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The Archaeology in Essex to AD 1500

D G Buckley (Editor)

CBA Research Report No 34 (1980)

ISBN 0 900312 83 1


Title page of report 34

The papers published in this volume were all read at a weekend conference held at Oulton Hall, Clacton, Essex, from 10 to 12 March 1975. This conference brought together archaeologists and specialists in related disciplines, both amateur and professional, currently working on the archaeology of Essex. Eighteen papers were presented and each contribution is summarized in this volume. Collectively these provide a precis of the archaeology of Essex of value to all those with an interest in the past of the county. It also exists as a permanent reminder of our present state of knowledge and should provide a stepping stone to future archaeological research work.


  • Title pages
  • Contents (p v)
  • Preface (p vii)
  • Foreword by Councillor RG Marriott (p vii)
  • The environmental background by R H Allen and R G Sturdy (pp 1-7)
  • The Palaeolithic of Essex by J J Wyner (pp 8-11)
  • Late-glacial settlement in Essex by R M Jacobi (pp 12-13)
  • The Mesolithic of Essex by R M Jacobi (pp 14-25)
  • The Neolithic of Essex by J D Hedges (pp 26-39)
  • The Bronze Age in Essex by C R Couchman (pp 40-46)
  • The early and middle phases of the Iron Age in Essex by P J Drury (pp 47-54)
  • From Caesar, and the century before him, to the Essex of Claudius by C F C Hawkes (pp 55-58)
  • Settlement in the Later Iron Age and Roman periods by P J Drury and Warwick Rodwell (pp 59-75)
  • Colchester between the Roman and the Norman Conquests by Philip Crummy (pp 76-81)
  • Mucking and the early Saxon rural settlement in Essex by M U Jones (pp 82-86)
  • Early Saxon cemeteries in Essex by W T Jones (pp 87-95)
  • A settlement site at Bonhunt Farm, Wicken Bonhunt, Essex by Keith Wade (pp 96-102)
  • The medieval landscape of Essex by Oliver Rackham (pp 103-107)
  • The implications of pre-Conquest carpentry in Essex by Cecil A Hewett (pp 108-112)
  • The archaeology of medieval Essex towns M R Petchey (pp 113-117)
  • Ecclesiastical sites and structures in Essex by Warwick Rodwell (pp 118122)
  • The value of pre 17th century documents and maps to medieval archaeology in Essex by K C Newton (pp 123-125)
  • The archaeology of later vernacular architecture in Essex by M C Wadhams (pp 126-130)
  • Index (pp 131-136)

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