9781905119172

Prehistoric and Roman Landscapes

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    9781905119172

  • ISBN10:

    1905119178

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/2008
  • Publisher: David Brown Book Co
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Summary

As the essays in this book demonstrate, Prehistoric and Romano-British landscape studies have come a long way since Hoskins, whose work reflected the prevailing 'Celtic' ethnological narrative of Britain before the medieval period. The contributors present a stimulating survey of the subject as it is in the early twenty-first century, and provide some sense of a research frontier where new conceptualisations of 'otherness' and new research techniques are transforming our understanding.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Series Foreword: Landscape History after Hoskins
Preface
1955 and All Thar: Prehistoric Landscapes in The Makingp. 1
A New Downland Prehistory: Long-term Environmental Change on the Southern English Chalklandsp. 16
Making Strange: Monuments and the Creation of the Earlier Prehistoric Landscapep. 33
Geophysical Survey and the Emergence of Underground Archaeological Landscapes: The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Sitep. 43
Bronze Age Field Systems and the English Channel-North Sea Cultural Regionp. 57
Claylands Revisited: The Prehistory of W.G. Hoskins's Midlands Plainp. 70
Hillforts and Human Movement: Unlocking the Iron Age Landscapes of Mid Walesp. 83
The Roman Landscape of Britain: From Hoskins to Todayp. 101
Beyond the Economic in the Roman Fenland: Reconsidering Land, Water, Hoards and Religionp. 113
What Did the Romans Ever Do For Us? Roman Iron Production in the East Midlands and the Forest of Deanp. 131
Roman Towns, Roman Landscapes: The Cultural Terrain of Town and Country in the Roman Periodp. 143
Contributorsp. 165
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 189
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