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Tatberht's Lundenwic: Archaeological Excavations in Middle Saxon London

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Tatberht lived on a farmstead on the outskirts of Lundenwic between the 8th and 9th centuries, an area now occupied by the National Portrait Gallery. He was clearly a literate man since he elegantly inscribed his name into a sheep bone taken from the dinner table. Although he was largely self-sufficient, his relationship with the core settlement would be the central to his life. He would have brought his livestock on the hoof to be slaughtered and consumed within Lundenwic, as well as supplying the residents with other good foods produced on his farm. During his lifetime Tatberht would have seen first-hand the thriving and bustling settlement of Lundenwic an may even have witnessed the first viking raids and experianced the impact this had on his and the comunities livelihood. This bookintroduces the results of four archaeological excavations in and around Lundenwic and presents new perspectives on Tatberht's London. The excavations were located at 28-31 James Street, the Lyceum Theatre, 21-24 Maiden Lane and the National Portrait Gallery. The book also includes a technical study of Middle Saxon fired daub together with experiments reconstructing wattle and daub. Very good condition - a tiny bit of scuffing on the cover's corners.

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Author(s):
Jim Leary
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780954293819
Number of pages:
162
Publisher:
Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited

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Tatberht lived on a farmstead on the outskirts of Lundenwic between the 8th and 9th centuries, an area now occupied by the National Portrait Gallery. He was clearly a literate man since he elegantly inscribed his name into a sheep bone taken from the dinner table. Although he was largely self-sufficient, his relationship with the core settlement would be the central to his life. He would have brought his livestock on the hoof to be slaughtered and consumed within Lundenwic, as well as supplying the residents with other good foods produced on his farm. During his lifetime Tatberht would have seen first-hand the thriving and bustling settlement of Lundenwic an may even have witnessed the first viking raids and experianced the impact this had on his and the comunities livelihood. This bookintroduces the results of four archaeological excavations in and around Lundenwic and presents new perspectives on Tatberht's London. The excavations were located at 28-31 James Street, the Lyceum Theatre, 21-24 Maiden Lane and the National Portrait Gallery. The book also includes a technical study of Middle Saxon fired daub together with experiments reconstructing wattle and daub. Very good condition - a tiny bit of scuffing on the cover's corners.

Author(s):
Jim Leary
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780954293819
Number of pages:
162
Publisher:
Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited

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