H. L. Sheldon

HARVEY SHELDON has been involved in London archaeology since the early 1960's. He was Field Officer for the Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Committee from 1972 until 1975, then Head of the Department of Greater London Archaeology in the Museum of London from its establishment in 1975 until 1991. During this period he was also a part-time tutor in the Department of Extra-Mural Studies University of London, and later, in the Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck, University of London. From the late 1990's until 2010 he had responsibilities for the faculties archaeological field programme and for the direction of its MA in Field Archaeology. Since 2011 he has been an Hon. Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck. He part-edited and contributed to 'Interpreting Roman London: Papers in Memory of Hugh Chapman', (Oxbow 1996), and 'London Under Ground: The Archaeology of a City' (Oxbow 2000). More recent articles include: 'Enclosing Londinium: the Roman landward and riverside walls' in 'Trans London Middx Archaeol Soc 61' (2010); 'Roman London: early myths and modern realities?' in 'Hidden Histories and Records of Antiquity' LAMAS Special Paper 17 (2014); ''Rescue': Historical Background and founding principles in Rescue Archaeology Foundations for the future' (2015) and 'Tony Legge and continuing education at the University of London 1974-2000' in 'Economic Zooarchaeology' (2017). Harvey is also directly involved in many aspects of London archaeology and he currently chairs both the Rose Theatre Trust and the Council of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society.


The Roman Pottery Manufacturing Site in Highgate Wood: Excavations 1966-78

H. L. Sheldon

Excavations at Highgate Wood, London, over a period of eight years uncovered at least ten pottery kilns, waster heaps, ditches and pits, but only a few definite structures. This volume provides a very detailed analysis of the forms and fabrics of the pottery finds. READ MORE

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