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Title Roman Nantwich : a salt-making settlement : excavations at Kingsley Fields 2002 / [edited by] Peter Arrowsmith, David Power
Imprint Oxford, England : Archaeopress, 2012
book jacket
 傅{21426  WX DA90 B223  v.557    AVAILABLE    30530001228808
Descript iii, 197 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Series BAR British series ; 557
BAR British series ; 557
Note "In 2002 the fullest evidence so far recovered for the Roman settlement at Nantwich, a historic salt-producing centre in Cheshire, was revealed by an excavation carried out at Kingsley Fields, on the west side of the town, ahead of a housing development. This uncovered a previously unknown Roman road, linking the settlement at Nantwich to the main road network, and, positioned along this, evidence for the collection and storage of brine and the production of salt, together with buildings, enclosures, a well, and a small number of cremation burials. Waterlogged conditions meant that organic remains, including structural timbers, were well preserved on the site. These included the two finest examples of timber-built brine tanks excavated from Roman Britain. Their fills contained an exceptional assemblage of finds, including metalwork, wooden objects, and animal bones, which appear to indicate ritual deposition."--Summary, p. iii
System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Adobe Acrobat reader
Accompanying CD-ROM contains PDF files, as appendixes keyed to book chapters, with additional data
Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-197)
Introduction / Peter Connelly & David Power -- Background to the excavation / Peter Connelly & David Power -- The excavation / Peter Arrowsmith ... [et al.] -- Coarse pottery / Philip Mills with Jeremy Evans -- Samian ware / Felicity C. Wild -- Coins / David Shotter -- Small finds and vessel glass / H.E.M. Cool -- Cremated remains / Jacqueline I. McKinley with contributions by Catherine Barnett & Ruth Pelling -- Leather / Quita Mould -- Wooden objects / Peter Arrowsmith & Steven Bellshaw -- Quernstones / John Cruse -- Architectural and altar fragments / Peter Arrowsmith -- Fired clay and briquetage / Cynthia Poole -- Industrial debris / Mark Adams -- Brick and tile / Jeff Speakman -- Structural timbers / Peter Arrowsmith, Michael Nevell & David Power -- Dendrochronological samples of structural timbers / Ian Tyers -- Plant macrofossils, wood, diatoms, faunal remains and insect analysis / Charlotte O'Brien ... [et al.] -- Conclusion / Peter Arrowsmith & David Power -- Appendix A. Kingsley Cottage, Red Lion Lane, Nantwich : a note on the evaluation in 2003 / Peter Arrowsmith -- Appendix B. St. Anne's Lane, Nantwich : a note on the excavations by Gifford in 2006 / Michael Nevell
Subject Nantwich (England) -- Antiquities, Roman
Excavations (Archaeology) -- England -- Nantwich
Salt industry and trade -- England -- Nantwich -- History -- To 1500
Romans -- England -- Nantwich
Alt Author Arrowsmith, Peter
Power, David
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