BookAlthough the Borough of Lambeth is a modern creation, human activity there reaches back to the Ice Ages. Since then the ebb and flow of people and events has endowed Lambeth with its rich and varied heritage. Archaeologists have dug in numerous places across the borough, unearthing the evidence for...
BookThis book is the first concerted attempt to synthesise the available prehistoric and topographic information from the area of north Southwark and Lambeth, London, in the period c 9500 cal BC to c AD 50. The interplay between environmental and riverine change and human communities is considered within broad themes,...
Sidell, Jane ; Cotton, Jonathan ; Rayner, Louise ; Wheeler, Lucy
BookThe discovery of the fort at Cripplegate after the Second World War revolutionised our understanding of Roman London. Redevelopment between 1995 and 2000 presented a unique opportunity to re-examine the sites. Bronze Age field ditches were sealed by early Roman domestic buildings contemporary with the nearby timber amphitheatre. The 2nd-century...
Howe, Elizabeth ; Lakin, David
BookBetween 1992 and 1998 the £2.76 billion Jubilee Line Extension Project was the largest civil engineering project in Europe. Running through Westminster and north Southwark, it traverses some of the most archaeologically sensitive areas of London, ending up at Stratford on top of a medieval abbey. The tunnels for the...
Drummond-Murray, James ; Thomas, Chris ; Sidell, Jane
Investigating the maritime history of Rotherhithe: excavations at Pacific Wharf, 165 Rotherhithe Street, SouthwarkThe archaeological work at Pacific Wharf, Rotherhithe, has provided a fascinating insight into the rich maritime heritage of the Thames waterfront. The land was occupied in the 17th century, by first a timber yard and then a commercial wharf. Shipbuilding arrived in the 18th century, and in the early 19th...
Heard, Kieron ; Goodburn, Damian
BookThis book is about a remarkable archaeological dig on a site which has been at the heart of London for the last 2000 years. In the 1990s, hidden from public view, a team of archaeologists worked in what would become the basement of new offices at 1 Poultry. They uncovered...
Settlement in Roman Southwark: archaeological excavations (1991-8) for the London Underground Limited Jubilee Line Extension ProjectThis volume presents important discoveries relating to the origins and development of Roman Southwark from excavations near London Bridge Station, in advance of the new Jubilee Line Extension. In the prehistoric period the area was occupied by a series of sandy islands in the tidal reaches of the Thames. The...
Drummond-Murray, James ; Thompson, Pete
BookLondon exists today because almost 2000 years ago the Romans realised it was the lowest convenient point where the Thames estuary could be bridged. The main phase of the Roman bridge apparently went out of use during the 4th century AD. The Thames was not bridged again until c 1000,...
Watson, Bruce ; Brigham, Trevor ; Dyson, Tony
BookThe National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (NRFRC), located in the British Museum, aims to provide an infrastructure for future research into Romano-British pottery, providing a standard for the identification and description of Roman pottery types. This handbook presents standardised fabric descriptions for both imported and Romano-British wares, accompanied by black...
Tomber, Roberta ; Dore, John
BookIn 1197, a modest hospital was founded on the fringes of the City of London. It grew to become one of the most significant institutions for the care of London's sick poor in medieval times. Exactly 800 years later, following extensive archaeological excavations and research, the Museum of London Archaeology...
Thomas, Christopher ; Sloane, Barney ; Phillpotts, Christopher