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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

The Roman to Medieval Transition in the Region of South Cadbury Castle, Somerset

£33.00
Author:
John Edward Davey
Publication Year:
2005
Language:
English
Paperback:
156pp. Includes 72 figures, maps, plans, tables, drawings and photographs
ISBN 10:
1841718785
ISBN:
9781841718781
BAR number:
B399
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This work is an examination of the transitional period spanning the end of Roman Britain and the beginning of the medieval period, in a small region centred on South Cadbury Castle, Somerset, England. It aims to set this well-known post-Roman settlement in its proper landscape and regional context through a landscape archaeological survey of the, previously poorly studied, hinterlands. Through this method the study moves towards a better understanding of the socio-economic processes effecting social and political change from the 3rd to 10th centuries AD. A multi-disciplinary approach is employed involving cartographic and documentary evidence; extensive geophysical survey and sample excavation revealed a remarkable continuity of land division in the rural landscape from the late prehistoric period to the modern day.