PLANT REMAINS FROM ANNETWELL STREET CARLISLE, CUMBRIA.

Author(s): J P Huntley

93 bulk samples from the Roman fort at Carlisle were analysed for the carbonised and waterlogged plant remains. The results may be summarised as follows: 1. the numerical analyses isolate those contexts which are either dominated by one taxon or a group of taxa and which are, generally, associated with human activity. In particular, contexts with hay deposits, thatching and flooring material and cereal processing debris are isolated as well as faecal material. . 2. a wide range of context types has been analysed, predominantly from periods 3 and 5. There are no significant differences in the material recovered from these periods and there are no obvious changes in the botanical material with time. 3. there were areas for human and, possibly, animal occupation where large amounts fo organic material had accumulated and there were areas, specifically near hearths and ovens, which were kept clear. All in all, the botanical material gives a picture of a thriving, bustling site where people both lived and worked.

Report Number:
1/1989
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
103
Keywords:
Plant Remains

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