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The Main Roman Villa Complex at Keston.
(Period 6: A.D. 200-300).

GRAPHIC: Plan of the Keston Roman Villa complex [d]

Plan of the excavated areas of the Keston Roman Villa complex as it was in AD 200-300, showing the villa buildings and the associated tombs.

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Publishing details of the two books follows:

THE ROMAN VILLA SITE AT KESTON, KENT.

First Report (Excavations 1968-1978)

by Brian Philp, Keith Parfitt, John Willson, Mike Dutto and Wendy Williams.

ISSN 0 1 4 1  2 2 6 4.
ISBN 0  9 4 7 8 3 1  0 7  X.

Published in 1991 this covers the most complete villa excavation in London, Kent, Sussex or Surrey. Two major masonry building and two major timber buildings were excavated, the main Villa-house, a second house and a great aisled barn. Beyond were ditched enclosures, fenced compounds, a quarry, a corn dryer, storage tanks, a metalled track and 1st century kiln debris. All 1st to 4th century AD. Beneath lay Iron Age pits and four-post structures and above a sunken-floored Saxon hut. Many detailed plans, sections, photographs and 938 drawn objects of all periods.

Published by: The Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit,
The Roman Painted House,
New Street, Dover, Kent, CT17 9AJ.
1991.
Price £16.00 (plus 20% for P&P).

THE ROMAN VILLA SITE AT KESTON, KENT.

Second Report (Excavations 1967 and 1978-1990)

by Brian Philp, Keith Parfitt, John Willson and Wendy Williams.

ISSN 0 1 4 1  2 2 6 4.
ISBN 0  9 4 7 8 3 1  0 8  8.

Published in 1999 this report completes the full excavation account following Volume 1 published in 1991. It deals with the main villa-house the early farmstead and more of the Iron Age site. A large section deals with the villa cemetery with its major mausolea and adjacent burials. Another section deals with Roman ritual shafts, the largest containing the skeletons of more than 40 animals. Many detailed plans, sections, photographs and 358 drawn objects of all periods.

Published by: The Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit,
The Roman Painted House,
New Street, Dover, Kent, CT17 9AJ.
1999.
Price £24.00 (plus 20% for P&P).


Order direct from:
The Roman Painted House,
New Street, Dover, Kent, CT17 9AJ.
Telephone enquiries: Dover ( 0 1 3 0 4 )  2 0 3 2 7 9.

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