Volume 1: Late Upper Palaeolithic-Anglo-Saxon

By A. P. Fitzpatrick, Andrew B. Powell and Michael J. Allen

ISBN 978-1-874350-19-4

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Five main excavations and a number of smaller ones were undertaken in advance of the construction of the A27 Westhampnett Bypass near, Chichester, West Sussex, in 1992. This volume presents the evidence for settlement and related evidence that spans 11,000 years from the Late Upper Palaeolithic to the medieval.

The sites examined included a Late Upper Palaeolithic palaeosol, two early Mesolithic residential base camps, isolated Early and Late Neolithic pits, an Early Bronze Age barrow and a Middle Bronze Age settlement, a Middle Iron Age settlement, an unusual Romano-British enclosure of unknown function, perhaps a shrine, and an Anglo-Saxon Sunken-Featured building.

These excavations provide the first archaeological transect across part of the West Sussex Coastal Plain and provide a useful contrast to the well-explored Sussex Downs immediately to the north.



Volume 2: the Late Iron Age, Romano-British, and Anglo-Saxon cemeteries

by A.P. Fitzpatrick Published 1997: Report 12 ISBN: 1-874350-20-5

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Five excavations were undertaken in advance of the construction of the A27 Westhampnett Bypass, near Chichester, West Sussex. These revealed a Late Iron Age religious site which contained over 160 cremation burials, a Romano-British cremation cemetery with a further 36 burials and an Anglo-Saxon cemetery with 10 inhumation graves.