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London: archaeology
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Since London has been a major city since Roman times, and was an administrative hub, ecclesiastical centre and international port throughout the Middle Ages, its many and varied inhabitants have left traces in the form of artefacts which have been steadily recovered from the earth in modern times and placed in the city's museums. However, a series of archaeological excavations in the 1970s and 80s dramatically increased the quantity of recovered objects. These discoveries place London in the for…

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Gale R. Owen-Crocker, “London: archaeology”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 18 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_SIM_000942>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503

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