Field Archaeology

Author : Peter Drewett
ISBN : 9781135361211
Genre : Social Science
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Peter Drewett's comprehensive survey explores every stage of the dig process, from the core work of discovery and excavation to the final product: the published archaeological report. Main topics covered are: how an archaeological site is formed finding and recording archaeological sites planning excavations, digging the site and recording the results post-fieldwork planning, processing and finds analysis interpreting the evidence publishing the report. Illustrated with 100 photographs and line drawings, and using numerous case studies, Field Archaeology is the essential introductory guide for archaeology students, and is certain to be welcomed by the growing number of enthusiasts for the subject.
Category: Social Science

Field Archaeology

Author : Great Britain. Ordnance Survey
ISBN : UCAL:B4558623
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

The Field Archaeology Of Exmoor

Author : Hazel Riley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111399791
Genre : Social Science
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A wealth of fascinating and diverse archaeology lies concealed in Exmoor's valleys, woods and moorlands. Six years of original survey work have sought out the evidence from prehistoric stone settings and burial mounds to medieval castles, lost settlements and 19th-century industrial remains. This comprehensive programme of recording deployed the techniques of field survey, aerial photographic transcription, air and ground photography, and recording standing buildings.The Field Archaeology of Exmoor presents this distinctive heritage, for the first time, to the general reader and the specialist alike, and tells the story of the development of Exmoor's landscape from the Stone Age until the Second World War. This book has immediate appeal for those who know Exmoor - its residents and visitors - and are interested in its history. It is also essential reading for those who study upland landscapes and field archaeology.
Category: Social Science

The Field Archaeology Of The Salisbury Plain Training Area

Author : David McOmish
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111606591
Genre : History
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The Salisbury Plain Training Area has been in military ownership since the late 19th Century. As a consequence the area has not suffered the agricultural 'improvements' or urban developments that characterise so much of the English countryside today. It remains the largest tact of unimproved chalk downland in north-west Europe, much of it now scheduled as an ancient monument in recognition of its rich archaeological landscape, and is unparalleled anywhere else in England.The archaeology bears witness to a number of major changes in land use. While extensive Bronze Age barrow cemeteries lie on the slopes of the downs, vast carpets of 'Celtic' fields were laid out in the same areas, and this agricultural landscape was in turn, superseded by one with an extensive system of territorial divisions - the linear boundaries. Perhaps the most remarkable survivals, however, are the eleven Romano-British villages that have been identified and surveyed. These are impressive sites in their own right but it is the aerial and chronological completeness of this archaeological landscape that makes it so important, for it is actually possible to trace the ancient landscape from one village to another.Not since the work of the 19th-century antiquarians, Sir Richard Colt Hoare and William Cunnington, has the area had such detailed analysis. Using a combination of survey techniques, this volume traces human influence on the landscape from prehistoric times to the recent military activities, and presents a synthesis of the results of recent fieldwork.
Category: History

The Field Archaeology Of Dartmoor

Author : Phil Newman
ISBN : 1848020333
Genre : Architecture
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The modern visitor to Devon, travelling west into the region, is greeted by a panorama of the high ground and rocky outcrops of Dartmoor. In a county renowned for its ‘rolling hills’, Dartmoor’s high moors, topped by granite tors, preside over the massive folds of its peripheral valleys, incised by the fast-moving moorland rivers and streams as they flow towards the hinterland. Dartmoor was designated as one of England’s first National Parks in 1951. It is this natural beauty and tranquil, rural landscape that initially attracts visitors, but a fuller appreciation of this landscape is enhanced by knowledge of its cultural past.Dartmoor is southern England’s largest upland tract, often promoted as ‘England’s last wilderness’. Nevertheless it is a maintained landscape. Its management began with traditional forms of hill farming and woodland management in the Neolithic, and continues to the present day.The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor describes and narrates Dartmoor’s landscape history from 4000 BC to the present, analysing and summarising archaeological and historical studies from the 19th century onwards.A brief section describes Dartmoor’s geological shape. Then its prehistoric settlement, Romano-British organisation, medieval character and early tin industry are described in turn. Next, Dartmoor’s 19th- and 20th-century industrial landscape and heritage (tin, copper, silver-lead and China clay), and how they co-existed with traditional forms of upland farming, are described. Subsidiary industries (peat, gunpowder mills, ice works and tramways) and the moor’s use for military training bring the narrative up to the present. A concluding summary assesses Dartmoor’s history and ponders its future.
Category: Architecture