Holdsworth, P., (1980). Excavations at Melbourne Street, Southampton, 1971-7; with contributions on the 'Hamwih' brickearths . . . and on HAMTUN alias HAMWIC (Saxon Southampton).

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Excavations at Melbourne Street, Southampton, 1971-7; with contributions on the 'Hamwih' brickearths . . . and on HAMTUN alias HAMWIC (Saxon Southampton)
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Council for British Archaeology Research Reports
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33
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Several sites in Melbourne Street were excavated to reveal pits, a well, two graves and traces of buildings of 8th and 9th centuries. Detailed treatment is given to the animal bones, the pottery, the glass, and the coins, as well as to the Saxon name for the settlement. Pottery was locally made and also imported, mostly from N France. The glass forms a large and important collection crucial to our knowledge of glass in this formerly barren period in Britain. The occupation was mainly domestic and the animal bones indicate efficient animal husbandry in the region as well as a thriving agriculture; molluscs, especially oysters, were also eaten. However, the trading profits may have been taken out of the country as the finds do not indicate the wealth that might have been expected.
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Philip Holdsworth
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1980
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Location - Auto Detected: Britain
Location - Auto Detected: Melbourne Street
Location - Auto Detected: Melbourne Street Southampton
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Temporal - Auto Detected: 9th Centuries
Temporal - Auto Detected: Saxon
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Date Of Issue From: 1980
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British Archaeological Abstracts (BAA)
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05 Dec 2008