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dc.contributor.authorFowler, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-12T18:35:52Z
dc.date.available2021-08-12T18:35:52Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifierONIX_20210812_9780854312764_16
dc.identifier.issn0953-7163
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50364
dc.description.abstractThis book presents the results of 39 years of study of the two Wiltshire parishes of Fyfield and Overton Down. The aim of the project, using a diverse range of research methods, from archaeological excavation and experimental archaeology through the study of environmental and documentary evidence to the non-invasive techniques of geophysics and air photography, was to elucidate how and when the landscape came by its present appearance. The author draws three illuminating conclusions from this investigation. First, very little, if any, of this landscape is now "natural": it has been created by the agricultural activities of successive communities over the last 6,000 years. Second, the nature of this "artefact" has been, and continues to be, influenced by the geology, hydrology, soils and climate of the area. Finally, the principal land-use features of the present landscape were established at particular times over the last four millennia, and that what has come to be seen as a quintessentially "English" landscape was in fact set some 1,500 years ago.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology::HDL Landscape archaeology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology::HDD Archaeology by period / region
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology::HDD Archaeology by period / region::HDDA Prehistoric archaeology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology::HDD Archaeology by period / region::HDDM Medieval European archaeology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DB British Isles::1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain::1DBKE England::1DBKEW South West England::1DBKEWW Wiltshire
dc.subject.otherexcavation
dc.subject.otherarchaeology
dc.subject.otherlandscape history
dc.subject.othersurvey
dc.titleLandscape Plotted and Pieced
dc.title.alternativeLandscape History and Local Archaeology in Fyfield and Overton, Wiltshire
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/20.500.12657/50364
oapen.relation.isPublishedByd42419c2-5275-411b-8855-aed87bed3f71
oapen.relation.isbn9780854312764
oapen.series.number64
oapen.pages325
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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