Outside the Town Paperback / softback
by Richard Helm
Part of the CAT Occasional Paper series
Outside the Town describes discoveries made between 2006 and 2009 during excavations immediately south-east of Canterbury's Roman town wall.
Situated within sight of Watling Street and the main entrance into the town from the Roman port at Dover, the investigations revealed a late Roman shrine along with finds indicative of ritual offerings and associated feasting.
Apparently in use over a twenty year period from c AD 340, the shrine was positioned over a late Iron Age inhumation burial which may have originally been marked by a mound, and is one amongst a group of such late Iron Age and early Roman funerary monuments which exist in the vicinity.
Four late third-century burials preceded the construction of the shrine, and represent part of an intriguing funerary and religious landscape now emerging.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 158 pages, fully colour illustrated
- Publisher: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/07/2014
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781870545297