Issue: Environmental evidence from a Roman well and Anglian pits in the legionary fortress

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Abstract A late 2nd-mid 3rd century timber-lined well in The Bedern yielded large assemblages of biological remains (dumping of surface deposits?) with insects, spoiled grain, peat, box leaves, a salt-marsh flora, ?faeces all represented. A warmer climate than today is indicated by four species of heteropterous bug well north of their present range. Pit fills, some certainly of Anglian date, in The Bedern had contents suggesting low occupation density, significant so close to York's centre. Au (abr)
Author Harry Kenward
Allan R Hall
Andrew K G Jones
Editor Peter V Addyman
Publisher York Archaeological Trust
Council for British Archaeology
Year of Publication 1986
Volume 1414/5
ISBN 0 906780 62 4
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Note Date Of Issue From: 1986 Editorial Expansion: The Archaeology of York Vol. 14 fasc. 5
Source British Archaeological Abstracts (BAA)
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