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Wetland Archaeology And Beyond

Author : Francesco Menotti
ISBN : 9780199571017
Genre : History
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Wetland Archaeology and Beyond offers an appreciative study of the people, and their artefacts, who occupied a large variety of worldwide wetland archaeological sites. The volume also includes a comprehensive explanation of the processes involved in archaeological practice and theory.
Category: History

Custom Improvement And The Landscape In Early Modern Britain

Author : Richard W. Hoyle
ISBN : 9781351946636
Genre : History
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A great deal has been written about the acceleration of English agriculture in the early modern period. In the late middle ages it was hard to see that English agriculture was so very different from that of the continent, but by 1750 levels of agricultural productivity in Britain were well ahead of those general in northern Europe. The country had become much more urban and the proportion of the population engaged in agriculture had fallen. Customary modes of behaviour, whilst often bitterly defended, had largely been swept away. Contemporaries were quite clear that a process of improvement had taken place which had seen agriculture reshaped and made much more productive. Exactly what that process was has remained surprisingly obscure. This volume addresses the fundamental notion of improvement in the development of the British landscape from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Contributors present a variety of cases of how improvement, custom and resistance impacted on the local landscape, which includes manorial estates, enclosures, fens, forests and urban commons. Disputes between tenants and landlords, and between neighbouring landlords, over improvement meant that new economic and social identities were forged in the battle between innovation and tradition. The volume also includes an analysis of the role of women as agricultural improvers and a case study of what can happen when radical improvement failed. The volume will be essential reading for scholars of landscape studies, rural and agrarian history, but will also provide a useful context for anybody studying the historical legacy of mankind's exploitation of the environment and its social, economic, legal and political consequences.
Category: History

Merseyside Meanders

Author : Michael Smout
ISBN : 1850587809
Genre : Merseyside (England)
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Category: Merseyside (England)

The Making Of The British Landscape

Author : Francis Pryor
ISBN : 9780141943367
Genre : History
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This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of how man's effect on Britain is everywhere. In The Making of the British Landscape, eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains how to read these clues to understand the fascinating history of our land and of how people have lived on it throughout time. Covering both the urban and rural and packed with pictures, maps and drawings showing everything from how we can still pick out Bronze Age fields on Bodmin Moor to how the Industrial Revolution really changed our landscape, this book makes us look afresh at our surroundings and really see them for the first time.
Category: History

Wetland Management

Author : Bryony Coles
ISBN : UVA:35007001603467
Genre : Archaeology
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Feuchtboden - Seeufersiedlung - Moorsiedlung.
Category: Archaeology

Northern Pasts

Author : Jan Harding
ISBN : UOM:39015042646540
Genre : Social Science
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These fourteen papers are taken from a conference held in Newcastle in 1998, focusing on the state of research in the prehistory of Northern England and Southern Scotland. Contents: Patterns in later Prehistory (Jan Harding) ; Towards a new prehistory for central Britain (Paul Frodsham) ; The Neolithic that never happened? (Clive Waddington) ; Wety Drybridge (Kenneth Brophy) ; Prehistoric cairnfields in Northumberland (Robert Johnston) ; Later prehistoric settlement in the northern uplands (Robert Young) ; Iron Age landscape in lowland East Yorkshire (Peter Halkon & Martin Millett) ; Recent research in the central Tweed Valley (Alicia Wise) ; Later Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in North-east England (Blaise Vyner) ; Neolithic and Bronze Age in the lowlands of North West England (Ron Cowell) ; Prehistoric settlement in northern Cumbria (Mike McCarthy) ; Iron Age in the southern Pennines (Bill Bevan) ; Later prehistoric settlement in west central Scotland (Derek Alexander) ; Site morphology and regional variation in south-west Scotland
Category: Social Science


Author : Timothy Darvill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025077913
Genre : Archaeological surveying
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A detailed report of the country-wide archaeological survey commissioned by English Heritage and carried out in association with the RCHME between 1994 and 1996, aimed at assessing the present condition of England's ancient monuments and setting out a framework to ensure future survival. The report is made up of endless charts, graphs, and statistics and concludes that the combined threat of development, agriculture and natural erosion demands the implementation of an integrated and strategic policy of heritage management.
Category: Archaeological surveying

Gazetteer Of Archaeological Investigations In England

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ISBN : UOM:39015068987133
Genre : England
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"Information about the nature and extent of archaeological investigations carried out in England," compiled and abstracted from journals, reviews, annual reports, grant reports, and archaeologists' summaries of current work, many otherwise unpublished or intended for limited circulation.
Category: England

The Archaeology Of Alderley Edge

Author : Simon Timberlake
ISBN : 1841717150
Genre : Social Science
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A number of contributors look at the landscape archaeology of Alderly Edge, which has been continuously shaped for more than four thousand years.
Category: Social Science

A Frontier Landscape

Author : N. J. Higham
ISBN : UOM:39015062827376
Genre : Social Science
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North west England has largely been neglected in studies of medieval landscapes in favour of the Midlands and East Anglia although it has much to offer. Described here as a `frontier landscape' encompassing the modern regions of Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester, the author discusses changes to the medieval landscape and why these occurred. He outlines and characterises the major period of expansion and economic boom that took place in the north west from 1086 to 1349 and asks why political and military matters seen to have had such an important role in landscape change. Issues of perceived marginality are also discussed as Higham looks in turn at the local population and their environment, land use and agrarian practices, woodland, forest and pasture, buildings, farms and estates, markets and fairs and the Church and the landscape. A great addition to the series.
Category: Social Science

The English Rural Landscape

Author : Joan Thirsk
ISBN : UOM:39015048597937
Genre : History
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From pre-history to the present day our landscape has been transformed by dramatic human disturbance, triggered by the rise and fall of populations and their need to be fed, housed, and employed. These changes have built-up layers of evidence which today present historians with exciting new insights about land use and rural communities of the past. In this groundbreaking new study Joan Thirsk and her team of distinguished contributors, many of whom live in the very landscape they so intimately describe, invite us to explore the historical richness of the English landscape. Each chapter synthesizes the very latest thinking and provides fresh perspectives on its specific subject. The first ten chapters in turn describe the characteristic features of the main regional landscape types, including fenlands, downlands, woodlands, marshlands, and moorlands, showing that, however physically scattered they may be, they have been moulded by successive generations to produce many uniting similarities.
Category: History

Interpreting Stratigraphy

Author : S. P. Roskams
ISBN : UVA:X006113013
Genre : Social Science
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Thirty-one papers presented to the Interpreting Stratigraphy Conferences between 1993 and 1997 which aimed to provide an informal forum for archaeologists to discuss the problems and potentials embodied in stratigraphic excavation. The extremely varied and useful papers combine broad discussions with specific archaeological case studies and are divided into three sections: Fieldwork organisation, site formation and site evaluation; Recording procedures; Post-excavation analysis and communicating results.
Category: Social Science

Look After The Pennies

Author : Dana Goodburn-Brown
ISBN : UOM:39015055078797
Genre : Art
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A useful guide to the processing of coins from excavations, which will be valuable reading for conservators and archaeologists,and museum curators.
Category: Art

A History Of Cheshire

Author : Alan Crosby
ISBN : UOM:39015041886337
Genre : History
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"... excellently written in a very readable style ... It gives the local history beginner a good grounding ... and gives the experienced local historian an insight into new thinking and new evidence." Open History Cheshire has had dramatic discoveries, such as the bog bodies of Lindow Moss or the Roman camps and forts, which have enabled archaeology to rewrite much of Cheshire's earlier story.
Category: History

One Land Many Landscapes

Author : European Association of Archaeologists
ISBN : UVA:X006128522
Genre : Social Science
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Papers from a session held at the European Association of Archaeologists Fifth Annual Meeting in Bournemouth 1999 This work is the result of an EAA session exploring themes of unity and diversity in the way that archaeologists have come to explore and understand elements of the land of Europe. The 17 papers (all expanded and re-worked since the Bournemouth meeting) in this volume were brought together in an attempt to answer such questions and concerns as how can new approaches to past and present landscapes be applied in the field? What methodologies are appropriate? Do we need to re-set the agenda so far as routine survey and recording work are concerned? Included are contributions on theoretical issues, sites: environment relationships, field survey and post-survey methodology, landscape interpretation, and regional heritage management and protection. With an emphasis on the Stone Age, the sites featured range from Russia and Poland, to Italy.
Category: Social Science