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Title: The early development of the Roman freestone industry in South-central England : a geological characterisation study of Roman funerary monuments and monumental architecture
Author: Hayward, Kevin Michael John
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 882X
Awarding Body: The University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2006
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This research investigates the geological character and source of the very earliest examples of fine carving and inscription work in Roman Britain. First to early second century tombstones and architectural fragments at key centres from south-east England have, for the first time, been sampled, analysed and compared with examples of freestone obtained from the Middle Jurassic ridge of England and northern France. The approach employed has been the application of integrated petrology, both to archaeological specimens, and possible outcrop sources. The petrological information/data gathered during the study, supplemented by a range of geochemical information/data, has shown that much of the material traditionally considered "Bath stone" derives from other sources.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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