The Danebury Environs Roman Programme (Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph)

The Danebury Environs Roman Programme (Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph)

By: Cynthia Poole (author), Barry Cunliffe (author)Hardback

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From 1997 to 2006 the Danebury Trust, under the direction of Barry Cunliffe, excavated seven sites on the chalk downland of eastern Hampshire to explore the rural settlement of the region in the Roman period. The project was designed to build upon our knowledge of the area following the excavation of the Iron Age hillfort of Danebury and of eight Iron Age settlements in the region. The results of the present project are published in two volumes. Volume 1 offers an overview of the programme together with a series of studies exploring the results in their wider contexts. Volume 2 is presented in seven separate parts each dealing with the results of one specific excavation. The sites covered include the Early Iron Age settlement of Flint Farm, the Early Iron Age and Roman site of Rowbury Farm and the Roman villa establishments at Houghton Down, Grateley South, Fullerton, Thruxton and Dunkirt Barn. Together the sites enliven our understanding of the development of the Iron Age and Roman rural landscape especially corn production and processing, the use of water power for milling, status and Romanness, ancestor cults, lineages and land-holding, and the social implications of the great aisled halls which dominated the Hampshire landscape. The volumes make a major contribution to our understanding of Iron Age and Roman Britain.

About Author

Barry Cunliffe was Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford from 1972 to 2007. He has worked on many of the iconic British excavations including Fishbourne Roman Palace, Danebury Hillfort and Hengistbury Head. He is an authority on the Iron Age and the Celts, and the author of many scholarly and popular publications including The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe, Britain Begins, and The Celts, A Very Short Introduction.


Vol. 1: Overview - by Barry Cunliffe. Vol. 2 Part 1: Houghton Down, Longstock, Hants, 1997; Part 2: Grateley South, Grateley, Hants, 1998 and 1999; Part 3: Fullerton, Hants, 2000 and 2001; Part 4: Thruxton, Hants, 2002; Part 5: Rowbury Farm, Wherwell, Hants, 2003; Part 6: Flint Farm, Goodworth Clatford, Hants, 2004; Part 7: Dunkirt Barn, Abbotts Ann, Hants, 2005 and 2006 - by Barry Cunliffe and Cynthia Poole.

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  • ISBN13: 9781905905119
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1295
  • ID: 9781905905119
  • ISBN10: 1905905114

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