter-tidal zone of the London Thames (Fiona Haughey)

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