The Fenland region has been the focus of considerable study and debate over the last 50 years but there has been no general book on the Roman occupation and development of the Fens since 1970.
This book examines Stonea as a central place in the fens - first the Icenian stronghold of Stonea Camp, then the Roman town adjacent to it and the subsequent development of Stonea Island.
The Roman infrastructure and economy are described, including the growth of Durobrivae and Godmanchester, the appearance of market towns and large settlements, and the importance of dairy production, sheep husbandry and salt-working.
The book is illustrated with over 100 maps, photographs, reconstruction drawings, site drawings and artefacts.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/07/2005
- Category: Archaeology by period / region
- ISBN: 9780752428994