On food and fodder: archaeobotanical investigations of Bamburgh Castle's west ward, 9th through 12th centuries

Blakeney, Rebecca A. (2017) On food and fodder: archaeobotanical investigations of Bamburgh Castle's west ward, 9th through 12th centuries. MSc(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This dissertation details the identification, analysis and interpretation of archaeobotanical remains from nineteen contexts sampled from Bamburgh Castle’s West Ward. This study explores samples spanning the 8th through 13th centuries at the fortress. The interpretation of an early medieval grain-drying kiln is central to this report. The kiln is compared, both structurally and macrobotanically, to a selection of roughly contemporary kilns across Britain. This feature, and especially the charred plant remains preserved within, provide valuable evidence toward at least small-scale crop-processing activities at Bamburgh Castle during the Early Medieval period.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MSc(Res))
Supervisors: Livarda, Alexandra
King, Chris
Keywords: Bamburgh Castle, Grain drying kiln, Corn drier, Archaeobotany, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman
Subjects: C Auxiliary sciences of history > CC Archaeology
D History - General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
Item ID: 47648
Depositing User: Blakeney, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 04:40
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 09:47
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47648

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