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Pre-Roman and Roman Winchester.
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Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press, 19 -
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v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
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0198131771 (v. 2) :
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Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press, 19 -
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0198131771 (v. 2) :
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Pt. 2. Clarke, G. The Roman cemetery at Lankhills.
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A revision of the author's thesis, London, 1975.
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274571
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The excavation and report on the Lankhills cemetery is something of a landmark. It is a lesson to Roman archaeologists about what they have been missing through neglect of their cemetery sites, and also a lesson to everyone engaged in cemetery-site studies, whatever their period, in how to analyse and present their evidence to maximum advantage .... This model publication will be an indispensable work of reference for many years to come.
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Outside the north gate of Venta Belgarum , Roman Winchester, a great cemetery stretched for 500 yards along the road to Cirencester. Excavations at Lankhills from 1967 to 1972 uncovered 451 graves, many elaborately furnished, at the northern limits of this cemetery, and dating from the fourth century A.D. This book, the second in a two-part study of Venta Belgarum, which forms the third volume of Winchester Studies, describes the excavations of these burials and analyses in detail both the graves and their contents - perhaps the richest single group of fourth century objects yet found in Britain. There are detailed studies and important re-assessments of many categories of object, but it is the information about late Roman burial, religion, and society which is of special interest.
Main Description
Outside the north gate ofVenta Belgarum , Roman Winchester, a great cementary stretched for 500 yards along the road to Cirencester. Excavations at Lankhills from 1967 to 1972 uncovered 451 graves, many elaborately furnished, at the northern limits of this cemetery, and dating from the fourthcentury A.D. This book, the second in a two-part study of iVenta Belgarum, which forms the third volume of Winchester Studies, describes the excavations of these burials and analyses in detail both the graves and their contents - perhaps the richest single group of fourth century objects yet foundin Britain. There are detailed studies and important re-assessments of many categories of object, but it is the information about late Roman burial, religion, and society which is of special interest.
Main Description
Outside the north gate ofVenta Belgarum, Roman Winchester, a great cemetery stretched for 500 yards along the road to Cirencester. Excavations at Lankhills from 1967 to 1972 uncovered 451 graves, many elaborately furnished, at the northern limits of this cemetery, and dating from the fourth century A.D. This book, the second in a two-part study ofVenta Belgarum, which forms the third volume of Winchester Studies, describes the excavations of these burials and analyses in detail both the graves and their contents - perhaps the richest single group of fourth century objects yet found in Britain. There are detailed studies and important re-assessments of many categories of object, but it is the information about late Roman burial, religion, and society which is of special interest.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. v
Author's Prefacep. vii
List of Figuresp. xvii
List of Abbreviationsp. xxiii
Introductionp. li
Circumstances of Excavationp. 1
The Excavationp. 1
Archaeological Backgroundp. 4
General Character of the Excavationp. 12
The Gravesp. 14
Other Featuresp. 96
Analysisp. 111
Introductionp. 111
Chronologyp. 113
Age and Sexp. 123
Cremationsp. 128
Inhumations: The Gravep. 131
Inhumations: The Grave-Furniturep. 145
Cemetery Organisationp. 183
Introductionp. 201
The Findsp. 201
Coinsp. 202
Pewter Vesselsp. 206
Glass Vesselsp. 209
Pottery Vesselsp. 221
Animal Remainsp. 239
Equipmentp. 246
Cross-Bow Broochesp. 257
Belts and Belt-Fittingsp. 264
Beads and Necklacesp. 292
Braceletsp. 301
Other Personal Ornamentsp. 315
Hobnails and Footwearp. 322
Miscellaneous Objectsp. 326
Textile Remainsp. 329
Coffin-Nails, Coffin-Fittings, and Coffinsp. 332
Human Skeletons: Preliminary Reportsp. 342
Economic Conclusionsp. 345
Late Romano-British Burial Practicep. 347
Discussionp. 347
Foreign Elementsp. 377
Religionp. 404
Concordancesp. 434
Addendap. 451
Index of Sitesp. 517
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