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H 203 x W 276 mm

196 pages

Published Aug 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803275680

Digital: 9781803275697

DOI 10.32028/9781803275680

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Medieval Britain; Archaeological Practice; Castles; Landscape archaeology; Normans; Anglo-Saxon; Berkeley Castle

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Berkeley Castle Tales

Edited by Stuart J. Prior, Mark Horton, Konstantinos P. Trimmis

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Presents results of 15-year-long excavations and landscape research at Berkeley Castle. Combining archaeological results with information from the castle's 20,000 historical documents, the project adds greatly to our understanding of the changes that accompanied the arrival of the Normans, with the erection of a castle on the former minster site.



Foreword by Charles Berkeley

Foreword by Professor Graeme Were

Chapter 1: Tales from an Excavation: University of Bristol and the Berkeley Castle Project 2005–2019 – Stuart J. Prior

Chapter 2: Tales from the Land: An Account of the Landscape and Geophysical Research of the Berkeley Castle Project – Konstantinos P. Trimmis, Gareth Dickinson, and Jennifer Muller

Chapter 3: Tales from the Castle: A Biography of the Fortifications and the Castle in Berkeley – Rachel Morgan and Stuart J. Prior

Chapter 4: Tales from the Ground: Stratigraphic Narratives from the University of Bristol Research at Berkeley – Stuart J. Prior

Chapter 5: Tales from the Clay: Notes on the Pottery Fabrics from Berkeley, Gloucestershire – Paul Blinkhorn and Stuart J. Prior

Chapter 6: Tales from the Objects: Small Finds from Berkeley Castle Project – Emma Firth

Chapter 7: Tales from the animals: a preliminary account of the zooarchaeological assemblage from Berkeley Castle Project – Sarah Gosling

Chapter 8: Tales from the People: Analysis of the Articulated Human Skeletal Remains from Berkeley Castle – Christianne L. Fernée

Chapter 9: Berkeley Castle Tales: Narratives from Minster, Manor and Town – Stuart J. Prior and Konstantinos P. Trimmis

The Photographic Tales from Berkeley

About the Author

Stuart J Prior is Reader in Archaeological Practice at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on medieval archaeology and castle studies, while he also has interests in ancient technology, warfare, and experimental archaeology. He was the director of the Berkeley Castle Project between 2005 and 2019.

Mark Horton is Director of Research at the Royal Agricultural University. He has an interest in field methods in archaeology, especially in extreme and difficult environments. His fieldwork extends to East Africa, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, the Caribbean, Panama, Eastern US, France and the UK. He was the co-director of the Berkeley Castle Project between 2005 and 2019.

Konstantinos P. Trimmis is Lecturer in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol. He is interested in landscape archaeology methods for the study of human societies past and present, and has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Greece, Croatia, and the UK. He was the geomatics specialist for the Berkeley Castle Project between 2018 and 2019 and is currently managing the curation and archiving of BCP data.