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The Carlisle Millenium Project

Excavations in Carlisle 1998-2001 Vol 2 : Finds


From 1997 to 2001, works associated with Carlisle City Council’s Gateway City (Millenium) Project on Castle Way and Castle Gardens provided an important opportunity to conduct a programme of archaeological excavations on the site of the Roman fort at Carlisle, and to examine the development of part of the medieval castle, which occupies most of the fort site.

Five main areas were investigated prior to the construction of the Castle Way (Irish Gate) footbridge and the Millenium Gallery and underpass, in what was the largest archaeological excavation undertaken in Carlisle since the early 1980s.
Volume 2 presents detailed evidence of the artifacts and ecofacts from the site. It draws together the many reports produced by specialist researchers into a synthesis and discussion. This sheds light on day-to-day activity in and about both the Roman forts and medieval outer ward of the castle and illustrates the lives of those who built and inhabited the buildings within them. Much of the detailed project data have been compiled into a third, digital, volume: this takes the form of a DVD accompanying this book.


Oxford Archaeology North



Publication Date:

2010 April


302mm x 215mm hardback




Colour & black and white photos and drawings