Issue: Archaeology in Northumberland National Park

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Abstract The volume is divided into two parts. In Part I (entitled `Long ago, in the land of far horizons . . .': an introduction to the archaeology of Northumberland National Park), following an introduction, the author presents a general overview of the archaeology and history of the Park in nine chapters which correspond to the main archaeological periods from the Mesolithic to the present day. This is followed in Part II (entitled `A decade of digging in the hills': recent archaeological work in Northumberland National Park) by a series of separately authored reports on particular projects, most of which are based on presentations given at a conference held in October 2000, entitled `Long ago, in the Land of the Far Horizons . . .'. Contributions include
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Author Paul N K Frodsham
Editor Paul N K Frodsham
Issue Editor Paul N K Frodsham
Publisher Council for British Archaeology
Year of Publication 2004
Volume 136
Number of Pages: 400
ISBN 1-902771-38-9
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Source The British & Irish Archaeological Bibliography (BIAB)
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Robert Young
156 - 170
the author seeks to highlight progress, problems and potentials in the reconstruction of past human/environment interactions through the technique of pollen analysis in the Park
Paul N K Frodsham
Clive Waddington
171 - 189
contribution focusing on the work of the University of Durham Department of Archaeology for the Project, and in particular the excavations undertaken between 1994 and 2002, which have been almost exclusively on Ingram Farm. Specific sites described include two stone cairns separated by a boundary wall at Turf Knowe; a Romano-British settlement, ridge-and-furrow fields and a later boundary at Little Haystacks; a presumed Iron Age enclosure, trackway and cultivation terraces at Plantation Camp Cultivation Terraces; a substantial square enclosure at Ingram South Enclosure; two overlapping enclosures, shown to be Iron Age to Romano-British, at Fawdon Dean Enclosures; and Ingram Rectory Gardens, which yielded a large assemblage of medieval pottery from an area of former ridge-and-furrow fields
Peter Topping
190 - 201
account of fieldwork undertaken by the Northumberland Archaeological Group as part of the initiative to explore the archaeology of the ancient landscapes of the Breamish Valley. The author describes evidence of human activity from the Mesolithic through to the medieval period, including Late Neolithic and Bronze Age burials and an Iron Age cross-ridge dyke and hillfort with associated roundhouses
Alastair Oswald
202 - 212
interim report on the investigation of the hillfort and its surrounding landscape, undertaken by English Heritage in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority as part of the Discovering our Hillfort Heritage project
James G Crow
213 - 223
account of the results of detailed surveys of the area around and within the fort, accompanied by limited excavation, which identified an irregular enclosure to the west of the fort overlying a pre-Roman enclosure, interpreted as a possible pre-existing `prestige centre'. No evidence was found of a conventional vicus outside the walls of the fort, although the investigations contributed to knowledge of the fort's defensive and internal structures, status and history
Tony Wilmott
224 - 235
the author highlights the results of recent work on the Wall and briefly discusses ideas on the function of its various elements, and the purpose of the Wall itself
Timothy Gates
236 - 245
focuses on certain aspects of recent work which, by helping to place the Wall in the context of its contemporary landscape setting, bring some long-standing problems concerning the relationship between the Roman and native populations in the frontier zone into sharp relief
James G Crow
246 - 261
account of a programme of survey and limited excavation of the castle, which is first recorded in 1157 and whose stonework probably dates from the late-twelfth or thirteenth century. The structural history and investigation of several of the defensive structures are described
Peter F Ryder
262 - 271
discusses a number of the smaller medieval and sub-medieval fortified buildings in and around the Park, including some at which survey and conservation projects have been undertaken
Alan Rushworth
Richard J Carlton
272 - 294
account based on a documentary study of the castle, undertaken as part of a consolidation project, in which the authors aim to demonstrate the importance of detailed documentary research in the study of medieval monuments
Richard J Carlton
Alan Rushworth
295 - 305
paper based on a documentary study of the bastle and its surroundings, looking at its landscape context and association with other settlement remains
Iain Hedley
306 - 323
the paper briefly assesses the archaeology of a small number of primary extractive industries in the Park (coal, iron, stone, lead, and vein minerals) and illustrates these where possible by reference to sites at which the Park Authority has undertaken recent work. The author also examines the development of transportation and briefly outlines the impact of the water supply industry
D B Charlton
324 - 337
description of the six Archaeological Landscape Areas in the training area, identified mainly through aerial survey, and discussion of the future conservation of the archaeology of the area
Iain Hedley
Jamie A Quartermaine
338 - 349
report based on the results of a project originally aimed at ensuring the sympathetic management and interpretation for the public of archaeological remains in the area of the Simonside Hills. The evidence for human activity from the Mesolithic through to the post-medieval period is described, with a note on the association of the uplands with funerary monuments and folk beliefs