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Category: Archaeology -> Archaeology -> Inventory #19009
Excavations in Castletown, Isle of Man, 1989-92
Davey, P. J. , Freke, D. J. And Higgins, D. A.
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Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Place: Liverpool
Year: 1996
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 0853233993
Binding: Paperback
Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published
This volume is a full report on three excavations carried out in Castletown: Castle Rushen (1989); Bank Street (1989); and Castle Rushen Stores (1992). The first, carried out by David Freke, is concerned with the medieval and post-medieval castle; the second, carried out by Andrew Johnson, and the third, carried out by David Higgins, reveal a developing urban archaeology in the 16th century and later. The Castle Rushen Stores excavation, in particular, is important as the first major urban excavation on the Isle of Man. An introductory chapter sets the context for the excavations in historical, cultural and geographical terms. Part 1 considers the Castle Rushen excavation, in general and in terms of a wide range of specialist information - bone implements, coins, clay pipes, flint, glass, ironwork, non-ferrous metal, pottery, and stone and plaster. Part 2 reports on the Bank Street excavation and presents the pottery evidence found on the site. In Part 3 a report on the Castle Rushen Stores excavation is followed by the specialist evidence - bone implements, brick and clay, coal, coins, clay pipes, flint, floor tiles, glass, ironwork, non-ferrous metals, pottery, and slag.177pp.
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