Whether you will want to make Essex your chosen patch, visiting the many archaeological monuments that lie within ten miles of every town or village, probably depends on whether you live in or near Essex, but non-Essexonians can also read this book with profit because of the clarity with which the author sets out the context for the gazetteer that fills the second half of the book. The first 110 pages are, in effect, a potted archaeology of a county that has a good share of the type sites or artefacts for their period; they range from the Swanscombe skull, Hoxne axe and Clactonian tools to Roman Chelmsford and Saxon Mucking – the latter almost beyond the scope of a book that ends with the early 5th century, but that is included because it is a multi-period site, with settlement and industry dating back to the Bronze Age, as well as the settlement established around 400 AD by mercenaries commissioned by the Roman-British authorities to defend the Thames estuary.
al threat to archaeology: the lack of places dedicated to intellectual and social bonding.
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