Stanway

Book Details

Author  Philip Crummy
Publisher  Roman Society Publications
Publication Date   December 1, 2007
ISBN  0907764355
Pages  480

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This detailed volume is the final report from excavations at Stanway, on the outskirts of Colchester which took place in stages between 1987 and 2002. A Mid-Iron Age farmstead represents the oldest structure found on the site, but it is a series of Late Iron Age burials, probably from one high-status family of the Catuvellauni which have attracted the most attention. Burials at the cemetery continued to arround 60 AD providing important information for the native elite during the period of the Roman conquest. Grave goods include glass vessels, amphorae of wine and several gaming boards and many goods show evidence of ritual breakage. Discussion includes articles on dating, the identity of those buried and comparison with other elite British burials.

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