If I remember (which I may not) Biddle mentions the "dark earth" in a (maybe more than one?) report on his Winchester excavations, ohhh, way back.
Maybe worth checking?
PS Is this "Viking Tricks" or another Tricks entirely?
Richard Tyndall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I was wondering if anyone could direct me to a book, report or other
resource which details the incidence and nature of the late Roman 'Dark
Earth' horizons in Britain.
I am currntly running an excavation of a Romano-British site consisting of
a silted streamway which has been used by the RB as a rubbish dump in the
late 4th century. The RB horizon fills and overflows the streamway and in
the overflow we have uncovered at least one clay floor and are now just
excavating a rough stone wall. I am particularly interested in some
references I have seen to the habit of building rough habitations within
what would otherwise be considered a rubish tip in the late RB period.
Any advice or direction to references would be greatly appreciated
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