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European Archaeology Section

I. The Geology of London

Ancient London

By: George Byron Gordon

Volume XIII / Number 3

The accumulations that mark the progress of a city are closely related to the geological sequence in the earth’s surface. Cities may even be regarded as very recent and very minute parts of the geological record. They are laid down in strata corresponding in their history to the life that successively dwells in them. When […]


List of Selected Books

Ancient London

By: George Byron Gordon

Volume XIII / Number 3

John Stow—A Survey of London (1598). The great work on Mediaeval London and the first History of the City. It contains a translation of the Latin description written by Fitzstephen, a monk of Canterbury, in 1174 in his Life of Thomas a Becket. John Strype—Edition of Stow (1720). Phillip Stubbes—The Anatomie of Abuses (1583). Samuel […]