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Sweet chestnut Castanea sativa has been regarded as a Roman archaeophyte in Britain ever since a debate in the eighteenth century contested whether it was indigenous or introduced. This paper re-examines its status, presenting new evidence within an ‘historical ecology’ analytical framework....
The paper begins with a discussion of the problems involved in establishing the location, layout and functions of temporary medieval camps in Britain. It then examines the historical and archaeological evidence for a possible camp created for Edward i in the spring of 1284 after his conquest of...
Three questions have been addressed. Firstly, where in the pre-nineteenth-century landscape did farmers hold strips, camps, meadows and shares in the commons? Secondly, did farmers each own strips and camps or were some specialised strip and others exclusively ‘camp’ farmers? Finally, can we...
The paper examines issues of landscape, territory and common rights, with specific reference to the multi-township, multi-manor parish of Burton Agnes in the north-east Yorkshire Wolds. Burton was a territorial unit of considerable antiquity which survived as a distinct estate until the late...
Bundelkhand is a region in central India, its identification based on its peculiar socio-cultural values. During the sixteenth to nineteenth century Bundelkhand was under the reign of Bundela kings. The architectural edifices of Bundela rulers lie in all parts of Bundelkhand including popular...
Divided into unequal parts by New Lane Hill, the large graveyard at St Michael’s Church makes a substantial contribution to the landscape of Tilehurst, an independent medieval settlement episodically absorbed into the modern town of Reading as it grew westward. Memorialised burials began here in...
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