Sutton Common

Sutton Common

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Sutton Common in South Yorkshire is one of the best-known Iron Age multivallate sites in lowland Britain. This volume describes the results of the large-scale excavations undertaken there between 1998 and 2003, which have provided unparalleled insights into the function and meaning of this 4th-century BC 'marsh-fort'. Sutton Common is described as a place where the social identity of the local community was reinforced through the construction of the physical representation of the idea of community, using a bank-and-ditch arrangement that resembles the defences used elsewhere, particularly at hillforts. No houses were found within the enclosure, but some 150 four-post structures were excavated, many containing deposits of charred grain in one or two of their postholes. This well-dated site makes significant contributions to the debates on prehistoric enclosure, cosmology, food storage, and mortuary practices in prehistoric Britain and Europe.These distributions are the result of simple radiocarbon calibration (Stuiver aamp; Reimer 1993) 57 4.5 Location of the boreholes transects set in 2002 on Rushy Moor and Sutton Common 58 4.6 Pollen diagram of the analysis of the Hampole Beck core ... pieces esquiliees (wedges): v-w; arrowheads: x-y; arrowhead performs: z-aa; flaked axes: bb-cc 65 4.9 Flaked stone ... in the trench excavated in 1998 74 5.7 Aerial photograph of the excavations in 1999, including open-area excavationanbsp;...

Title:Sutton Common
Author:Robert Van de Noort, Henry Chapman, John Collis
Publisher:Council for British Archeology - 2007


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