Cartimandua's Capital? : The late Iron Age Royal Site at Stanwick, North Yorkshire, Fieldwork and Analysis 1981–2011
Famous for the excavations carried out by Sir Mortimer Wheeler in 1951–52, the late Iron Age earthwork complex at Stanwick, North Yorks, is the largest prehistoric site in northern England.
The site was probably the seat of the Brigantian queen Cartimandua, and both the structures and the finds from the site reflect this status. A recent re-evaluation of the radiocarbon dates has led to a new chronology which has rewritten our understanding of late Iron Age Britain. This volume reports not only on the excavations of the 1980s, but also synthesises other work in the environs of the site.
Reviews & Quotes
"This is a clear and well-illustrated book, packed with helpful diagrams and photographs...Any student of Roman Britain and any general reader, who has visited or intends to visit Stanwick, will find this work a welcome addition to their shelves."
"To call it an excavation report is not to do it justice. The review provides a foundation for fundamentally reinterpreting the late iron age in northern England."
British Archaeology (05/12/2016)
"Overall, this is an immensely useful volume, wide-ranging and full of ideas, which will provide a new basis for our understandings of the Iron Age in northern England and provoke discussion for many years to come."
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society (06/06/2018)
"The volume is thus no straightforward, archaeological report but a clever, meticulous review of how history, archaeology and landscape interpretation can link together and throw new light on the way we read the past."
Stephen G. Upex
Landscape History (05/12/2017)