Life and Death in a Roman City

Author:   Andy Simmonds ,  Nicholas Marquez-Grant ,  Louise Loe
Publisher:   Oxford Archaeology
Volume:   6
ISBN:  

9780904220490


Pages:   182
Publication Date:   21 April 2008
Format:   Paperback
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The cemeteries around Roman Gloucester remain as windows through which the past populations of the town and preceding fortresses may be studied. Excavations by Oxford Archaeology in London Road between 2004 and 2006 revealed substantial parts of one of these cemeteries, at Wotton, lying by one of the main Roman roads east of the town. In addition to the nine cremation and 64 inhumation burials, a rare mass grave was found of at least 91 individuals, possibly victims of the Antonine Plague which swept the Roman Empire during the later 2nd century AD. This report analyses the burials for what they can tell us of the origins, health, status and funerary practices of the people living in Gloucester from the 1st to 4th century AD. The development of the Wotton cemetery itself is also studied, using evidence from excavations undertaken from the 19th century onwards.The current investigations also unearthed vertebrate deposits in the gravel cap dating to the Pleistocene, including hippopotamus and possibly bison and elephant. The significance of this assemblage in terms of the local geology is discussed.

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Author:   Andy Simmonds ,  Nicholas Marquez-Grant ,  Louise Loe
Publisher:   Oxford Archaeology
Imprint:   Oxford Archaeology
Volume:   6
Dimensions:   Width: 21.00cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 29.70cm
Weight:   0.748kg
ISBN:  

9780904220490


ISBN 10:   0904220494
Pages:   182
Publication Date:   21 April 2008
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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[This volume] shows the strength of one of Britains top commercial archaeological units. It is well-organized, reveals good fieldwork, and fine post-excavation analysis with a deployment of resources such as would be the dream of most researchers. It is a huge gain that these efforts are directed at such an interesting find. The book is elegantly produced with high-quality graphics and images, clearly written and indexed.'--Henry Hurst, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge Journal of Roman Archaeology (01/01/2010)


Very well illustrated... clearly written and provides some really important insights into Roman urban archaeology, and the identity and lives of some people from Roman Gloucester.' -- Richard Hingley British Archaeology Nov/Dec 2008 ...a comprehensive report... well structured and clearly and informatively written. It is impressive that such a wide range of scientific techniques has been applied...' -- Jake Weekes, Canterbury Archaeological Trust Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 2009 [This volume] shows the strength of one of Britains top commercial archaeological units. It is well-organized, reveals good fieldwork, and fine post-excavation analysis with a deployment of resources such as would be the dream of most researchers. It is a huge gain that these efforts are directed at such an interesting find. The book is elegantly produced with high-quality graphics and images, clearly written and indexed.' -- Henry Hurst, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge Journal of Roman Archaeology 2010


Very well illustrated... clearly written and provides some really important insights into Roman urban archaeology, and the identity and lives of some people from Roman Gloucester.' -- British Archaeology British Archaeology ...a comprehensive report... well structured and clearly and informatively written. It is impressive that such a wide range of scientific techniques has been applied...' -- Journal of Archaeological Science Journal of Archaeological Science [This volume] shows the strength of one of Britains top commercial archaeological units. It is well-organized, reveals good fieldwork, and fine post-excavation analysis with a deployment of resources such as would be the dream of most researchers. It is a huge gain that these efforts are directed at such an interesting find. The book is elegantly produced with high-quality graphics and images, clearly written and indexed.' -- Journal of Roman Archaeology Journal of Roman Archaeology


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