Pimperne Down (Site Name Keyword)

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The Domestic Fowl of the Iron Age (1978)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter J Reynolds.

"Research at Butser is currently demonstrating that a high level of expertise in agriculture existed at that tie. Farms were complex units with all the attributes once would expect. The basic agricultural economy embraced both production and service industries and was successful. The presence of fowl, whether Indian Red Jungle or Old English Game, serve to show that a level of sophistication existed which included that of competitive pleasure. Hardly the pursuits of tattooed, naked savages,...

Experimental Reconstruction (1993)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter J. Reynolds.

The remarkably detailed evidence of the house or houses recovered by excavation at Pimperne Down allowed a rare opportunity' to explore the physical nature of a large Iron Age roundhouse by attempting a one-to-one scale reconstruction. That there were two houses. The replacement built most probably immediately after the first. has been ably demonstrated by the excavators. Similarly, that the porch area in the south-east quadrant of the house was common to both structures is beyond question. The...

Iron Age Agriculture Reviewed (1985)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter J. Reynolds.

Text from Reynold's inaugural lecture for the Wessex Lecture series, given in 1983.

The Life and Death of a Post Hole (1995)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter J. Reynolds.

The construction of the Pimperne Round House and its subsequent dismantlement have already been reported (Harding, Blake & Reynolds 1993). This paper seeks to focus upon one specific aspect/discovery made during the dismantlement process which has considerable significance for future analysis of prehistoric round houses on two specific events: first, the projected longevity of such a structure, and second, the nature of materials finds from principal post-holes. For these latter, the probability...

Reconstruct or Construct - The Pimperne House (1989)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter J. Reynolds.

If ever there was a building boom it has to be in the business of reconstructing the past. In the last decade throughout Britain and Europe more prehistoric houses have been built than at any time since they were built with the serious intent of domestic occupation. It is, of course, a critical element in the process of interpreting the past, in making sense of patterns of post-holes or the waterlogged stumps of posts and stakes. However, the reasons for building all these structures rarely...

Substructure to Superstructure (1982)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter J. Reynolds.

This paper considers briefly the implications of stake-holes and post-holes with special reference to their structural and constructional qualities, and those factors which may affect their archaeological form. the case studies of two specific reconstructions of Iron Age round-houses are presented. The first is a post- and stake-built structure based on an excavation at Pimperne Down, Dorest. The second is a stone-built structure based on the excavation of Conderton Camp on Bredon Hill, Wors. In...