1st Edition

The Shapwick Project, Somerset A Rural Landscape Explored

By Christopher Gerrard, Mick Aston Copyright 2008
    1080 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Gerrard, Christopher