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A new chronology for the Welsh hillfort of Dinas Powys

Campbell, Ewan, Seaman, Andy ORCID:, Lane, Alan ORCID: and Noble, Gordon 2023. A new chronology for the Welsh hillfort of Dinas Powys. Antiquity 97 (369) , pp. 1548-1563. 10.15184/aqy.2023.156

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Dinas Powys was excavated by Leslie Alcock in the 1950s. Its rich finds assemblage set a standard for elite sites in post-Roman western Britain and offers rare insight into a region within the former Roman Empire where emergent socio-political structures were unaffected by ‘barbarian’ incursion. Alcock argued that the main defences belonged to a Norman period castle, but whilst this has been rejected the original dating continues to be wrongly quoted. This paper demonstrates via stratigraphic analysis and new radiocarbon dates that the Norman phase is a misnomer and that the early medieval site was a strongly defended multiphase fort.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0003-598X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 November 2022
Date of Acceptance: 1 November 2022
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2024 15:59

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