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Appendix 5.2: List of Monographs used in citation analysis and library survey

Monograph 1

Landscape, Monuments and Society: The Prehistory of Cranborne Chase
John Barrett, Richard Bradley, Martin Green
Cambridge University Press

Monograph 2

Papers on the prehistoric archaeology of Cranborne Chase
ed J Barrett, R Bradley, M Hall
Oxbow Monograph 11
251 pages

These two volumes on fieldwork carried out at Cranborne Chase were published to provide two very different bodies of information. The 1990 volume is a synthetic approach tracing the development of Cranborne Chase from the beginning of the Neolithic to the end of the Iron Age. It provides a selective account of the excavation and survey work with some analyses of the artefacts and ecofacts but is more concerned with producing a study of social change.

For an extended account of all the categories of excavated material the reader is referred to the 1991 volume of essays which is intended to complete the definitive record of the project leaving nothing in micofiche.

Monograph 3

Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester. Winchester Studies 7.ii: Artefacts from Medieval Winchester
Martin Biddle
Clarendon Press
Vol i - 466 pages plus plates
Vol ii - 804 pages

The stated purpose of this massive body of information (the work of over 80 contributors), is to attempt to use the finds from the excavation of medieval Winchester to investigate the economic, cultural and social life of the city as it changed over time.

Volume i comprises general introductions to the recording, conservation, etc and the distribution of the finds. Following this is a section on medieval industries and their roots, eg iron working including archaeological evidence, associated objects and scientific examination.

Volume ii presents objects according to their use eg buckles and clothes fittings, weapons and armour and devotional objects.

The volumes are accompanied by extensive catalogues, analytical tables, references and 65 colour plates.

Monograph 4

The Roman Fort of Vindolanda at Chesterholm, Northumberland
Paul T Bidwell
Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England Archaeological Report 1
241 pages

This is principally an account of excavations carried out at Vindolanda in 1980, comprising structural reports and artefacts reports. The available evidence for the history of the fort and the vicus is also reviewed with the aim of providing a stimulus to future research at the site.

Monograph 5

Danebury: An Iron Age Hillfort in Hampshire
Barry Cunliffe
Council for British Archaeology Research Report 52

Volume 1: The excavations 1969-1978: the site
199 pages + plates + fiche

Volume 2: The excavations 1969-1978: the finds
337 pages + plates + fiche

These volumes present an interim report on the research excavations carried out at Danebury between 1969 and 1978. The reports were finalised at a time when some of the authors were involved in the CBA/DoE Working Party on Archaeological Publication. Some elements of the recommendations of that working party were incorporated in the volumes.

Volume 1 runs into Volume 2, with continuous pagination. Volume 2 includes 15 pages summarising the data, and discussing the social, economic and political development of the site and suggesting future research.

Monograph 6

Excavations at Knowth I: Smaller passage tombs, Neolithic occupation and Beaker activity
George Eogan
Royal Irish Academy
358 pages

This volume, one of a series, presents the results of research excavations at Knowth, an important body of data for the study of the Neolithic and Bronze Age of Ireland.

Detailed artefacts reports are included as well as discussion of the site in its wider context.

Monograph 7

Strageath: excavations within the Roman fort, 1973-86
SS Frere, JJ Wilkes
Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
Britannia Monograph Series 9

This report presents the results of excavations carried out in the interior of the Roman fort of Strageath in Perthshire. The results are presented in a conventional manner with site description and an account of the excavations followed by a summary of the forts at Strageath and ending with the finds reports and three environmental reports.

Monograph 8

Isbister: A chambered tomb in Orkney
John W Hedges
BAR British Series 115
313 pages plus fiche

The report of the excavations carried out at the chambered tomb at Isbister are presented in 1980s BAR format. The remains of over 300 individuals were recovered and the report is of interest to human bone specialists as well as those with an interest in the Neolithic of Britain.

Full specialist reports on the artefacts, human remains, faunal remains and pollen are included. Four out of the thirteen chapters are discussion/syntheses.

Monograph 9

Excavations in the Medieval Burgh of Perth 1979-1981
ed P Holdsworth
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph Series 5
219 pages + 3 pages of fiche

The results of excavations at seven medieval sites in the centre of Perth, funded by the Scottish Development Department. More than half of the report is devoted to artefact reports and there are two pages of conclusions.

Monograph 10

Whitton: An Iron Age and Roman Farmstead in South Glamorgan
Michael G Jarrett & Stuart Wrathmell
University of Wales Press
262 pages plus plates

Whitton was an important excavation in management terms - it was one of the first sites where the Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments recognised that continuous ploughing might necessitate rescue excavation. The excavations were also the first total excavation by modern methods of a romanised farm in South Wales.

The report contains detailed information on the contexts, finds and environmental samples. There are four pages of conclusions and little discussion of comparative material.

Monograph 11

Carrickfergus Castle
TE McNeill
Northern Ireland Archaeological Monograph No 1
Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland
88 pages + plates

Carrickfergus Castle is Northern Ireland's best known castle. This relatively short publication presents the results of excavations carried out there in 1955 and 1962. The summary of the excavation takes up only a quarter of the volume with much of the remainder being devoted to documentary and survey evidence relating to the development of the castle. Because of this structure it is of more interest to the general reader.

Monograph 12

Maiden Castle: Excavations and field survey 1985-6
NM Sharples
Historic Buildings & Monuments Commission for England: English Heritage Report 19.
284 pages + fiche

This report presents the results of excavations carried out on behalf of English Heritage in order to gather information which would help with the management and presentation of the site which is a firmly established element of the Dorset tourist trail.

Within the report most emphasis is given to the structural sequence and the survey work. There are sixteen pages of discussion/synthesis. The fiche is not supplied with the report but available free from Wessex Archaeology.

Monograph 13

An Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Norton, Cleveland
SJ Sherlock and MG Welch
Council for British Archaeology Research Report 82
225 pages plus fiche

This volume presents the results of the survey and excavation, by Cleveland County Council, of an almost complete Anglo-Saxon cemetery within the presumed boundaries of Bernicia, the northernmost of the Northumbrian kingdoms. One hundred and twenty burials were recorded. The volume includes extensive illustrations of artefacts but only four pages of comparative material/synthesis.

Monograph 14

The Viking Age buildings of Dublin
Patrick F Wallace
Published by the Royal Irish Academy
National Museum of Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy

Part 1 - Text - 207 pages
Part 2 - Illustrations - 215 pages

These volumes concentrate on the building remains from the Wood Quay group of sites excavated between 1974 and 1981. The excavations are summarised and building techniques, carpentry, etc are discussed in detail. There is a section on origins, contexts and comparisons setting the buildings into a broader European framework. A catalogue of the buildings is included but no artefact or environmental reports.

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