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Later Prehistoric And Roman Landscapes On The Berkshire Downs

Author : Paula Susan Levick
ISBN : 1407313665
Genre : Social Science
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"The aim was to examine land-use and settlement on the Berkshire Downs from the Bronze Age to the end of the Romano-British period. ... A multi-disciplinary approach was used to rebuild this landscape. Aerial transcription from the National Mapping Programme is used to provide a view of the landscape before its destruction through modern agriculture, while maps and documents, lidar, woodland survey, geophysics and metal detected finds are used to create a theoretical account of activity across this region."--Abstract.

Anglo Saxon Farms And Farming

Author : Debby Banham
ISBN : 9780191667312
Genre : History
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Farming was the basis of the wealth that made England worth invading, twice, in the eleventh century, while trade and manufacturing were insignificant by modern standards. In Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming, the authors employ a wide range of evidence to investigate how Anglo-Saxon farmers produced the food and other agricultural products that sustained English economy, society, and culture before the Norman Conquest. The first part of the volume draws on written and pictorial sources, archaeology, place-names, and the history of the English language to discover what crops and livestock people raised, and what tools and techniques were used to produce them. In part two, using a series of landscape studies - place-names, maps, and the landscape itself, the authors explore how these techniques might have been combined into working agricultural regimes in different parts of the country. A picture emerges of an agriculture that changed from an essentially prehistoric state in the sub-Roman period to what was recognisably the beginning of a tradition that only ended with the Second World War. Anglo-Saxon farming was not only sustainable, but infinitely adaptable to different soils and geology, and to a climate changing as unpredictably as it is today.

Beyond The Medieval Village

Author : Stephen Rippon
ISBN : 9780199203826
Genre : History
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The varied character of Britain's countryside and towns provides communities with a strong sense of local identity. One of the most significant features of the southern British landscape is the way that its character differs from region to region, with compact villages in the Midlands contrasting with the sprawling hamlets of East Anglia and isolated farmsteads of Devon. Even more remarkable is the very 'English' feel of the landscape in southern Pembrokeshire, in the far south west of Wales. Hoskins described the English landscape as 'the richest historical record we possess', and in this book Stephen Rippon explores the origins of regional variations in landscape character, arguing that while some landscapes date back to the centuries either side of the Norman Conquest, other areas across southern Britain underwent a profound change around the 8th century AD.

Thorps In A Changing Landscape

Author : Paul Cullen
ISBN : 1902806824
Genre : History
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"The authors consider the siting of 'thorps' and 'throps' in relation to the landscape and to soil types in particular. Amply demonstrating the value of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of early medieval settlement in England, the authors are able to draw important conclusions about the changes in farming that swept the country during this period and by association the process of village nucleation. By examining both the chronology of place-names in 'thorp' and 'throp' and their qualifying elements (notably the presence or absence of personal names), it appears possible to chart both the speed at which arable enterprises farmed in severalty converted to communal cultivation as well as the direction in which the changes spread. There is a sense of real excitement as many fresh insights are revealed in the course of the book"--Page 4 of cover.

The Romano British Villa At Castle Copse Great Bedwyn

Author : Eric Hostetter
ISBN : 0253328020
Genre : Architecture
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Results of the systematic study of the ruins of the large Roman courtyard villa at Castle Copse, southwest England. It includes overviews of the history and geography of the area, as well as a complete survey of the site - topography, geology, hydrology, and stratigraphy, and studies of the architecture, mosaics, wall painting and numerous finds. This research sheds light not just on the villa, but on the importance of associated sites as centres of power from the Iron Age to Saxon times.

Transforming Townscapes

Author : Neil Christie
ISBN : 9781351191418
Genre : Social Science
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"This monograph details the results of a major archaeological project based on and around the historic town of Wallingford in south Oxfordshire. Founded in the late Saxon period as a key defensive and administrative focus next to the Thames, the settlement also contained a substantial royal castle established shortly after the Norman Conquest. The volume traces the pre-town archaeology of Wallingford and then analyses the town's physical and social evolution, assessing defences, churches, housing, markets, material culture, coinage, communications and hinterland. Core questions running through the volume relate to the roles of the River Thames and of royal power in shaping Wallingford's fortunes and identity and in explaining the town's severe and early decline."

Landscape Settlement And Society In Roman And Early Medieval Wiltshire

Author : Simon Draper
ISBN : UOM:39015069113945
Genre : Social Science
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Landscape Settlement and Society in Roman and Early Medieval Wiltshire

The Future Of Surface Artefact Survey In Europe

Author : John L. Bintliff
ISBN : 1841271349
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Nine studies, taken from a session at the EAA meeting in Riga in 1996, focus on the current application and future directions for surface survey techniques. Contents: Editorial overview (John Bintliff, Martin Kuna & Natalie Venclov?); Future directions for surface survey in Greece (John Bintliff); Future directions in Italian field survey (Nicola Terrenato); Surface artefact studies in the Czech Republic (Martin Kuna); Reflections on the future for surface lithic artefact study in England (John Schofield); Territorie et peuplement en France, de l'Age du Fer au Moyen Age (Claude Raynaud); The past, present and future of the Polish Archaeological Record Project (Paul Barford, Wojciech Brzezinski & Zbigniew Kobylinski); Surveying prehistoric industrial activities (Evzen Neustupny & Natalia Vanclov?); Utility of the GIS approach in the collection, management storage and analysis of surface survey data

The Landscape Of Roman Britain

Author : Ken R. Dark
ISBN : UOM:39015041018709
Genre : History
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A look at the society, politics, economics and natural environment of the Romano-British countryside, in which the authors investigate how different parts of the landscape may have related to each other. Includes a discussion of Romano-British agricultural systems.

The Prehistory Of Beer Head

Author : Martin Tingle
ISBN : UOM:39015043210734
Genre : Social Science
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A report on fieldwork which aimed to determine the nature and extent of prehistoric stone working around the headland at Beer, and to establish whether exploitation reflected factors such as the efficient use of raw materials, or the desire to produce specific artefact-types. The size of the area in which chalk flint was easily accessible meant that some evidence of controlled access might be found; finally evidence from other sites was considered, in order to measure the importance of Beer to prehistoric communities of the south-west peninsular.

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