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Waterfront Archaeology: Proceedings of the third international conference on waterfront archaeology held at Bristol, 23-26 September 1988

G L Good, R H Jones and M W Ponsford (editors)

CBA Research Report No 74 (1991)

ISBN 1 872414 05 2


Title page of report 74

If there was any doubt of the importance of water-front archaeology, this was soon dispelled by the consensus reached at this conference. It was agreed that its main function, as always, was to provide an on-going academic forum by bringing together those involved in current research in any relevant branch of scientific and historical studies, including settlement archaeologists of all periods, nautical archaeologists, artefact researchers, dendrochronologists, historical geographers, environmental archaeologists, other scientists, and anyone interested in the study of the interface between the sea and ships on the one hand, and the shore and waterfronts on the other.

The Bristol conference saw the presentation of 22 papers on the accustomed wide variety of themes. Would-be contributors had been urged to consider aspects either not previously covered in detail or needing further exposure, particularly the effects of sea-level change, fishing, waterfront trades and industries, and the use of waterfront buildings.


  • Title pages
  • Contents (p v)
  • List of illustrations (pp vi-viii)
  • List of tables (p viii)
  • List of contributors (p ix)
  • Acknowledgements (p x)
  • Introduction (pp xi-xii)
  • 1 From cloth to creel - riverside industries in Norwich by B S Ayres (pp 1-8)
  • 2 Industry and economics on the medieval and later London waterfront by G Egan (pp 9-18)
  • 3 Industry and environment in medieval Bristol by R H Jones (pp 19-26)
  • 4 Aspects of - the recent development of the port of Bristol by P W Elkin (pp 27-35)
  • 5 Newcastle upon Tyne and its North Sea trade by C O'Brien (pp 36-42)
  • 6 Medieval Hartlepool: evidence of and from the waterfront by R Daniels (pp 43-50)
  • 7 Poole: the medieval waterfront and its usage by I P Horsey (pp 51-54)
  • 8 The post-medieval harbour, Tay Street, Perth by D P Bowler (pp 55-59)
  • 9 Hythes and bows: aspects of river transport in Somerset by V E J Russell (pp 60-66)
  • 10 Aspects of sea-level changes, fishing, and fish processing in Tønsburg in the Middle Ages by J Lindh (pp 67-75)
  • 11 Primitive British fishweirs by C R Salisbury (pp 76-87)
  • 12 The archaeology of medieval fishing tackle by J M Steane and M F Foreman (pp 88-101)
  • 13 Late Saxon and Conquest-period oyster middens at Poole, Dorset by I P Horsey and F W Winder (pp 102-104)
  • 14 New light on early ship- and boatbuilding in the London area by D M Goodburn (pp 105-115)
  • 15 Waterfront archaeology and vernacular architecture: a London study by G Milne (pp 116-120)
  • 16 Conservation of waterlogged wood: a review by C E Brown (pp 121-123)
  • 17 The development of Exeter Quay 1564-1701 by C G Henderson (pp 124-136)
  • 18 The medieval bridge and waterfront at Kingston-upon-Thames by G Potter (pp 137-149)
  • 19 Vågen and Bergen: the changing waterfront and the structure of the medieval town by S Myrvoll (pp 150-161)
  • 20 Some methodological aspects of the excavations at Finnegården 3a in Bergen by A Golembnick (pp 162-168)
  • 21 Lincoln's ancient docklands: the search continues by P Chitwood (pp 169-176)
  • 22 The waterfronts of York by R A Hall (pp 177-184)
  • Bibliography (pp 185-190)
  • Index (pp 190-201)

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