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The Wessex hillforts project : extensive survey of hillfort interiors in central southern England

Author: Andrew Payne; Mark Corney; Barry W Cunliffe
Publisher: London : English Heritage, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The earthwork forts that crown many hills in southern England are among the largest and most dramatic of the prehistoric features that still survive in our modern rural landscape. These defended enclosures, occupied from the end of the Bronze Age to the last few centuries before the Roman conquest, have long attracted archaeological interest and their function remains central to study of the Iron Age. The communal  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Payne; Mark Corney; Barry W Cunliffe
ISBN: 187359285X 9781873592854 9781848022218 1848022212
OCLC Number: 124023930
Language Note: Summary in French and German.
Description: ix, 171 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Hillfort studies and the Wessex Project - Andrew Payne2. The monuments and their setting - Mark Corney & Andrew Payne3. The regional pattern - Mark Corney & Andrew Payne4. Understanding hillforts: have we progressed? - Barry CunliffeBibliography Index
Responsibility: Andrew Payne, Mark Corney, Barry Cunliffe.
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An archaeological survey of the Iron Age prehistoric earthwork forts that crown many hills in Southern England.The survey distinguishes several classes of hillfort, and reveals the great variation in  Read more...

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