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Excavations at Hamwic Volume 1: excavations 1946-83, excluding Six Dials and Melbourne Street

A D Morton (editor)

CBA Research Report No 84 (1992)

ISBN 1 872414 32 X


Title page of report 84

The volume contains reports on 73 sites investigated in and around the St Mary's area between 1946 and 1983: 37 of these having been archaeological excavations, and only one of them previously the subject of a detailed site report. It presents the first broad synthesis of the evidence to appear since the beginning of large and long-term excavations.

The Melbourne Street sites (SOUs 1, 4, 6, and 20) dispose of at least five of the seven criteria and might usefully have been reassessed in the light of the new evidence that has been accumulated since excavation reports were published in 1980. Further information about the street found at SOU 4 is included, and SOU 20's burials with grave goods are looked at again. However, there proves to be little value in describing more fully the nature of the layers infilling the pits or the dating evidence they contained: by and large, neither type of information is unusual, and the main dating evidence is anyway to be found in the volume just published on the coins and pottery of Hamwic.

The reports included here are based on a study of the original site records and the finds, all of which are held by AHMS. Researchers wishing to gain access to the documentary or material archive should appply in writing to The Principal Officer, Archaeology and Heritage Management Section, Tower House, Town Quay, Southampton SO1 lLX, England.


  • Title pages
    • Contents (pp i-v)
    • List of figures (pp v-viii)
    • List of plates (p viii)
    • List of tables (p viii)
    • Microfiche contents (p ix)
    • Acknowledgements (pp xi-xii)
    • List of contributors (p xii)
    • Preface (p xiii)
  • Preliminary notes (ADM) (pp 1-3)
    • Spellings (p 1)
    • Hamwic and Hamtun (p 1)
    • Clausentum (pp 1-2)
    • Middle Saxon and medieval (p 2)
    • A concordance of site numbers (pp 2-3)
  • The rediscovery of the evidence (ADM) (pp 4-15)
    • Before 1770 (p 4)
    • 1770 1945 (pp 4-10)
    • 1946 1959 (pp 10-12)
    • 1960 1967 (pp 12-13)
    • 1968 1971 (pp 13-14)
    • 1971 1987 (pp 14-15)
  • The nature of the evidence (ADM) (pp 16-19)
    • Written records (p 16)
    • Drawings (p 16)
    • Photographs (pp 16-17)
    • Opening the site (p 17)
    • Interpreting the features (pp 17-18)
    • Recovery rates (pp 18-19)
    • The material archive (p 19)
  • A systhesis of the evidence (ADM) (pp 20-77)
    • Natural topography (pp 20-26)
    • Dating the origin of Hamwic (pp 26-28)
    • Villa regalis (pp 28-29)
    • Extent of Hamwic (pp 29-30)
    • Layout of Hamwic (pp 30-55)
    • Population (p 55)
    • Industries (pp 55-58)
    • Husbandry, agriculture, and fishing (pp 58-59)
    • Trade (pp 59-68)
    • Status (pp 68-70)
    • The disappearance of Hamwic (pp 70-77)
  • Excavation reports: introduction (ADM) (p 78)
    • SOU 4, supplementary report (ADM) (pp 79-80)
    • SOU 7 (ADM) (pp 81-86)
    • SOU 8 (ADM) (pp 87-95)
    • SOU 9 and SOU 17 (ADM) (pp 96-100)
    • SOU 10 (ADM) (pp 101-104)
    • SOU 11 (ADM) (pp 105-120)
    • SOU 13 (ADM) (pp 121-141)
    • SOU 14 (ADM) (pp 142-153)
    • SOU 16, SOU 21, and SOU 22 (ADM) (pp 154-166)
    • SOU 18 (ADM) (pp 167-170)
    • SOU 32 (ADM) (pp 171-184)
    • SOU 34 and 35 (ADM) (pp 185-194)
    • SOU 36 (ADM) (pp 195-204)
    • SOU 43 (ADM) (pp 205-207)
    • SOU 99 (SD and JH) (pp 208-220)
  • Bibliography (pp 221-230)
  • Index (pp 231-237)
  • Microfiche Sheet 1
  • Microfiche Sheet 2

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