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Becoming Roman in North East Lincolnshire

Excavation and survey along the A160/A180 Port of Immingham Improvement Scheme

Nigel Andrew Cavanagh
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244 pages, Illustrated throughout in black & white, and colour.


This volume presents the results of archaeological investigations and mitigation undertaken along the route of the proposed A160/A180 Port of Immingham Road improvement scheme in 2015. Three major sites were identified along the route, with significant archaeological finds dating from the Bronze Age to the Anglo-Saxon periods. The bulk of the archaeological evidence related to late Iron Age and Roman-British settlements at three sites; Brocklesby Interchange, Rosper Road and Habrough Junction. The nature of these sites is examined and discussed, and their differing fortunes after the Roman Conquest are analysed to highlight issues of regional continuity and change within this dynamic period. Finally, a detailed discussion of the material culture provides an important corpus of new information for this region, in particular adding considerably to our current understanding of economic activities and ceramic supply in the north-eastern Lincolnshire area and the Humber region in general.


Dr Nigel Andrew Cavanagh studied at the University of Sheffield and has worked in professional archaeology since 1998. He is currently a project manager at Network Archaeology Ltd.


‘As far as the transition from late Iron Age to a more overtly Roman cultural footprint, as well as the nature of sub and post Roman activity, the results of this investigation are of enormous value going well beyond the Lincolnshire area. This is an excellent synthesis and presentation of a significant piece of archaeological investigation, published in very good time.’ Dr Miles Russell, University of Bournemouth

‘This well-assembled report details extensive evidence for later Prehistoric and Roman settlement and use of the landscape in north-eastern Lincolnshire; as such it represents a major contribution to knowledge, for an area where little has been known hitherto for this era.’ Dr Steve Willis, University of Kent

Table of Contents (B685_Cavanagh_9781407361352_-_toc.pdf, 286 Kb) [Download]

Introduction (B685_Cavanagh_9781407361352_-_intro.pdf, 861 Kb) [Download]