The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Worthy Park, Kingsworthy, Near Winchester, Hampshire

The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Worthy Park, Kingsworthy, Near Winchester, Hampshire

Hardback Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph

By (author) Sonia Chadwick Hawkes, By (author) Guy Grainger, Edited by E. Biddulph, Edited by A. Dodd

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  • Publisher: Oxford University School of Archaeology
  • Format: Hardback | 225 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 297mm x 21mm | 1,175g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0947816607
  • ISBN 13: 9780947816605
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 58 b/w figs, 10 b/w pls
  • Sales rank: 1,161,592

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This volume provides a report on the excavation of an important Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Worthy Park, Kingsworthy in Hampshire. The excavations uncovered 94 inhumation graves and 46 cremations within an area of approximately 900 square metres, but many others remained inaccessible to the excavators and the cemetery may have contained twice this number of burials in total. The cemetery was excavated in 1961-2 by the distinguished Anglo-Saxon scholar Sonia Chadwick Hawkes, but Mrs Hawkes' report remained unpublished at the time of her death in 1999. The present editors have drawn together all the chapters and drawings left substantially complete by Mrs Hawkes, including an introduction to the site, a detailed catalogue of burials, a report on the human bone, a gazetteer of Anglo-Saxon sites in Hampshire, and a small number of specialist reports.

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Sonia Chadwick Hawkes was Lecturer in European Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford University. She died in 1999. Guy Grainger was Mrs Hawkes' research assistant.

Table of contents

List of figures; List of plates; List of tables; Summary; Editorial note; Preface (Helena Hamerow); Author's preface (Sonia Chadwick Hawkes); Author's acknowledgements (Sonia Chadwick Hawkes); Chapter 1: Introduction (Sonia Chadwick Hawkes); Chapter 2: The inventory (Sonia Chadwick Hawkes and Guy Grainger); Chapter 3: The inhumations and cremations (Calvin Wells, Bernard Denston and Sonia Chadwick Hawkes with a contribution from Justine Bayley); Chapter 4: Structural features associated with the graves (Guy Grainger); Chapter 5: The textile remians (Elisabeth Crowfoot); Chapter 6: Other analyses (Paul Wilthew and Jacqui Watson); Chapter 7: Gazetteer of early Anglo-Saxon sites in Hampshire, fifth to seventh century (Sonia Chadwick Hawkes); End notes; Bibliography; Index.