Excavations in Castletown, Isle of Man, 1989-1992
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
An introductory chapter sets the context for the excavations in historical, cultural and geographical terms. Part I considers the Castle Rushen excavation, in general and in terms of a wide range of specialist information – bone implements, coins, clay pipes, flint, glass, ironwork, non-ferrous metal, pottery, and stone and plaster. Part II reports on the Bank Street excavation generally and presents the pottery evidence found on the site. In Part III a general report on the Castle Rushen Stores excavation is followed by the specialist evidence – bone implements, brick and clay, coal, coins, clay pipes, flint, floor tiles, glass, ironwork, non-ferrous metals, pottery, and slag. The environmental evidence (animal and fish bone, bird bone, mollusks) for both the Castle Rushen and Castle Rushen Stores excavations is considered in Part IV. A concluding chapter reviews the results of the excavations and suggests directions for future research, and the volume is completed by a bibliography.