The Archaeology of The Upper City and Adjacent Suburbs (Lincoln Archaeology Studies) pdf epub fb2

The Archaeology of The Upper City and Adjacent Suburbs (Lincoln Archaeology Studies) by Kate Steane pdf epub fb2

The Archaeology of The Upper City and Adjacent Suburbs (Lincoln Archaeology Studies) Author: Kate Steane
Title: The Archaeology of The Upper City and Adjacent Suburbs (Lincoln Archaeology Studies)
ISBN: 1842170651
ISBN13: 978-1842170656
Other Formats: lit mbr doc docx
Pages: 312 pages
Publisher: Oxbow Books (February 20, 2006)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1796 kb
Size EPUB version: 1778 kb
Subcategory: Europe




This volume contains reports on sites excavated in the upper walled city at Lincoln and adjacent suburbs between 1972 and 1987. The project included large-scale excavations which yielded some stunning finds and revealed considerable information about several periods of the city's history. Each site is described in turn, incorporating stratigraphic, artefactual and environmental information, and the common threads are brought together in a general discussion. The excavators found remains of the defences of the Roman fortress, Roman houses, and the legionary headquarters, whose site was subsequently converted into a civic precinct. There were traces of occupation in the Early Saxon period, while the area outside the west gate has produced more pottery of the Mid-Saxon period (c.650-c.850) than any other in the city. Although there was renewed activity from the 10th century, full urbanisation of the upper city may not have happened until the late 11th century. There were already several churches before the Cathedral was begun in 1072, and the sequence of that at St Paul in the Bail is set out in detail. Several smaller excavations provided evidence for industrial activities such as malting, quarrying, and bell casting. Structural and artefactual evidence for the post-medieval period also give a flavour of the local life-style in the 16th-18th centuries. This work forms a companion volume to those on Wigford and the Brayford Pool (LAS 2) and The Lower Walled City (LAS 4).