By Robin Jackson

ISBN-10: 1782979948

ISBN-13: 9781782979944

Archaeological investigations at Huntsman’s Quarry, Kemerton, south Worcestershire in the course of 1995-6 recorded major past due Bronze Age profession components and box platforms spreading throughout greater than eight hectares. constrained facts for top Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Beaker task used to be additionally recovered including an Early Bronze Age ring-ditch.
Waterholes and linked round-houses, constructions and pits have been set inside of panorama of fields and droveways radiocarbon dated to the 12th–11th centuries cal BC. components of this box procedure most likely predated the payment. large artifactual and ecofactual assemblages have been recovered from the higher fills of the waterholes and bigger pits . The payment had a predominantly pastoral economic climate supported by means of a few cloth and bronze construction. Ceramics integrated a awesome percentage of non-local materials demonstrating that the neighborhood inhabitants loved a variety of nearby contacts. Wider ranging, nationwide trade networks have been additionally indicated through the presence of shale items in addition to the provision of bronze for metalworking, probably indicative of a website of a few social prestige. jointly the proof shows a small payment in which profession of person components used to be short-lived with the focal point of the cost transferring regularly. it truly is proposed that this happened on a generational foundation, with every one new release developing a brand new ‘homestead’ with an linked waterhole. The cost could be in comparison favorably to these identified alongside the Thames Valley yet formerly no longer well-known during this a part of the country.
Cropmark facts and constrained different investigations point out that the fields and droveways recorded symbolize a small fragment of a common procedure of barriers proven around the gravel terraces mendacity among Bredon Hill and the Carrant Brook. This controlled and arranged panorama seems to were tested for the upkeep of an financial system based on quite extensive cattle farming; the trackways facilitating seasonal stream of inventory among meadows along the Carrant Brook, the adjoining terraces and the better land on Bredon Hill.

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