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Danebury: an Iron Age hillfort in Hampshire - Volume 4: the excavations 1979-1988: the site

Barry Cunliffe and Cynthia Poole

CBA Research Report No 73a (1991)

ISBN 1 872414 02 8


Title page of report 73a

The Iron Age hillfort of Danebury, in Hampshire, has been the scene of a major programme of excavation which began in 1969. There are three previously published volumes; Volumes 1 and 2 (CBA Research Reports 52) are concerned with the site and the material remains from it, while volume 3, produced by the RCHM(E), presents a survey of the cultural landscape within which Danebury lies. Volumes 4 and 5 published here as CBA Research Report 73 describe the excavations from 1979 until the end of the project in 1988 and mark the end of the first stage of the Danebury publication programme.


  • Title pages
  • Contents (p v)
  • Contents of microfiche (p vi)
  • List of figures and plates (pp vii-viii)
  • Preface (p ix)
  • 1 Introduction (pp 1-6)
    • 1.1 The hillfort and its previous history (pp 1-2)
    • 1.2 The excavation campaign (pp 2-3)
    • 1.3 The recording system and the presentation of the report (pp 4-5)
    • 1.4 Acknowledgements (p 5-6)
  • 2 Pre- and post-hillfort occupation (pp 7-12)
    • 2.1-2.4 Neolithic and Bronze Age occupation (pp 7-8)
    • 2.5 Post Iron Age occupation: Roman and Saxon (pp 8-9)
    • 2.6 Post Iron Age occupation: medieval and later (pp 10-12)
  • 3 The hillfort defences and earthworks (pp 13-37)
    • 3.1 The inner earthwork (pp 13-19)
    • 3.2 The middle earthwork (p 19)
    • 3.3 The outer earthwork (pp 19-22)
    • 3.4 The south-west entrance (pp 23-32)
    • 3.5 The east entrance (p 32)
    • 3.6 Summary of the defences and the dating evidence (pp 32-37)
  • 4 The interior occupation (pp 38-239)
    • 4.1 The nature of the evidence (pp 38-39)
    • 4.2 The structural elements (pp 39-163)
    • 4.3 The establishment of a chronological sequence (pp 163-230)
    • 4.4 The interior occupation in time & space (pp 230-239)
    • 4.5 Some spatial considerations (p 239)
  • 5 Radiocarbon age assessment (p 239)
  • Bibliography (p 240)
  • Plates 1-54 (p 241-276)
  • Figures 4.155-4.156
  • Microfiche -
    • Intro/Pre- and post-hillfort occupation/hillfort defences and earthworks
    • Microfiche - Interior occupation

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