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Riassunto: In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries barrow digging became a field sport for local squires and parsons. Their desire for decorative relics led them to plunder the graves of their prehistoric ancestors. With a few notable exceptions their methods were lamentable: their workmen recklessly destroyed remains and pottery, and few made accurate records. What was most horrifying was the speed at which they worked - one individual digging over 30 barrows in a day and 9 in the space of two hours! Against this background it is perhaps amazing that any idea of the importance of recording provenance and context developed at all. But, in this fascinating survey of early field archaeology in Britain, Barry Marsden is able to highlight the careers and methods of the more responsible barrow diggers - from the first excavations of William Stukeley in the 1720s to the more orderly and painstaking work of the main nineteenth-century practitioners, concluding with the exemplary operations of Lt. General Pitt Rivers in the 1880s and 1890s. This substantially expanded and re-illustrated edition of a classic work that has been unavailable for many years has individual chapters on Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the Peak district, Wiltshire, Dorset and Cornwall.
About the Author: Born and bred in Derbyshire, Barry Marsden has spent many years studying the archaeology of the Peak District, where he has conducted numerous excavations and has collected the records of all the county's surviving burialmounds. He is a prolific author, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists.
Titolo: The early barrow-diggers
Casa editrice: Noyes Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1974
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Noyes Press, 1974. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Ed. (U.S.). Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP83628742
Descrizione libro Noyes Press, Park Ridge, New Jersey, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Dust jacket corners and spine ends bumped and rubbed. Board corners and spines lightly bumped. Very clean, tightly bound volume. "In the 18th and 19th centuries in England the digging of barrows became something of a field sport for local squires and parsons, whose desire for decorative relics spurred them to plunder the graves of their prehistoric ancestors." 126 pages including index. 5 1/2" x 8 3/4". Codice libro della libreria 7637
Descrizione libro Noyes Press, Park Ridge, NJ, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near fine. First edition. First edition, 1974, hardcover with blue cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 126pp., illustrated in b&w. Book fine, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ near fine with mild edgewear and rubbing, in protective mylar wrap. Codice libro della libreria B27770
Descrizione libro Noyes Press, 1974. Unbound. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0815550278
Descrizione libro Noyes Press, Park Ridge, New Jersey, 1974. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. First Edition - first printing. James Dyer, Consultant Editor. Book is clean and tight. Dust Jacket in protective cover. 126 pages with index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 007149
Descrizione libro Noyes Press, Park Ridge, New Jersey, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Original owner's name stamped on first blank page. Otherwise very clean, tight, no marks. Codice libro della libreria 000733
Descrizione libro Noyes Press, Park Ridge, NJ, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 20 B/W Photos, Illus (illustratore). First Edition. (full book description) Noyes Press, Park Ridge, NJ, 1974. 1st Ed. (U.S.) Fine/Good+, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6"x8.5", 126pp(Index). 20 B/W Photos, Illus. 1" DJ scrape mark on front cover, o.w. clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates, DJ tears etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0815550278 SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Codice libro della libreria CONROY123986I
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808155502734.0