Report number: 94/2001



Title WHITBY ABBEY CLIFF, WHITBY, NORTH YORKSHIRE: ARCHAEOMAGNETIC DATING REPORT 2001
Summary During excavations on the cliff top at Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire, a number of fired clay features were discovered. These features were thought to relate to the settlement associated with the original abbey in the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian periods. Four were sampled for archaeomagnetic dating to help establish a chronology for the site. Three of these were associated with a rectangular area of indeterminate function delineated by a masonry kerb. Archaeomagnetic analysis demonstrated that this feature was most probably last fired during the 8th Century AD. Dating of the fourth feature indicated that there had still been activity on the site some 250 years later.
Series CfA Reports
Pages 37
Authors
  • Linford, P K
Keywords Archaeomagnetism
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