Publications

This list of publications by the staff of the Field Archaeology Unit, National Museums Liverpool, includes monographs|, articles and notes| and unpublished reports| with a significant research element.

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Monographs

Cowell RW and Warhurst MH 1984 'The Calderstones: a Pre¬historic Tomb on Merseyside, Liverpool', Merseyside Archaeological Society 40pp.

Cowell RW and Innes JB 1994 'The Wetlands of Merseyside Lancaster Imprints 2', Lancaster University, 258pp.

Cowell RW and Bowden A 1997 (eds) 'Missing Links Alive: The Story of Human Evolution', National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool, 52pp.

Cowell RW and Philpott RA 2000 'Prehistoric, Roman and medieval excavations in the Lowlands of North West England: Excavations along the Line of the A5300 in Tarbock and Halewood' National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool, 256 pp.

Griffiths D, Philpott RA and Egan G (eds) 2007 'Meols: The Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast: Discoveries and observations in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a catalogue of collections', Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph 68, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University, 498pp.

Philpott RA 1988 'Historic Towns of the Merseyside Area: a survey of urban settlement to c1800' Liverpool Museum Occasional Paper, No 3, 60 pp.

Philpott RA 1991 'Burial Practices in Roman Britain: A survey of grave treatment and furnishing AD 43-410' British Archaeological Reports British Series 219, 472 pp.

Philpott RA 2007 'The Archaeology of the Falkland Islands 1: The Early Falkland Islands Company Settlements: An Archaeological Survey', Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust/National Museums Liverpool, 104 pp.

Articles and notes

Cowell RW 2008 'Coastal Sefton in the Prehistoric Period' in Lewis JM and Stanistreet JE (editors) 'Sand and Sea - Sefton's Coastal Heritage: archaeology, history and environment of a landscape in north-west England', Sefton Council, Leisure Services Department (Libraries), 20-27.

Philpott RA 2008 'Searching for Lost Settlements - the example of Meols' in Lewis JM and Stanistreet JE (editors) 'Sand and Sea - Sefton's Coastal Heritage: archaeology, history and environment of a landscape in north-west England', Sefton Council, Leisure Services Department (Libraries), 44-63.

Philpott RA 2008 'Roman Merseyside: Twenty five years on' Journal Merseyside Archaeological Society 12, 27-60.

Philpott RA 2008 'Medieval Settlement in Merseyside' Journal Merseyside Archaeological Society 12, 69-86.

Bienkowski P, Adams R, Philpott RA and Sedman L 1997 ‘Soundings at Ash-Shorabat and Khirbat Dubab in the Wadi Hasa, Jordan: The Stratigraphy’ Levant 29, 41-70.

Cowell RW 1991a 'The Prehistory of Merseyside' Journal Merseyside Archaeological Society 7, 21-61

Cowell RW 1991b. ‘Interim Report on the Survey of the Wetlands in Merseyside: 1990-91’ North West Wetlands Survey Annual Report 2. Lancaster, Lancaster University, 13-20

Cowell RW 1992 a. ‘Wetland Survey in Merseyside Winter 1991/2: Aspects of Mesolithic and Neolithic settlement’ North West Wetlands Survey Annual Report 1992. Lancaster. Lancaster University, 29-36.

Cowell RW 1992 b ‘Prehistoric Survey in North Cheshire’ Cheshire Past, 1, 6-7.

Cowell RW 1992 c‘Greasby, North Wirral. Excavations at an early mesolithic site :Interim report’ Archaeology North west: Bulletin of CBA North West, 4, 7-15

Cowell RW 1995 ‘Some later prehistoric finds from Merseyside and the North West’ Journal of the Merseyside Archaeological Society, 9 (for 1990-1), 25-44

Cowell, RW 1996 ‘The Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic’ The Archaeology of Lancashire: Present State and Future Priorities (ed R Newman), Lancaster. Lancaster Archaeological Unit, 19-34

Cowell RW 1999 ‘The Human Influence to the Norman Conquest’ Ecology and Landscape Development, A History of the Mersey Basin' Liverpool, Liverpool University Press/National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, 33-41.

Cowell RW 2000 a ‘The Neolithic and Bronze Age in the lowlands of North West England’ in Harding J and Johnston R (eds) 'Northern Pasts: Interpretations of the Later Prehistory of Northern England and Southern Scotland', BAR British Series 302, Oxford, 111-130.

Cowell RW 2002 a ‘Liverpool Urban Fringes’, in 'The Archaeology of a Changing Landscape: The Last thousand Years in Merseyside', Journal of the Merseyside Archaeological Society, 11, 89-122.

Cowell RW 2002 b ‘Knowsley Rural Fringes’ in 'The Archaeology of a Changing Landscape: The Last thousand Years in Merseyside', Journal of the Merseyside Archaeological Society, 11,123-166.

Cowell, RW 2005 a ‘Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers on Alderley Edge’ 20-32 in Timberlake S and Prag AJNW 'The Archaeology of Alderley Edge' BAR British Series, 396, Oxford.

Cowell, RW 2005 b ‘Late Prehistoric Lowland Settlement in North West England’, 65-76 in Nevell M and Redhead N (eds)'A Regional Study of an Iron Age and Romano-British Upland Settlement Manchester Archaeological Monographs', 1, University Manchester Archaeological Unit, Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit and Mellor Archaeological Trust, Manchester.

Cowell RW 2006 ‘Prehistoric South-West Lancashire’ in Pollard R and Pevsner N 2006 'Lancashire: Liverpool and the South-West, Pevsner Architectural Guide', Yale University Press, London and New Haven, 9-14.

Cowell RW and Bowden A 1997 (eds) 'Missing Links Alive: The Story of Human Evolution'. National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool, 52 pp.

Cowell RW, Milles A and Roberts G 1993 ‘Prehistoric Footprints on Formby Point Beach, Merseyside’ North West Wetlands Survey Annual Report 1993 (ed R Middleton) Lancaster, Lancaster University, 43-48.

Cowell RW and Philpott RA 1994 ‘Some finds from Cheshire reported to Liverpool Museum’ Cheshire Past 3, 10-11.

Davey PJ and Philpott RA 1992 ‘Peel Town Sampling Project, 1985’ in Lewis J (ed.) 1992 Peel Town: An Archaeological and Architectural Assessment Douglas, Isle of Man: Isle of Man Government/University of Liverpool, 55-73.

Philpott RA 1983 a 'Sampling Excavations in Prescot, 1983-4 (Sites 6-26)' with Davey PJ, Journal of the Merseyside Archaeological Society 5, 1982-83, 39-48.

Philpott RA 1983 b 'Prescot and its Archaeology' Journal of the Merseyside Archaeological Society 5, 1982-83, 107-109.

Philpott RA 1984 a 'The Glass' pp. 90-91, 104-108; in Barker D and Barker B 1984 ' A Late 18th Century Pit Group from Haregate Hall, Leek, Staffordshire' Staffordshire Archaeological Studies 1, 1984, 87-136.

Philpott RA 1984 b Prescot Sampling Project 1983-84 (with Davey PJ). Monograph, North West Archaeological Trust, Liverpool.

Philpott RA 1987 a 'Merseyside in the Roman Period' Journal of the Merseyside Archaeological Society 7, 1986-87, 61-74.

Philpott RA 1987 b 'The Medieval Towns of Merseyside' Journal of the Merseyside Archaeological Society 7, 1986-87, 105-120.

Philpott RA 1993 'A Romano-British Farmstead at Irby, Wirral, and its Place in the Landscape' Archaeology North-West 5, 19-25.

Philpott RA 1993 Review article: Michael Nevell, Tameside before 1066. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council with Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit. 1992. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire 143, 238-9.

Philpott RA 1993 'Late Roman cemetery organisation in Roman Britain' in Struck M (ed) Römerzeitliche Gräber als Quellen zu Religion, Bevölkerungsstruktur und Sozialgeschichte Archäologische Schriften des Instituts für Vor- und Frühgeschichte der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 3, 413-20.

Philpott RA 1993 'Personal Ornaments and Burial Practices in Roman Britain' in Struck M (ed) Römerzeitliche Gräber als Quellen zu Religion, Bevölkerungsstruktur und Sozialgeschichte Archäologische Schriften des Instituts für Vor- und Frühgeschichte der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 3, 167-79.

Philpott RA 1994 'An Archaeological Survey at Port Egmont, Saunders Island, 1992' The Falkland Islands Journal 6 (part 3), 86-105.

Philpott RA 1994 'The Implications of Irby' in Carrington P (ed.) 'From Flints to Flower Pots: Current research in the Dee-Mersey region'. Papers from a seminar held at Chester, February 1994 Chester City Council: Archaeological Service Occasional Paper No 2, pp. 26-32.

Philpott RA 1996 a ‘Port Egmont: the Earliest British Settlement in the Falkland Islands’ Post-Medieval Archaeology 30, 1-63.

Philpott RA 1996 b ‘New Light on the Early Settlement at Port Louis, East Falkland: The French Occupation 1764-7’ Falkland Islands Journal 6 (part 5), 54-67.

Philpott RA 1998 a ’Keppel Island: An Interim Report on the Archaeological Survey, 1997’ Falkland Islands Journal Vol 7 (part 2), 99-112.

Philpott RA 1998 b ‘New Evidence from Aerial Reconnaissance for Roman Military Sites in Cheshire’ Britannia 29, 341-353.

Philpott RA 1999 a ‘Three Byzantine Coins found near the North Wirral Coast in Merseyside’ Trans Historic Soc Lancashire Cheshire 148, 197-202.

Philpott RA 1999 b 'A Romano-British Brooch Type from North-West England' Britannia, 30, 274-86.

Philpott RA 2000 ‘Recent Anglo-Saxon Finds from Merseyside and Cheshire and their archaeological significance’ Medieval Archaeology 43, 194-202.

Philpott RA 2001 ‘The Falkland Islands Archaeological Survey: A Case Study’ in Wise P (ed.) 'Indulgence or Necessity? Research in Museum Archaeology', Society of Museum Archaeologists Conference Proceedings, Stoke-on-Trent 1999, 48-55.

Philpott RA 2001 ‘The Northern Cornovii’ West Midlands Archaeology 44, 13-16.

Philpott RA 2005 ‘Romano-British Rural Settlement in the Dee-Mersey Region: some themes’ in Nevell M and Redhead N 2005 Mellor: 'Living on the Edge. A Regional Study of an Iron Age and Romano-British Upland Settlement', University of Manchester Archaeological Unit, Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit and Mellor Archaeological Trust, pp 77-86.

Philpott RA 2006 ‘South-West Lancashire from the Roman Conquest to the Middle Ages’ South-West Lancashire Pevsner Architectural Guide, Yale University Press, London and New Haven, 14-22.

Philpott RA 2006 ‘The Romano-British Period Resource Assessment’ in Brennand M (ed.) The Archaeology of North West England, An Archaeological Research Framework for North West England: Volume 1 Resource Assessment, Archaeology North West 8, 59-90.

Philpott RA and Adams M 1999 ‘An Interim Report on the Excavations of an Iron Age and Romano-British Site at Irby, Wirral’ in M. Nevell (ed.) Living on the Edge of Empire: Models, Methodology & Marginality. Late-Prehistoric and Romano-British Rural Settlement in North-West England Archaeology North West 3 (for 1998), 64-73.

Philpott RA and Eshelman RE 2004 ‘A Fuegian Projectile Point found on Steeple Jason, Falkland Islands’ Falkland Islands Journal 8, (part 3), 46-58.

Philpott RA and Lewis JM 1999 ‘The Human Influence: the Norman Conquest - Industrial Revolution’ in Greenwood EF (ed.) Ecology and Landscape Development. A History of the Mersey Basin Liverpool University Press/NMGM, pp. 45-55.

Philpott RA and Reece R 1993 'Sépultures rurales en Bretagne romaine', in 'Monde des morts and monde des vivants en Gaule romaine', 6th supplement of la Revue Archéologique du Centre de la France, 417-23.

Swan V and Philpott RA 2000 ‘Legio XX VV and Tile Production at Tarbock, Merseyside’ Britannia 31, 55-67.

Unpublished reports with a significant research element

Cowell RW 2002 'Romano-British and Late Prehistoric Excavations at Duttons Farm, Lathom, West Lancashire: 2nd interim report: 1999-2001', unpublished report, Liverpool Museum.

Cowell RW 2003 'Prehistoric and Romano-British Excavations at Duttons Farm, Lathom, West Lancashire: Third interim report: 1999-2002', unpublished report, Liverpool Museum.

Philpott RA and Cowell RW 1992 'An Archaeological Assessment of Land East of Telegraph Road, Irby', unpublished report, Liverpool Museum.

Philpott RA, Simmons P and Cowell RW 1993'An Archaeological Evaluation at Southworth Hall Farm, Croft, Cheshire', February 1993, unpublished report, Liverpool Museum.

Philpott RA, Brett JR and Leech RH 2005 'Archaeological Field Survey in the Cayon Area, St Kitts: An Interim report to the St Christopher Island Authorities and St Christopher Heritage Society' unpublished report. 29 pp.