Prehistoric, Romano-British and Medieval Settlement in Lowland North West England

Archaeological Excavations along the A5300 Road Corridor in Merseyside

Ronald W. Cowell and Robert A. Philpott

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ISBN: 9781902700090

Publication: February 1, 2013

Series: National Museums Liverpool

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In 1993, the construction of the A5300 road provided the opportunity for archaeologists from Liverpool Museum to investigate a corridor of land through the townships of Tarbock, Ditton and Halewood, Merseyside. The first part of this book provides detailed accounts of the resulting excavations at three Mesolithic sites, a late prehistoric double-ditched enclosure and two Romano-British and medieval farmsteads. These have produced valuable evidence for wider regional research, particularly for the nature of Romano-British settlement. The late prehistoric settlement is an important addition to the meagre number of such sites in the region, while artefact studies make a significant contribution to an understanding of prehistoric hunter-gatherer settlement patterns and medieval pottery use. The second part of the book draws on this new evidence to provide in-depth regional accounts of current research and theories on settlement and land use for these periods.

Ron Cowell BA Hons MIfA (Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology, National Museums Liverpool) has researched the prehistory of north-west England since 1983. He has undertaken extensive fieldwalking surveys, excavations at Mesolithic sites throughout Merseyside and in the Pennines, and directed a long term research and teaching excavation on an important multi-period site at Lathom, West Lancashire. His specialist interests are wetland and coastal archaeology and prehistoric stone tool analysis.

1. Introduction 2. Ditton Brook, Ditton 3. Brook House Farm, Halewood 4. Ochre Brook, Tarbock 5. Brunt Boggart, Tarbock 6. The Early Prehistoric Period in Southern Merseyside 7. The Late Prehistoric Period in Northern Merseyside 8. The Romano-British Sites in their Regional Context 9. The Medieval Settlement in its Landscape Context 10. Conclusions: Significance and Research Implications Glossary of terms used in the text Botanical terms References Abbreviations Index

Format: Paperback

Size: 297 x 210 mm

252 Pages

ISBN: 9781902700090

Publication: February 1, 2013

Series: National Museums Liverpool

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