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Stowe Farm, Lincolnshire: A Multi-Period Archaeological Site in its Landscape

Hatton, Andrew (2019) Stowe Farm, Lincolnshire: A Multi-Period Archaeological Site in its Landscape. MPhil thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

Stowe Farm is located near West Deeping, Lincolnshire, in the Lower Welland Valley, a landscape characterised by the presence of many important archaeological sites discovered during past and more recent gravel extraction. Stowe Farm was one of the many projects instigated by extraction which prompted investigations between 1994 and 2000. This MPhil project has collated the Stowe Farm archival material and completed the work that was started back in 1994, with the aim to produce a cohesive site narrative and offer further contribution to the characterisation and contextualisation of the rich archaeological landscape of the Lower Welland Valley. In order to construct a more informed narrative, it has included broader comparative information complemented by environmental evidence. One of the major difficulties encountered during this MPhil research project was represented by the paucity of dating evidence. In addition, the loss of the material archive has precluded the possibility to reassess the original generic date range offered for the ceramic assemblages. Despite these issues, a cohesive narrative of the site of Stowe Farm has been constructed. The analysis of the evidence has offered the opportunity to gain further insight into the spatial and chronological development of the Lower Welland Valley landscape during the later prehistoric period. It has also enabled the author to identify Neolithic settlement of regional and national importance, Bronze Age ritual, funerary and agricultural activities and specialisation in livestock management during the Iron Age. The archaeological record from Stowe Farm shows patterns of local and regional variations, as well as patterns of similarities with sites distributed across Britain and Ireland, the interaction of which contributes to the distinct character of the Lower Welland Valley.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Archaeology (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Archaeology (Sheffield)

The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr Andrew Hatton
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 14:07
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 14:07
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/24560

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