Studies in the Roman and Medieval Archaeology of Exeter: Exeter, A Place in Time Volume II [Hardback]

Stephen Rippon (Editor); Neil Holbrook (Editor)

ISBN: 9781789256192 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Exeter: A Place in Time | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 656p, H297 x W210 (mm) Colour

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Studies in the Roman and Medieval Archaeology of Exeter


This second volume presenting the research carried out through the Exeter: A Place in Time project presents a series of specialist contributions that underpin the general overview published in the first volume. Chapter 2 provides summaries of the excavations carried out within the city of Exeter between 1812 and 2019, while Chapter 3 draws together the evidence for the plan of the legionary fortress and the streets and buildings of the Roman town. Chapter 4 presents the medieval documentary evidence relating to the excavations at three sites in central Exeter (High Street, Trichay Street and Goldsmith Street), with the excavation reports being in Chapter 5-7. Chapter 8 reports on the excavations and documentary research at Rack Street in the south-east quarter of the city. There follows a series of papers covering recent research into the archaeometallurgical debris, dendrochronology, Roman pottery, Roman ceramic building material, Roman querns and millstones, Claudian coins, an overview of the Roman coins from Exeter and Devon, medieval pottery, and the human remains found in a series of medieval cemeteries.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Appendices
List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgements
Foreign Language Summaries
1. Introduction: Studies in the Roman and Medieval Archaeology of Exeter
Stephen Rippon and Neil Holbrook
2. Summaries of the Excavations within the City of Exeter 1812–2019
David Gould, Andrew Pye and Stephen Rippon
3. Roman Exeter: The Fortress Plan and Gazetteers of Evidence for the Street Plans and Stone Buildings
Paul Bidwell and David GouldSection
4. Medieval Documentary Evidence Relating to the High Street, Trichay Street and Goldsmith
Street Excavations
John Allan
5. Excavations at Trichay Street and Pancras Lane, 1972–3
Nicky Garland, John Allan and Neil Holbrook
6. Excavations at Goldsmith Street Area III, 1971–2
Neil Holbrook, John Allan and Jonathan Hart
7. Excavations at 196–7 High Street, 1972–4
John Allan, Nicky Garland and Neil Holbrook
8. Excavations at Rack Street, 1974–5 and 1977–8
Nicky Garland, Neil Holbrook and John Allan
9. The Faunal Remains from Exeter, 1976–1990
Malene Lauritsen
10.Archaeometallurgy: An Assessment of Roman and Medieval Crucibles and Other Possible Metalworking Debris
Carlotta Gardner and David Dungworth
11.Dendrochronology: The Roman and Medieval Timbers from Exeter
Cathy Tyers
12.Pottery Supply in Roman Exeter and the South-West
Paul Bidwell, with contributions by Kamal Badreshany and Roger T. Taylor
13.1 Roman Ceramic Building Material: Introduction
Stephen Rippon and Neil Holbrook
13.2 Roman Brick and Tile Production in Devon
Sara Machin
13.3 An Analysis of the Roman Ceramic Building Material Industry in Devon Using pXRF
Peter Warry
14.The Querns and Millstones of Roman Exeter: Supplying and Feeding the Fortress and Town
Ruth Shaffrey
15.Can Analysis of Claudian Bronze Coins Found at Exeter Usefully Contribute to the Debate for an ‘Earlier’ or ‘Later’ Claudio-Neronian Origin for the Legionary Fortress?
Robert Kenyon
16.The Roman Coins from Exeter and its Hinterland
Andrew Brown and Sam Moorhead
17.The Local, Regional and Other North European Pottery, 900–1550
John Allan, with contributions from Michael Hughes and Roger T. Taylor
18.The South European Pottery, 1250–1550
Alejandra Gutiérrez and Hugo Blake, with contributions from Kamal Badreshany and Michael Hughes
19.Exeter’s Medieval Cemeteries: A Bioarchaeological Analysis
Mandy Kingdom

Reviews & Quotes

"Anyone interested in the history and archaeology of Exeter and the south-west of England will want to have these two substantial volumes on their shelves. ...Volume 2 opens with a summary of all archaeological excavations in Exeter, from 1931 to 2019. Of all the contributions to these volumes, this will probably prove to have the greatest enduring value: anyone who has attempted to research the archaeology of England’s historic towns will know that finding out what has been done and how any reports or archives may be accessed can often be very difficult."
Patrick Ottaway
Medieval Archaeology (05/10/2022)

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