The Shapwick Project, Somerset: A Rural Landscape Explored, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Shapwick Project, Somerset

A Rural Landscape Explored, 1st Edition

By Christopher Gerrard, Mick Aston


1,048 pages

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This book provides an introduction to the Shapwick Project's objectives, geographical background and previous work in the Somerset. It deals with excavations in the outlying parish and focuses on work in the village at Shapwick House.

Table of Contents

Part I: Background and Previous Discoveries 1. Introduction Part II: The Surveys 2. Historical Documentation, Maps and Other Illustrations 3. Archaeological Survey 4. Architectural Survey 5. Ecology 6. Methods And Sampling Strategies: An Evaluation Part III: Excavations 7. Excavations at Shapwick 8. Excavations in the Outlying Parish 1995–99 9. Excavations at and Near Church Field 10. Excavations in Shapwick Village 1994–99 11. Excavations in Shapwick Park 1992–97 12. Excavations at Shapwick House Mansion 1993–97 Part IV: Objects, Industry and Structural Materials 13. Pottery 14. Clay Pipes and Objects 15. Lithics 16. Coins and Metalwork 17. Glass 18. Other Objects 19. Structural Materials 20. Metalworking Residues, Coal and Cinders Part V: Environment, Diet and Human Remains 21. The Environment 22. Diet and Economy 23. Human Skeletal Remains Part VI: Conclusions 24. A Rural Landscape Explored: People, Settlement and Land Use at Shapwick from Prehistory to the Present Day

About the Series

Society for Medieval Archaeology Monographs

The Society has published a series of monographs for more than 50 years. Our list includes synthetic edited volumes on specific themes such as the archaeology of the 11th century and maritime societies of the Viking and medieval world. We also publish excavation monographs on all medieval site types from cemeteries and burials, rural settlement, towns, industry, religious and monastic sites, to manors and moat. Accounts of some of medieval archaeology's most iconic excavations can be found here.

All the publications are fully refereed with the aim of publishing at the highest academic level reports on sites of national and international importance, and of encouraging the widest debate. The series’ objectives are to cover the broadest chronological and geographical range and to assemble a series of volumes which reflect the changing intellectual and technical scope of the discipline.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology