Experimental Reconstruction

Author(s): Peter J. Reynolds

Editor(s): D.W. Harding; I.M. Blake; Peter J. Reynolds

Year: 1993


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 simple objective of the reconstruction. however, was to examine in detail the actual building as represented by' one of the phases identified by the excavators and to evaluate, if possible, the significance of ancillary evidence, additional to the obvious circles of post- and stake-holes. for the structure itself or its construction.

Cite this Record

Experimental Reconstruction. Peter J. Reynolds, D.W. Harding, I.M. Blake, Peter J. Reynolds. In An Iron Age Settlement in Dorset, Excavation and Reconstruction. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, Department of Archaeology Monograph Series. 1993 ( tDAR id: 417662) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8417662

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Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 3918


Rights & Attribution: Christine Shaw contributed a copy of this document to the collection. EXARC thanks her for her dedication for preserving the Butser Ancient Farm Archive.

General Note: More information about the Butser Ancient Farm Archive and this document can be found at Butser.org.uk

General Note: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

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