Celebrating the rich heritage of archaeology and of archaeological research in Hertfordshire, the 15 papers collected in this work focus on various aspects of the region, including the Neolithic to the post-Medieval periods, and include a report on the important excavations at the formative henge at Norton. Several chapters focus new attention on the Iron Age and Roman periods, both from a landscape perspective and through detailed studies of artefacts, while a discussion of the rare early Saxon material recently excavated at Watton at Stone makes a vital contribution to the existing corpus of knowledge about this little-understood period. All of the papers in the volume focus on the local scene with an understanding of wider issues in each period and as a result, the papers are of importance beyond the boundaries of the county and will be of interest to scholars with wide-ranging interests.
Kris Lockyear is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology at University College, London where he also gained his doctorate.
1 Archaeology in Hertfordshire by Kris Lockyear2 The Welwyn Archaeological Society 1960-1998: a personal history by Merle Rook+ and Kris Lockyear3 A nice place to live: settlement and landscape in Hertfordshire from 1500 BC to 300 BC by Stewart Bryant4 The Baldock Bowl: an exceptional prehistoric landscape on the edge of the Chilterns by Keith J. Fitzpatrick-Matthews5 Burials, ditches and deities: defining the boundaries of Iron Age and Romano-British Baldock by Gil Burleigh6 When was the Roman conquest in Hertfordshire? by Isobel Thompson7 A survey of Roman coin finds from Hertfordshire by Sam Moorhead8 Archaeology and the Roman coin hoards of Hertfordshire by Dave Wythe9 The Iron Age and Roman site at Broom Hall Farm, Watton-at-Stone: a preliminary report by Kris Lockyear10 'Out of town and on the edge?': evaluating recent evidence for Romanisation within the Verulamium region by Simon West11 Prehistoric pits and an Anglo-Saxon hill-top cremation cemetery at Station Road, Watton-at-Stone by Peter Boyer, Katie Anderson, Tom Woolhouse, Barry Bishop and Berni Sudds, with contributions from Nina Crummy and Dr Jean-Luc Schwenninger12 Hertfordshire hundreds: names and places by John Baker13 The fields of Hertfordshire: archaeological, documentary and topographic investigations by Tom Williamson14 Pollards: living archaeology by Anne Rowe15 Dig where we stand by Sarah Dhanjal, Andrew Flinn, Kris Lockyear and Gabriel Moshenska