Eastern Dumfriesshire

Author: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Publisher:
ISBN: 0114958599
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Archaeological surveying


Solway Country

Author: Allen J. Scott
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443871402
Release Date: 2014-11-19
Genre: Social Science

The Solway Country – the lands surrounding the inner Solway Firth – constitutes one of the many small regional worlds of the British Isles that are remarkable for the ways in which their landscapes evoke a powerful sense of territorial identity rooted not only in their physical appeal, but also in the richness and distinctiveness of their human history and geography. The Solway Country is an archetypical but hitherto little known exemplar of places like these. This book captures the spirit and substance of the Solway Country’s allure by means of a series of layered narratives dealing with its natural milieu, its past social and political turmoil, its changing forms of rural and agrarian life, and its responses to the industrial and urban forces that were unleashed in Britain after the eighteenth century. The Solway Country has the added charm of being partly in England and partly in Scotland, so that its personality partakes of elements of both. At the same time, the region exhibits a composite geographic unity derived from the central physical feature of the Solway Firth itself and from the many common aspects of local life and livelihood that have left deep imprints on the landscape. This unity is expressed symbolically in the peculiar hybrid culture of ballads and songs that emerged alongside the theft, murder, and mayhem that raged in the Anglo-Scottish marchlands in the days of the border reivers.

Reflections 50 Years of Medieval Archaeology 1957 2007 No 30

Author: Roberta Gilchrist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351551885
Release Date: 2018-12-13
Genre: Social Science

This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Society for Medieval Archaeology (established in 1957), presenting reflections on the history, development and future prospects of the discipline. The papers are drawn from a series of conferences and workshops that took place in 2007-08, in addition to a number of contributions that were commissioned especially for the volume. They range from personal commentaries on the history of the Society and the growth of the subject (see papers by David Wilson and Rosemary Cramp), to historiographical, regional and thematic overviews of major trends in the evolution and current practice of medieval archaeology. All the publications are fully refereed with the aim of publishing at the highest academic level reports on sites of national and international importance, and of encouraging the widest debate. The series’ objectives are to cover the broadest chronological and geographical range and to assemble a series of volumes which reflect the changing intellectual and technical scope of the discipline.

The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

Author: Christopher Gerrard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191062117
Release Date: 2018-01-11
Genre: Social Science

The Middle Ages are all around us in Britain. The Tower of London and the castles of Scotland and Wales are mainstays of cultural tourism and an inspiring cross-section of later medieval finds can now be seen on display in museums across England, Scotland, and Wales. Medieval institutions from Parliament and monarchy to universities are familiar to us and we come into contact with the later Middle Ages every day when we drive through a village or town, look up at the castle on the hill, visit a local church or wonder about the earthworks in the fields we see from the window of a train. The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain provides an overview of the archaeology of the later Middle Ages in Britain between AD 1066 and 1550. 61 entries, divided into 10 thematic sections, cover topics ranging from later medieval objects, human remains, archaeological science, standing buildings, and sites such as castles and monasteries, to the well-preserved relict landscapes which still survive. This is a rich and exciting period of the past and most of what we have learnt about the material culture of our medieval past has been discovered in the past two generations. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and describes the major projects and concepts that are changing our understanding of our medieval heritage.

Aerial Photography and Archaeology 2003

Author: Jean Bourgeois
Publisher: Academia Press
ISBN: 9038207824
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

This publication contains the selected proceedings of a conference devoted to the history of aerial photography (Ghent, 2003).

Domination and Lordship

Author: Richard Oram
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748687688
Release Date: 2011-02-21
Genre: History

This book discussed the processes by which the Gaelic kingdom of Alba established its mastery over the lesser kingdoms of northern mainland Britain and transformed itself into a state recognisable as Scotland.

Church archaeology

Author: John Blair
Publisher: Not Avail
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020591322
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Architecture


Northern Pasts

Author: Jan G. Harding
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015042646540
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Social Science

These fourteen papers are taken from a conference held in Newcastle in 1998, focusing on the state of research in the prehistory of Northern England and Southern Scotland. Contents: Patterns in later Prehistory (Jan Harding); Towards a new prehistory for central Britain (Paul Frodsham); The Neolithic that never happened? (Clive Waddington); Wety Drybridge (Kenneth Brophy); Prehistoric cairnfields in Northumberland (Robert Johnston); Later prehistoric settlement in the northern uplands (Robert Young); Iron Age landscape in lowland East Yorkshire (Peter Halkon & Martin Millett); Recent research in the central Tweed Valley (Alicia Wise); Later Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in North-east England (Blaise Vyner); Neolithic and Bronze Age in the lowlands of North West England (Ron Cowell); Prehistoric settlement in northern Cumbria (Mike McCarthy); Iron Age in the southern Pennines (Bill Bevan); Later prehistoric settlement in west central Scotland (Derek Alexander); Site morphology and regional variation in south-west Scotland

Landschaft konstruieren

Author: Astrid Zimmermann
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 3034607377
Release Date: 2011
Genre:

Landschaft konstruieren ist ein systematisch gegliedertes Grundlagenwerk zur technisch-konstruktiven Freiraumplanung mit allen relevanten Themen von den gangigen Materialien und Oberflachen uber die Konstruktion von Freiraumelementen bis hin zur Pflanzenverwendung. Ziel ist die fachgerechte Ausfuhrungsplanung durch Landschaftsarchitekten und Architekten sowie die fundierte Vorbereitung von Ausschreibungen."

Northern Pasts

Author: Jan G. Harding
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015042646540
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Social Science

These fourteen papers are taken from a conference held in Newcastle in 1998, focusing on the state of research in the prehistory of Northern England and Southern Scotland. Contents: Patterns in later Prehistory (Jan Harding); Towards a new prehistory for central Britain (Paul Frodsham); The Neolithic that never happened? (Clive Waddington); Wety Drybridge (Kenneth Brophy); Prehistoric cairnfields in Northumberland (Robert Johnston); Later prehistoric settlement in the northern uplands (Robert Young); Iron Age landscape in lowland East Yorkshire (Peter Halkon & Martin Millett); Recent research in the central Tweed Valley (Alicia Wise); Later Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in North-east England (Blaise Vyner); Neolithic and Bronze Age in the lowlands of North West England (Ron Cowell); Prehistoric settlement in northern Cumbria (Mike McCarthy); Iron Age in the southern Pennines (Bill Bevan); Later prehistoric settlement in west central Scotland (Derek Alexander); Site morphology and regional variation in south-west Scotland

Die Schilde der Bronzezeit in Nord West und Zentraleuropa

Author: Marion Uckelmann
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
ISBN: 3515103783
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

English Description: After a new record of the pieces in the original, the 101 previously known shields of the Bronze Age in Northern, Western and Central Europe are introduced. 85 of these are bronze plate, five are from either wood or leather material with a bronze plate hanger and ten are organic shields with a bronze trim. After a detailed study of the types of structured shields and the circumstances of their discovery, their dating and their dispersion, this volume focuses on the interpretation and of this corpus of shields as well as an analysis of their function. This was based on a close examination of the technical characteristics and new analysis of metal alloys and metallographic examinations. The volume draws comparisons between contemporaneous accounts from other parts of Europe as well as exemplary pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, the Near East and Egypt. Finally, the role of the shields and other Bronze Age weapons (armor, helmets, greaves) in Bronze Age battles is investigated. German Description: Vorgestellt werden die 101 bisher bekannten Schilde der Bronzezeit in Nord-, West- und Zentraleuropa, zumeist nach einer Neuaufnahme der Stucke im Original; 85 von ihnen sind aus Bronzeblech, funf aus Holz oder Leder gefertigt, hinzukommen ein bronzener Schildaufhanger und zehn organische Schilde mit Bronzebesatz. Nach einer detaillierten Untersuchung der in Typen gegliederten Schilde hinsichtlich Fundumstanden, Datierung und Verbreitung richtet sich das Augenmerk auf die Interpretation und Funktionsdeutung der Schildfunde: Diese erfolgte anhand einer genauen Untersuchung der technischen Merkmale und der Herstellung mit neu veranlassten Legierungsanalysen und metallographischen Untersuchungen. Der Band zieht zum Vergleich zeitgleiche Darstellungen aus weiteren Teilen Europas sowie exemplarisch Stucke aus dem ostlichen Mittelmeer, dem Vorderen Orient und Agypten hinzu. Schliesslich wird die Rolle der Schilde in der bronzezeitlichen Kampfesweise aufgezeigt, wobei auch weitere bronzene Schutzwaffen (bronzezeitliche Panzer, Helme und Beinschienen) naher untersucht werden.

Einf hrung in die Arch ometrie

Author: Günther A. Wagner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783540719373
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Science

Archäometrie befasst sich mit der Entwicklung und Anwendung naturwissenschaftlicher Methoden und Konzepte zur Lösung archäologischer Fragestellungen. Damit forscht sie an der Schnittstelle zwischen Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften. Archäologen, Physiker, Chemiker, Bio- und Geowissenschaftler geben hier einen Überblick über den heutigen Stand der vielfältigen archäometrischen Ansätze: Grundlagen, Fallbeispiele und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten. Die Themen: Materialanalytik, Datierung, geophysikalische Prospektion, Archäometallurgie, Molekulargenetik, geoarchäologische Umweltrekonstruktion und die Kulturentwicklung durch den Klimawandel.