The Later Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Bishopstone: A Downland Manor in the Making (CBA Research Report) pdf epub fb2

The Later Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Bishopstone: A Downland Manor in the Making (CBA Research Report) by Gabor Thomas pdf epub fb2

The Later Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Bishopstone: A Downland Manor in the Making (CBA Research Report) Author: Gabor Thomas
Title: The Later Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Bishopstone: A Downland Manor in the Making (CBA Research Report)
ISBN: 1902771834
ISBN13: 978-1902771830
Other Formats: lit azw azw docx
Pages: 270 pages
Publisher: Council for British Archaeology (December 31, 2010)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1497 kb
Size EPUB version: 1900 kb
Subcategory: Europe




Well known for the Early Anglo-Saxon settlement previously excavated on Rookery Hill and its impressive pre-Conquest church, Bishopstone has entered archaeological orthodoxy as a classic example of a 'Middle Saxon Shift'. This volume reports on the excavations from 2002 to 2005 designed to investigate this transition, with the focus on the origins of Bishopstone village. Excavations adjacent to St Andrews churchyard revealed a dense swathe of later Anglo-Saxon (8th- to late 10th-/early 11th-century) habitation, including a planned complex of timber halls, and a unique cellared tower. The occupation encroached upon a pre-Conquest cemetery of 43 inhumations.