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dc.contributor.authorYates, David T.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-24T04:01:48Z
dc.date.available2020-12-24T04:01:48Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/45825
dc.description.abstractA major phase of economic expansion occurred in southern England during the second and early first millennium BC, accompanied by a fundamental shift in regional power and wealth towards the eastern lowlands. This book offers a synthesis of available data on Bronze Age lowland field systems in England, including a gazetteer of sites. The research demonstrates the importance of large-scale animal husbandry in the mixed farming regimes as evidenced in the design of the field systems which incorporate droveways, stock proof fencing, watering holes, cow pens, sheep races and gateways for stockhandling. It is argued that the field systems represented a form of conspicuous production, an "intensification" of agrarian endeavour or a statement of intent, to be understood in relation to the maintenance, display and promotion of hierarchical social systems involved in exchange with their counterparts across the English Channel.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAncient
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherEurope
dc.subject.otherGreat Britain
dc.titleLand, Power and Prestige
dc.title.alternativeBronze Age Field Systems in Southern England
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByd72b38ec-057d-48e4-904e-00ca0eecc129
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintHistoric England
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/0d537e16-15f7-4e89-b145-ef8df8e36f82
oapen.identifier.isbn9781842172315
grantor.number6020


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