NO 16: Excavations at Dorestad 3

Together with two other publications (1980 and 2015), this archaeological report gives a tentative impression of what the lively trade centre of Dorestad must have looked like.

Extensive excavations at Dorestad

This archaeological report is the second in a series of publications on archaeological field research carried out between 1967 and 1977 near Wijk bij Duurstede. Close to Wijk bij Duurstede lies the site of Dorestad, one of the most important international trade centres in north-western Europe from the late seventh to the mid-ninth century. The fieldwork carried out at Dorestad constitutes one of the most extensive excavation projects of the 1960s and 70s. The present publication was preceded by another report, published in 1980. The third and final volume followed in 2015: ‘Excavations at Dorestad 4 ’. The excavations were carried out by the Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek (ROB), the predecessor of the present Cultural Heritage Agency.


Series: Nederlandse Oudheden 16
Authors: W.A. van Es, W.J.H. Verwers, with contributions by J. van Doesburg, H. Enno van Gelder, C. Isings
ISBN: 978-90-5799-127-1
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, 2009