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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Antonine Wall – A World Heritage Site

David J. Breeze et al.

The Antonine Wall lay at the very extremity of the Roman world. This volume, presented in English and German, presents a concise introduction to the wall which is, in many ways, one of the most developed frontier in Europe. Perhaps of greatest significance is the survival of the collection of Roman military sculpture, the Distance Slabs. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Late Roman Dorset Black-Burnished Ware (BB1)

Malcolm Lyne

Much has been written about Roman Dorset Black-Burnished Ware (BB1) and its Late Iron Age Durotrigian origins since the industry was first recognised at the end of the 1960s. However, this has mostly focused on the forms produced and distributed during the 1st to 3rd centuries. This publication covers those of the late 3rd to early 5th century. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Irish Late Iron Age Equestrian Equipment in its Insular and Continental Context

Rena Maguire

This is the first practical archaeological study of Irish Iron Age lorinery. The horse and associated equipment were very much at the heart of the social changes set in motion by contact with the Roman Empire; the examination of the snaffles and bosals allows us to bring the people of the Late Iron Age in Ireland into focus. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Roman Cemetery at Lankhills

Giles Clarke

This book considers the cemetery uncovered outside the north gate of Venta Belgarum, Roman Winchester, and analyses in detail both the graves and their contents. There are detailed studies and important re-assessments of many categories of object, but it is the information about late Roman burial, religion, and society which is of special interest. READ MORE

Hardback: £90.00 | Open Access

The Romano-British Villa and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Eccles, Kent

Nick Stoodley et al.

This volume presents a study of the central and lower Medway valley during the 1st millennium AD, focussing on the 1962–1976 excavation of the Eccles Roman villa and Anglo-Saxon cemetery directed by Alex Detsicas. The author gives an account of the long history of the villa, and a reassessment of the architectural evidence which Detsicas presented. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Spectacle and Display: A Modern History of Britain’s Roman Mosaic Pavements

Michael Dawson

Antiquarian interest in the Roman period mosaics of Britain began in the 16th century. This book is the first to explore responses and attitudes to mosaics, not just at the point of discovery but during their subsequent history. It is a field which has received scant attention and provides a compelling insight into the agency of these remains. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Visions of the Roman North: Art and Identity in Northern Roman Britain

Iain Ferris

This is the first book to analyse art from the northern frontier zones of Roman Britain and to interpret the meaning and significance of this art in terms of the formation of a regional identity. It argues that a distinct and vibrant visual culture flourished in the north, primarily due to its status as a heavily militarized frontier zone. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Life, Death and Rubbish Disposal in Roman Norton, North Yorkshire

Janet Phillips et al.

This volume reports on excavations in advance of the development of a site in Norton-on-Derwent, North Yorkshire close to the line of the main Roman road running from the crossing point of the River Derwent near Malton Roman fort to York. This site provided much additional information on aspects of the poorly understood ‘small town’ of Delgovicia. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Urbanisation of the North-Western Provinces of the Roman Empire

Frida Pellegrino

This study investigates the development of urbanism in the north-western provinces of the Roman empire. Key themes include continuity and discontinuity between pre-Roman and Roman ‘urban’ systems, relationships between juridical statuses and levels of monumentality, levels of connectivity and economic integration, and regional urban hierarchies. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Antonine Wall: Papers in Honour of Professor Lawrence Keppie

ed. David J. Breeze et al.

32 papers present research on the Antonine Wall in honour of Lawrence Keppie. Papers cover a wide variety of aspects: the environmental and prehistoric background; structure, planning and construction; military deployment; associated artefacts and inscriptions; logistics of supply; the people of the Wall, including womenfolk and children. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

The Beau Street, Bath Hoard

ed. Verity Anthony et al.

The remarkable discovery of the Beau Street Hoard captured the public imagination and became the focus for a major scientific investigation and a significant learning and public engagement programme. This book provides a thorough and complete publication and analysis of the hoard, which is one of the largest yet found in a Roman town in Britain. READ MORE

Hardback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Culture and Society at Lullingstone Roman Villa

Caroline K. Mackenzie

Richly illustrated and clearly written, Culture and Society at Lullingstone Roman Villa articulates a thoughtful and original approach to this remarkable site. It presents extensive scholarly research in an accessible manner and is recommended reading for academics and enthusiasts alike. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | eBook: £9.99

Hadrian’s Wall: A study in archaeological exploration and interpretation

David J. Breeze

Based on the annual Rhind Lectures delivered in May 2019, David J. Breeze presents six papers on Hadrian’s Wall. He first considers the historiographical background before examining specific aspects: its purpose and operation; its later history; and life on and around the Wall. Finally, he considers the Wall today and some aspects of its future. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | eBook: £16.00

Performing the Sacra: Priestly roles and their organisation in Roman Britain

Alessandra Esposito

This book addresses a range of cultural responses to the Roman conquest of Britain with regard to priestly roles. The approach is based on current theoretical trends focussing on dynamics of adaptation, multiculturalism and appropriation, and discarding a sharp distinction between local and Roman cults. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Thurrock’s Deeper Past: A Confluence of Time

Christopher John Tripp

Thurrock’s Deeper Past: A Confluence of Time' looks at the evidence for human activity in Thurrock and this part of the Thames estuary since the last Ice Age, and how the river crossing point here has been of great importance to the development of human settlement and trade in the British Isles. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

A. E. Brown et al.

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

Paperback: £60.00 | Open Access

Maryport: A Roman Fort and Its Community

David J. Breeze

The collection of Roman inscribed stones and sculpture, together with other Roman objects found at Maryport in Cumbria, is the oldest archaeological collection in Britain still in private hands. David Breeze places the collection in context and describes the history of research at the site. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | eBook: £16.00

Birds, Beasts and Burials: A study of the human-animal relationship in Romano-British St. Albans

Brittany Elayne Hill

Birds, Beasts and Burials examines human-animal relationships as found in the mortuary record within the area of Verulamium that is now situated in the modern town of St. Albans. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00