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H 290 x W 205 mm

372 pages

173 figures, 74 tables, 3 plates (colour throughout)

Published Jun 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803270043

Digital: 9781803270050

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Cornwall; Neolithic; Early Bronze Age; Iron Age; Early medieval; pits; roundhouse; enclosure; iron smelting; ironworking; charcoal burning; cereal processing

Down the Bright Stream: The Prehistory of Woodcock Corner and the Tregurra Valley, Cornwall

By Sean R. Taylor


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This volume reports on a series of fieldwork projects carried out in the Tregurra Valley, to the east of Truro, Cornwall between 2009-2015. The fieldwork led to the identification of a large number of pits and hearths across the site, the majority of which that have proved dateable spanning the Early Neolithic to the end of the Early Bronze Age.



Summary ;
1 Background to the Investigations ;
2 Location and Setting ;
3 The Excavations ;
4 The Ceramics ;
5 The Stonework ;
6 The Flint ;
7 Archaeometallurgy ;
8 Charred Plant Remains ;
9 Charcoal ;
10 Geoarchaeology ;
11 Radiocarbon Dating ;
12 Spatial and Artefactual Analysis of the Neolithic and Bronze Age Pits ;
13 Discussion ;
14 Bibliography

About the Author

Sean R. Taylor BA (Hons), MCIfA is currently a Senior Archaeologist with the Cornwall Archaeological Unit (CAU), for whom he has worked since 2001. He has directed a number of large excavations including Scarcewater (2004), Camelford School (2008), Tregurra (2012-14), and is currently managing the A30 project for CAU. Previous publications have included monographs on the Mitchell to St Newlyn East Pipeline and Scarcewater (with Dr Andy Jones) and a number of articles for Cornish Archaeology.