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    Iron Age Ritual, a Hillfort and Evidence for a Minster at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (Hardback) By (author) Mike Farley, By (author) Gillian Jones

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    DescriptionThe excavation of an area within the grounds of the Prebendal, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, adjacent to the parish church of St Mary's, showed that the town, which lies on a slight spur, is sited within a univallate Iron Age hillfort. Early-Middle Iron Age activity included the creation of a notable ritual area contaning the burials of four children and a young woman, most accompanied by animals; and a 'bone mass' containing animal bone, mostly disarticulated. Within a generation or so of the deposit's creation, within the first half of the 4th century BC, a univallate hillfort was constructed which did not continue into the later Iron Age. Early in the Middle Saxon period a palisade trench was dug into the hillfort's ditch, which was replaced by a ditch in the 8th century. Both palisade and ditch were almost certainly the boundaries of an early minster church and it is very likely that the former existence of the hillfort influenced its siting here. An unusual piece of Merovingian glass with a moulded cross on its base is likely to have been one of the minster's possessions. The extensive minster cemetery and later Saxon development of the town is briefly noted. A significant Saxo-Norman grain deposit which has been radiocarbon dated to the 11th-12th centuries is described.


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    Title
    Iron Age Ritual, a Hillfort and Evidence for a Minster at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Farley, By (author) Gillian Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 211 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842174845
    ISBN 10: 1842174843
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, SOC003000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESU
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREHIS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ART015050
    DC23: 942.593
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESU
    DC22: 936.2593
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    DC22: 936./2593
    LC classification: GN780.22.G7 I786 2012
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    Illustrations note
    b/w and colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    30 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford