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Victorian Excavation Methodology: The Society of Antiquaries at Silchester in 1893

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 April 2011

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The excavations of the Roman town of Silchester, Hampshire, undertaken under the auspices of the Society of Antiquaries between 1890 and 1909, are reconsidered in the light of renewed excavation on the site of insula IX, first explored in 1893. The excavation methodology of trial-trenching followed by area excavation of masonry buildings thus located is reviewed alongside the evidence of policy for the recovery and retention of finds. It is estimated that about 95 per cent of the archaeological resource survives for future research.

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Copyright © The Society of Antiquaries of London 2002

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