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Excavations on Two Farms of the Romano-British Period at Bryn Eryr and Bush Farm, Gwynedd

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 November 2011

David Longley
Affiliation:
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Neil Johnstone
Affiliation:
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Jeremy Evans
Affiliation:
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust

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Excavations at two sites in Gwynedd have produced new evidence for highland zone rural settlement during the Romano-British period. At Bryn Eryr this activity was the culmination of a long sequence of development during the Iron Age. At Bush Farm, similarly, a Romano-British phase succeeded earlier, probably late prehistoric occupation of the site. At both locations significant structural changes took place during the Romano-British period as small stone-walled houses replaced larger, clay-walled buildings. Changes in the local farming economy have been identified and the proximity of the vicus at Segontium provided access to Roman pottery vessels. The quality and range of pottery from Bryn Eryr and Bush Farm are considerable in comparison with other ‘Highland Zone’ settlements and the material is discussed in detail.

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Britannia , Volume 29 , November 1998 , pp. 185 - 246
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Copyright © David Longley, Neil Johnstone and Jeremy Evans 1998. Exclusive Licence to Publish: The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

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