The Life and Death of a Post Hole

Author(s): Peter J. Reynolds

Editor(s): E Shepherd

Year: 1995


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 that their deposition of co-evel with the early phases of the occupation of the structure is far greater than their representing a post-depositional phase of the site.

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The Life and Death of a Post Hole. Peter J. Reynolds, E Shepherd. In Interpreting Stratigraphy 5, Proceedings of a Conference held at Norwich Castle Museum on 16th June 1994 and supported by the Norfolk Archaeological Unit. Pp. 21-25. 1995 ( tDAR id: 415984) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8415984

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