Publications

See below for a selected list of Martin Carver's publications. For a full list of publications, including journal articles, see the complete list of publications.

Published:
2016

Second edition fully revised in sync with the final report

Published:
2016

The final report of the Portmahomack campaign by Martin Carver, Justin Garner-Lahire and Cecily Spall, co-directors.

Discoveries at Portmahomack in Easter Ross (1994 to 2008) were initially hailed as the first modern sighting of a Pictish monastery. The intensive period of post-excavation...

Published:
2014

Field practice in archaeology varies greatly throughout the world, mainly because archaeological sites survive in very different ways in different counties. Many manuals see this as a problem - to be defeated by the imposition of standardised procedures. In this book we relish the variety of...

Published:
2011

Comprehensive multi-author review of the archaeology of Medieval Europe twelfth to sixteenth centuries

Edited by Martin Carver and Jan Klapste
Sixty eight contributors, 605 pp numerous illustrations

It includes the archaeology of towns, villages, castles, ships and...

Published:
2011

New directions for the joined-up practice of archaeology today

‘Archaeology is for people’ is the theme of this book. Split between the academic and commercial sectors, archaeological investigation is also deeply embedded in the needs of local communities, making it simultaneously...

Published:
2010

Latest ideas on the beliefs and practices of the pagan ancestors of the English

This multi-author book edited by Martin with Sarah Semple and Alex Sanmark throws new light on the intellect of the earliest English - the way they thought, the way they viewed the world, and the way...

Published:
2010

The excavation of the fort built by Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians in 913AD

The majority of our county towns, and the shires themselves, owe their origins to the campaigns of Alfred and his children Edward the Elder and Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, in the late 9th and...

Published:
2009

Archaeological Investigation is a modern manual on field practice for students, academics and contract researchers.

"This is the best book in the English language for fifty years or more on the practice of field archaeology" Richard Hodges, Director of University of Pennsylvania...

Published:
2008

Discovery of a super-rich site in Early Medieval Scotland

"A gripping tale of rediscovery and detection, at once accessible and scholarly" William Dalrymple

Portmahomack is a small fishing village on the shore of the Dornoch Firth in North-East Scotland, where a few chance...

Published:
2005

The definitive report on the Sutton Hoo Burial Ground

This book contains a detailed account of the five campaigns so far carried out at the Anglo-Saxon Royal Burial Ground at Sutton Hoo: 17th century, 19th century, 1938/9, 1965/71 and 1983-2001.
The story begins with a Late...

Published:
1998

The excavation and explanation of England's first royal bural ground and public execution site

"This book is a very good story - a story of people, both those who were buried on the site and those who dug them up. It compresses into a few short pages a wealth of information and...

Published:
1993

The Reinvention of the town in Europe

The Dalrymple Lectures delivered at Glasgow in 1990 were dedicated to the understanding of the early Medieval (ie Post-Roman) town in Europe. Martin Carver here mounted an assault against the mindless recording of "rescue" sites in European...

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