INSECT REMAINS FROM THE ROMAN FORT AT PAPCASTLE, CUMBRIA.

Author(s): E P Allison, H Kenward

Thirteen samples from deposits at the Roman fort at Papcastle, Cumbria were examined for insects. The majority of the samples were taken from waterlogged Phase 1 deposits dated to the late 1st - early to mid 2nd century A.D. The remaining two samples from Phase 3dated to the 3rd century, were barren of insect remains.Assemblages obtained were typical of those which have been recorded from Roman deposits elsewhere and grain pests were abundant, clearly indicating that grain was present nearby. A large part of the material appears tohave been 'background' fauna.

Report Number:
145/1988
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
9
Keywords:
Animal Remains Insect

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