Excavation of the Iron Age, Roman and Medieval settlement at Gorhambury, St Albans

BookExcavation of the Iron Age, Roman and Medieval settlement at Gorhambury, St Albans

Excavation of the Iron Age, Roman and Medieval settlement at Gorhambury, St Albans

Archaeological Reports, 14

2013

January 15th, 2013

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Gorhambury, just north of Verulamium, was the site of a substantial Roman villa complex which was excavated between 1972 and 1982 as part of a programme designed to test the interrelationships between villa sites in the Verulamium area and to examine trends in their growth, decline and prosperity. The villa was found to have grown out of a settlement belonging to the late Iron Age. A series of ditches of this phase enclosed an aisled barn, a nine-post granary and a circular house; these were the beginnings of a sequence of structures on the same spot which show increasing signs of Roman influence, all of which lay within the limits of the farmstead established at this early period. Timber buildings of the first half of the first century were followed around AD100, by a small but luxurious villa, rebuilt in the late second century, and thereafter in a gradual decline until its apparent abandonment around AD 350. Work on virtually the whole of the farmstead area has enabled a full sequence of plans of the main houses and all the ancillary structures - including barns, subsidiary housing and bath-houses - to be presented in the report. The catalogue of finds is an attempt to show the full range of material recovered from this working farmstead.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Front cover1
Prelims2
Half title2
Title page3
Contents4
List of illustrations6
Acknowledgements9
Chapter 1 – Introduction10
Chapter 2 – The excavations16
Chapter 3 – The coins114
Chapter 4 – The artefacts other than coins, pottery and glass vessels122
Chapter 5 – Interior decoration178
Chapter 6 – The pottery184
Chapter 7 – The glass210
Chapter 8 – The mammal, bird and fish bones214
Chapter 9 – The mollusc and seed remains222
Chapter 10 – The flints227
Endmatter231
Appendix 1231
Appendix 2232
Appendix 3234
Appendix 4239
Appendix 5242
Summary/Résumé245
Bibliography247
Index250
Fig 1256
Fig 40257
Figs 42 & 43258
Fig 67259
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Figs 88 & 89261
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