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BookThe discovery in 2001 of an exquisite Early Bronze Age gold cup at Ringlemere Farm in Kent prompted an extensive survey and excavation of the site from 2002–2006. Excavation revealed a site with a long history of use, the most striking evidence being for intensive activity in the third millennium...
Needham, Stuart ; Parfitt, Keith
Late Glacial Long Blade Sites in the Kennet Valley: Excavations and Fieldwork at Avington VI, Wawcott XII and Crown Acres10,000 years ago, late Ice Age and early post-glacial communities moved through the Kennet Valley to the Thames, following game and taking advantage of sheltered positions to make their camps. Favourable geological conditions in the neighbourhood of Newbury have preserved several of these camp sites in situ. One of these,...
BookIn 2003 the British Museum acquired the recently discovered Ringlemere gold cup, a rare example from the Early Bronze Age. This is the first proper catalogue of a small group of similar cups in exotic materials which are put into a broader period context. They have profound significance for understanding...
Needham, Stuart ; Parfitt, Keith ; Varndell, Gillian
BookThe current conception of the absolute chronology of the Italian Copper Age to the end of the Early Iron Age is set out in this new title from the British Museum. Some 850 objects have been arranged chronologically from the Copper Age, through the Bronze Age to the Early Iron...
Bietti Sestieri, Anna Marie ; Macnamara, Ellen ; Hook, Duncan
BookThe lower Palaeolithic site at Swanscombe has been the focus of research and debate since the beginning of the century. Not only did it provide evidence of Clactonian flint industries overlain by Acheulian, but it has also yielded the only human skull fragments from this period in Britain. This volume...
Conway, Bernard ; McNabb, John ; Ashton, Nick
BookPreliminary results are presented from three seasons' work at the Lower Palaeolithic site at Barnham. The complex stratigraphy is described and a provisional interpretation given, which suggests that the archaeological deposits date to a warm phase after the Anglian (Middle Pleistocene) cold stage. These assemblages and their position in the...
Ashton, Nick ; Lewis, Simon G. ; Parfitt, Simon A.