The Mendip hills in Somerset have been exploited for their minerals from pre-history to the twentieth century.
This report records the results of the archaeological work at Charterhouse in 1993 and 1995. Central to the enquiry was Roman mining in the first century AD.
Details include rich deposits of pottery and coins found at the site and also recorded is a mass of animal bone of the same date. Discussion of the significance of Mendip minerals in the early Roman economy is appended.
This is the most recent account of Roman mining on Mendip and adds much to our knowledge of Roman occupation of the West Country.
Publisher The Mint Press. Author Malcolm Todd with contributions by Rebecca Gee, Geoffrey Dannell, Brenda Dickinson, Michael Rouillard, L Loving, J. Jones and I.M.Stone. Paperback 88 pages including 41 illustrations of graphs, maps, plans and figures of flint artifacts and pottery finds. 297mm X 210 mm