Archaeological Reports

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1. Artefacts and Society 

£41 inc. p + p.

The book is part of an integrated series of studies of Winchester’s archaeology, based on a series of excavations that were carried out on the defences and in the historic suburbs in the 1970s and early 1980s. It includes as introduction brief descriptions of the sites and their context within the changing history and archaeology of the city, followed by an examination of nearly 3,000 catalogued objects according to the manner of their use. The last part offers synthesis and discussion. Product of more than 20 years of painstaking collaborative research, it incorporates contributions by Martin Allen, Hilary Cool, John Davies, David Hinton, Robert Kenyon and many others.

433pp, 215 figures and plates.


2. Feeding a Roman Town

£21.50 inc. p + p.

This book is part of an integrated series of studies of Winchester's archaeology, based on excavations carried out in the 1970s and early 1980s. It incorporates a report on a large sample of animal remains from the defences and the historic suburbs, which has benefited particularly from the main author's knowledge of the relationships between the town and the local rural hinterland in the supply of meat and other animal products. In addition, this section offers a substantial synthesis of how towns throughout Britain were provisioned, and the implications for our understanding of the Romano-British economy and society.

Other reports consider smaller samples, of animal bones, mollusca and plant remains, which may be less representative of the town as a whole, but which nevertheless offer fascinating snapshots of particular times and places. Throughout, description and discussion are underpinned by illustrations and the presentation of quantified data in the form of tables and charts. Essential reading for all those interested in the analysis of the animals, plants and the environment of a Roman town, as well as being of value for the study of the history and archaeology of Hampshire, the volume incorporates specialist contributions by John Bradfield, Andrea Bullock, Jennie Coy, Victoria Ford, Frank Green, Julie Pfeiffer and Ken Thomas.

405pp, 381 photographic plates and figures, quantification tables and charts

3. Food Craft and Status in Medieval Winchester 

£19.75 inc. p + p.

The book is part of an integrated series of studies of Winchester’s archaeology, based on excavations carried out on the defences and in the historic suburbs in the 1970s and early 980s. It incorporates reports on large collections of animal bone, as well as a chapter on plant remains and some information from mollusca. Consideration of Winchester’s medieval economy and society through time and in relation to other towns and settlements - the food, craft and status of the title - is also offered as a synthesis of all of the evidence.

Throughout, discussion is supported by the presentation of quantified data, and the question of how far individual assemblages represent a whole time period, site, area, or settlement is a constant theme. The book sheds new light on the management of the animal and plant resources in and around one of England’s foremost cities, and incorporates specialist contributions by Jennifer Bourdillon, Kate Clark, Jennie Coy, Frank Green, Dale Serjeantson, Pippa Smith and Ken Thomas.

276pp, 301 photographic plates and figures, quantification tables and charts


4. Oram’s Arbour - The Iron Age Enclosure at Winchester Volume 1: Investigations 1950 – 1999

£14.00 inc. p + p.

It is well known that Winchester is an important historic town, whose archaeology dates back to the Roman period. The existence of an Iron Age predecessor, a huge 20 hectare area enclosed by a massive bank and ditch, perched on the western slope overlooking the valley of the River Itchen is less well appreciated, as its remains are now completely buried under the modern city. Since the 1950s, a long series of excavations and observations have illuminated the character of the Iron Age settlement, which has come to be known as the Oram’s Arbour Enclosure. This book describes in detail the excavations carried out in northern and western parts of the town between 1971 and 1986, and offers a gazetteer of all known prehistoric sites in Winchester. By K.E. Qualmann, H. Rees, G.D. Scobie & R. Whinney.

103 pages, fully illustrated with 39 figures, 9 photographic plates and 31 tables.

5. Roman Cemeteries and Suburbs of Winchester - Excavations 1971 – 1986.

£40 inc. p + p.

The book is part of an integrated series of studies of Winchester’s archaeology based on excavations carried out in the historic suburbs mainly in the 1970s and early 1980s. Cemetery and settlement in the northern, western and eastern suburbs of Roman Winchester are described, including specialist reports on the human remains and a
gazetteer of Roman sites in the suburbs. By P J Ottaway, K E Qualmann, H Rees, and G D Scobie.

399 pages, 139 figures, 150 plates and 75 tables.

6. Custom and Ceramics

£3.00 inc. p + p

Essays presented to Kenneth Barton as a tribute to his work in the field of ceramic studies.  They reflect the breadth of his interests in medieval and post-medieval pottery: from the initial recognition and classification of types and wares, to the study of function, distrubution and marketing, the identification of sources and means of production, and the problem of dating.

184 pages, illustrated with maps, tables and diagrams.

Winchester Excavations, 1949-1960, Vol. 1

£3.00 inc. p + p.

The classic blue volume, featuring detailed reports on excavations on the site of the George Hotel (today the site of Barclay's Bank) and the centre of town.  

Winchester Excavations, 1949-1960, Vol. 2

£5.00 inc. p + p.

The classic green volume, featuring reports on excavations in the suburbs and western parts of town, including Hyde, Highcliffe, Winnall and the Westgate area.