Thames Valley Archaeological Services Monograph: Volume 4
Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon sites on Shrubsoles Hill, Sheppey and at Wises Lane, Borden, Kent
by Sarah Coles, Stephen Hammond, Jo Pine, Steve Preston and Andy Taylor
Two excavations between 1999 and 2001 by TVAS shed light on the early development of the landscape on either side of the Swale in north Kent. On Shrubsloes Hill on the Isle of Sheppey, a Bronze Age landscape included a ring ditch (and presumably barrow), with associated cremation graves, a single linear ditch, and later a ditched enclosure and a flat cremation cemetery. The barrow was re-used when the site was occupied in the Saxon period.
At Borden, near Sittingbourne, three phases of development of an agricultural landscape can all be dated in the 1st century AD, when a droveway was flanked by changing patterns of field systems. This site also held a contemporary cremation cemetery. The site is of interest as it shows essential continuity of landholding and farming practice through the years either side of the Roman conquest.
A4 format, soft cover, 90pp, illustrated throughout including 8 colour plates.