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dc.contributor.authorBarrowman, Rachel C.
dc.contributor.authorBatey, Colleen E.
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Christopher D.
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-12T18:35:54Z
dc.date.available2021-08-12T18:35:54Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifierONIX_20210812_9780854312863_18
dc.identifier.issn0953-7163
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50366
dc.description.abstractRomantic rock-perched sea-girt Tintagel is a magical place that resonates with Arthurian associations - and the archaeological reality is no less intriguing than the legend. Investigation of the site began in the 1930s, when Dr Ralegh Radford uncovered remains of buildings with significant volumes of eastern Mediterranean and North African pottery of fifth- to seventh-century date, suggesting a western British site of iconic importance in the economy of the late Antique and Byzantine world. The research presented in this book comes from renewed fieldwork carried out at this promontory site over several seasons between April 1990 and July 1999, using modern archaeological techniques, together with previously unpublished work from Radford's private archive, along with that of his architect, J A Wright. This work has demonstrated the complexity and variability of building forms and associated occupation at the site and the wide-ranging connections of Tintagel during the fifth to seventh centuries, as reflected in the extensive ceramic assemblage, while re-examination of the 'Great Ditch' has established that this is the largest promontory or hill-top site of its period. A unique glass assemblage and a stone with a probable imperial inscription to Honorius – later the object of graffiti from three post-Roman personages, Paternus, Coliavus and Artognou – serve as dramatic testimony to the cultural and literary milieu of high-status Dumnonian society in the post-Roman period.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology::HDD Archaeology by period / region
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology::HDD Archaeology by period / region::HDDM Medieval European archaeology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DB British Isles::1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DB British Isles::1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain::1DBKE England::1DBKEW South West England::1DBKEWC Cornwall
dc.subject.otherEngland
dc.subject.otherTintagel
dc.subject.otherExcavations
dc.subject.otherArchaeology
dc.subject.otherCommerce
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherCeltic antiquities
dc.titleExcavations at Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, 1990-1999
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/20.500.12657/50366
oapen.relation.isPublishedByd42419c2-5275-411b-8855-aed87bed3f71
oapen.relation.isbn9780854312863
oapen.series.number74
oapen.pages370
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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