Two Iron Age 'Aggregated' Settlements in the Environs of Leicester.
Excavations at Beaumont Leys and Humberstone
Leicester Archaeology Monograph No. 19
University of Leicester School of Archaeology and Ancient History (2011), 9780956017949
Leicester Archaeology Monograph No.19
Excavations at Beaumont Leys and Humberstone, on the outskirts of Leicester, revealed two Iron Age 'aggregated' settlements, closely associated with long-lived linear boundaries. Both sites were predominantly involved with livestock farming and are significantly larger than other previously excavated settlements, with Humberstone being the largest Iron Age site yet found in Leicestershire. The scale and longevity of the two sites, spanning much of the Iron Age, is reflected in the material culture, which includes the largest pottery and animal bone assemblages from contemporary sites in the East Midlands.