People and Places: Essays in Honour of Michael Aston
This volume of thirteen essays came out of a conference in December
2004 at Bristol University, to celebrate the career of Mick Aston
on the occasion of his retirement. They reflect his enthusiasm for
landscape and monastic archaeology in particular, and range in time
from prehistory to the nineteenth century. Mick's ability to
communicate archaeology to the masses has rightly seen him earn the
title of 'The Ambassador of British Archaeology'.
Foreword (Michael Cotsen) Mick Aston u An Appreciation (Trevor Rowley) Experiencing the prehistoric landscape of Somerset (Jodie Lewis) Chasing the tail of hunter-gatherers in south-western landscapes (Paula Gardiner) Keeping the faith: The physical expression of differing church customs in early medieval Britain (Teresa Hall) Anonymous thegns in the landscape of Wessex 900-1066 (Michael Cotsen) Strategy, symbolism and the downright unusual: The archaeology of three Somerset castles (Stuart Prior) The Premonstratensian Canons of south-western France: A preliminary survey (James Bond) Angevin Lordship and Colonial Romanesque in Ireland (Tadhg O'Keefe) The peripatetic life of the medieval bishops: The travels of Salisbury and Bath and Wells (Naomi Payne) An aristocratic mausoleum at Grosbot Abbey (Poitou-Charente, France) (Mark Horton and Katherine Robson-Brown) Not all archaeology is rubbish: The elusive life-histories of three artefacts from Shapwick, Somerset (Christopher Gerrard) 'Of naked Venuses and drunken Bacchanals': Tong Castle, Shropshire, and its landscapes (Paul Stamper) Clear fountains and turbid: Archaeology's crisis of of communication (Nick Corcos) Reconstructing past landscapes: What do we see? (Christopher Taylor).