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Glamorgan Iron Age and Roman Occupation

Glamorgan Vol 1 Part 2
Iron Age and Roman Occupation

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Glamorgan Vol 1 Part 2 Iron Age and Roman Occupation
By Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Published 1976.

Review of Contents
The first volume of the series in preparation for the former County of Glamorgan deals with sites and monuments up to the Norman Conquest. It is published in three parts, in a chronological succession made possible by departure from the presentations by parishes that was adopted in earlier Inventories.

Each part contains introductory sections on the physical background and the early communications of the periods under review, and proceeds to the detailed discussion and dsecription of the relevant classes of structure. Individual site entries are in the format already familiar, illustrated by photographs and original surveys, and distributions are plotted on a common base map distinguishing soil type as well as relief.

This second part covers the pre-Roman Iron Age and the Roman occupation. A general historical treatment of the Iron Age is followed by detailed analysis of the defensive enclosures by form, situation and individual development. Undefended settlements are few and poor by comparison. Roman military history is particularly well exemplified by the marching camps of early campaigns, by successive refortification of auxiliary forts, and by a good road system. Finally the civil settlement of the country is characterised by well documented excavations of villas at Llantwit Major, Whitton and Ely.

Part I of this volume covers the caves and megalithic monuments of the Stone Age, and the burial and ritual sites of the Bronze Age. Part 3 deals mainly with the inscribed and sculptured stone monuments of the Early Christian period, but contains useful sections on boundary dykes and early monastic sites.

Map of Ecclesiastical Parishes
List of plates
List of figures
Chairman's Preface
Report, with list of monuments selected by the Commissioners as especially worthy of preservation
Lists of Commissioners and staff
List of Ecclesiastical Parishes, with incidence of Monuments
Abbreviated titles of references
Presentation of material
Conversion tables, metric to imperial
Inventory. Part II: The Iron Age and the Roman Occupation
        Introductory Note
    The Physical Background
    Communications. Iron Age and Roman
        Hill-forts and Related Structures
        Unenclosed Hut Settlements
    Roman Remains
       Other Military Works
       Civil Sites
       Appendix: The Glamorgan section of Iter XII and the site of Bomium
Names of Places in Glamorgan
Index of Grid References

General Index
Map of Civil Parishes 

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