From the Author
We excavated a Roman villa and prehistoric settlement for several years at Beddington, to the south of London, and after the first stage of the excavation we wrote this popular account of the excavation to give people an idea of what was found and how the work was done. The site was on a former sewage works where sewage sludge was once regularly spread - but it was also right next to a modern sewage works, which made working conditions unpleasant when the wind was in the wrong direction!
About the Author
Husband-and-wife Lesley and Roy Adkins are both archaeologists, Members of the Institute of Field Archaeologists and Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Lesley has a degree in archaeology, ancient history and Latin from the University of Bristol and Roy a degree in archaeology from University College, Cardiff. They have written numerous books and articles on archaeological and historical themes. They have travelled widely in Europe and the Middle East, led guided tours of archaeological sites in Britain, and are keen photographers who run their own picture library. They live on the fringe of Dartmoor National Park in Devon.