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Yorkshire Archaeological Reports - 4

Rural Settlement and Industry - Iron Age and Roman Archaeology of Lowlands East Yorkshire
by P. Halkon & M. Millett (1999)

YAR 4
The fieldwork and excavations discussed in this volume were part of a larger campaign of archaeological work. They are mainly the product of a collaboration between locally-based archaeologists (working under the aegis of the East Riding Archaeological Society) and members of the Department of Archaeology at Durham University.

The work reported upon in this book concentrates on the later prehistoric and Romano-British landscape. This volume presents the definitive results of a field project centred on Holme-on-Spalding Moor in the East Riding of Yorkshire undertaken between 1983 and 1990.

It explores the theme of the relationship between agricultural settlements, industrial production and the landscape during the Iron Age and Roman periods. The results presented examine a sample block of landscape through aerial photography and fieldwalking surveys, demonstrating the use of the whole landscape and the presence of large scale Iron Age iron production and Romano-British pottery manufacture.

Excavations on a selection of sites provide detailed information about different components of the landscape. The results of these excavations form the basis of a reconstruction of a niche woodland economy. The volume includes a range of specialist studies and new typology of the Roman pottery produced in the area.