Archaeology in British Towns: From the Emperor Claudius to the Black Death

1st Edition

Patrick Ottaway

Routledge
Published May 30, 1996
Reference - 264 Pages
ISBN 9780415144209 - CAT# RU15050

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Summary

In this authoritative volume, Patrick Ottaway draws on his extensive experience of urban archaeology to show how our conception of the early history of British towns has been radically changed over the last twenty five years.
Based on his day to day involvement in the field, this study highlights some of the most important discoveries and research themes of recent years, showing how long term urban research projects have revealed new information about towns and the lives of their inhabitants.
Well illustrated and highly readable, this volume offers a series of engaging and evocative case studies. It also highlights the work of the urban archaeologist, and the problems inherent in preserving our past, when the interests of archaeology and property development clash.

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