Yarnton: Saxon and Medieval Settlement and Landscape : Results of Excavations 1990-96

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Oxford Archaeology, 2004 - History - 456 pages
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From 1989 to 1998, Oxford Archaeology investigated an extensive area of landscape around Yarnton and Cassington, Oxfordshire. Remains dating from the Neolithic up until the Post-Medieval period were examined, revealing a remarkable story of changing settlement and landscape over five millennia. This volume describes the Saxon to Post-Medieval discoveries made between 1990 and 1996, tracing the developments from small-scale early Anglo-Saxon farmsteads to the medieval village, and reveals the profound changes that occurred at Yarnton in settlement, agriculture and social organisation between the end of the Roman empire and the Post-Conquest world. Rare evidence from multi-disciplinary studies shows that many of the key features of this transformation took place during the late 8th and 9th centuries AD, at an earlier date than conventionally believed.

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