Yorkshire Archaeological Reports

The Excavations of Seven Bronze Age Barrows on the Moorlands of North-East Yorkshire (1995)

ISBN13  9780902122746

Paperback; 297mm by 210mm 176 pp; black & white illustrations and photographs throughout.

Excavations by the late T.C.M. Brewster of seven Early Bronze Age Barrows in N.E. Yorkshire.  The barrows, often with successive phases of construction, date to the Early Bronze Age (2000-1400 BC), the burials being associated with associations with Food Vessel and Collared Urns and other diagnostic artefacts. The volume includes detailed reports of the human remains and associated artefacts.


Excavations on the Roman Villa at Beadlam, Yorkshire (1996)

ISBN13  978902122770

Paperback; 297mm by 210mm 139 pp; black & white illustrations and photographs throughout.

An account of the excavations carried out between 1966 and 1978 at one of the most northerly known villas in Britain. The report focuses principally upon the evidence for the later periods of occupation, represented by three ranges of rectilinear buildings. The volume includes analyses of a wide range of other recovered material, and is notable for reports on the mosaics, a substantial coin assemblage, an inscribed bronze bowl and two hoards of iron objects.


The 1968 to 1970 Excavations on the Vicus at Malton (1997)

ISBN13  9780902122857

Paperback; 297mm by 210mm 170 pp; black & white illustrations and photographs throughout.

This report described the archaeological discoveries made during the excavations in the vicus of the fort between 1968 and 1970, in advance of the construction of a new factory. The reported finds assemblage is large and varied, ranging in date from the 1st to the 4th century. The finds, including an important group of coarse ware pottery sherds, are catalogued and discussed in detail.


Rural Settlement and Industry: Iron Age and Roman Archaeology of Lowlands East Yorkshire (1999)

ISBN13  9780902122908

Paperback; 297mm by 210mm; 245 pp; black & white illustrations and photographs throughout.

The results of a multi-disciplinary field project centred on Holme-on-Spalding Moor, undertaken between 1983 and 1990. The volume explores the relationship agricultural settlements, industrial production and the landscape during the Iron Age and Roman periods. The techniques of aerial photography and filed walking are used to supplement excavation evidence, in demonstrating an exploitation of the whole landscape for iron production and pottery manufacture.


Shiptonthorpe, East Yorkshire: Archaeological Studies of a Romano-British Roadside Settlement (2006)

ISBN13  9781903564654

Paperback; 343 pp; black & white illustrations and photographs throughout.

The results of the investigation of a Romano-British roadside settlement, undertaken in the 1980s and 1990s using data obtained from aerial reconnaissance, geophysical survey, field walking and excavation. The report comprises a stratigraphic description and interpretation of the archaeological features and deposits and detailed studies of finds and their distributions. A series of syntheses draws upon the various strands of evidence to review research themes for the region that have been raised by this site.


Excavations at Bowes and Lease Rigg Roman Forts (2009)

ISBN13  9781903564219

Paperback; 240mm by 176mm; 284 pp; black & white illustrations and photographs throughout.

Reports on the excavations at the Roman fort of Bowes, carried out 1966 to 1970, and those at Lees Rigg between 1976 and 1980. Bowes lay on the main road between York and Carlisle - the principal invasion-route into Scotland; whilst Lease Rigg was a consequence of Roman deployment into the North York Moors. The excavation work was, in both cases, carried out in trenches designed to confirm the size, lay-out and date of occupation of each fort. The report on each fort has its own section on the analysed artefacts.


Hayton, East Yorkshire: Archaeological Studies of the Iron Age and Roman Landscapes - Volume 1 (2015)

SBN13  780993238307 Paperback; 297mm by 210mm; 288 pp; black & white illustrations and photographs throughout

The results of a comprehensive survey and excavation project carried out between 1993 and 2011 to investigate Roman impact on the Iron Age landscape in and around Hayton. Volume 1 includes reports on the background, the survey results (aerial photography, field walking, metal detecting and geophysical survey) and part of the excavation report on the Burnby Lane site. Finds reports from field walking, metal detecting and excavation are integrated throughout.


Hayton, East Yorkshire: Archaeological Studies of the Iron Age and Roman Landscapes - Volume 2 (2015)

ISBN13  9780993238314

Paperback; 297mm by 210mm; 300 pp; black & white illustrations and photographs throughout.

The results of a comprehensive survey and excavation project carried out between 1993 and 2011 to investigate Roman impact on the Iron Age landscape in and around Hayton. Volume 2 completes the finds reporting from the Burnby Lane site, and also includes a report on excavations in Hayton village and section dedicated to synthesising and providing a broader perspective of the results. Finds reports are integrated, with notable contributions on the incidence, distribution and meaning of human and animal burials.


Thwing, Rudston and the Roman-Period Exploitation of the Yorkshire Wolds (2017)

ISBN13  9780993238376

Paperback; 297mm by 210mm; 296 pp; colour and black & white illustrations and photographs throughout.

A report principally on the investigation of a Romano-British ladder settlement at Thwing, carried out between 2004 and 2008. The comprehensive geophysical survey and field-walking strategy enhanced previous cropmark plots. The main excavation at Thwing focused upon a substantial rectangular stone structure dating to the later Roman period. The penultimate chapter addresses the landscape evidence for the nearby Rudston villa, whilst the final chapter consider the Thwing and Rudston sites in a broader context. Comprehensive finds reports are integrated throughout the volume.