The Settlement and Drainage of the Wentlooge Level, Gwent: Excavation and Survey at Rumney Great Wharf 1992

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The Settlement and Drainage of the Wentlooge Level, Gwent: Excavation and Survey at Rumney Great Wharf 1992

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dc.contributor.author Fulford, M.G en_GB
dc.contributor.author Allen, J.R.L en_GB
dc.contributor.author Rippon, Stephen en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-05T14:37:22Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:36:11Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:09:17Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Introduction: The Wentlooge Level in SE Wales represents an extensive area of some 35 km' of alluvium reclaimed from estuarine saltmarsh from the Romano-British period onwards (FIGS I-2).1 As was noted by Allen,' the landscape is characterised at its southern and northern extremities by a pattern of small irregular fields, often fossilizing the meanderings of natural drainage channels (FIG. 2). This arrangement is typical of many of the reclaimed alluvial wetlands that fringe the Severn Estuary.' The remainder of the Wentlooge Level is distinguished by a very different landscape, comprising regularly planned blocks of long, narrow, and generally straight-sided fields, quite unique among the wetlands of the Severn Estuary.4 At Rumney Great Wharf, north east of Cardiff, part of the latter field-system can be seen cut into a clay-peat shelf in the intertidal zone (see below), thus indicating a major episode of coastal retreat and the repositioning of the sea-wall across it;s similar evidence from the intertidal zone can be recognised as far to the north-east as Peterstone Gout.6 An extensive spread of Romano-British pottery and primitive iron-making slag was associated locally with this field-system in the intertidal zone at Rumney Great Wharf, while survey of the adjacent mud cliff revealed at least one ditch, sealed by a buried palaeosol, which yielded stratified Roman material. Further erosion of the mud cliff revealed more ditches with Romano- British material, as well as other indications of settlement, and prompted a programme of survey and excavation grant-aided by Cadw and the National Museum of Wales in the spring of 1992. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Britannia, Vol. 25. (1994), pp. 175-211. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/19853 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies en_GB
dc.relation.url http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0068-113X%281994%2925%3C175%3ATSADOT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Y en_GB
dc.subject Settlement en_GB
dc.subject Wentlooge Level en_GB
dc.subject Rumney Great Wharf en_GB
dc.subject Romano-British en_GB
dc.title The Settlement and Drainage of the Wentlooge Level, Gwent: Excavation and Survey at Rumney Great Wharf 1992 en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-03-05T14:37:22Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:36:11Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:09:17Z
dc.identifier.issn 0068-113X en_GB
dc.description Reproduced with the permission of the publisher and JSTOR. Journal home page http://www.romansociety.org/frame.htm en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Britannia en_GB


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