Rethinking Ancient Woodland: The Archaeology And History Of Woods In Norfolk by Gerry BarnesRethinking Ancient Woodland: The Archaeology And History Of Woods In Norfolk by Gerry Barnes

Rethinking Ancient Woodland: The Archaeology And History Of Woods In Norfolk

byGerry Barnes, Tom Williamson

Paperback | April 1, 2016

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'Ancient woodland' is a term widely used in England for long-established semi-natural woods, shaped by centuries of traditional management. As an official designation, it describes woods which have existed since the early seventeenth century, and which today contain a distinctive range of plants which find it hard to colonize more recently wooded ground. Such woods are often assumed to provide a direct link with the natural vegetation of England, as this existed before the virgin forests were fragmented by the arrival of farming. This groundbreaking study questions many of these assumptions. Drawing on more than a decade of research in Norfolk, the authors emphasize the essentially unnatural character of ancient woods. This important volume will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the English countryside and environmental history.
Gerry Barnes, MBE, served as Head of Environment at Norfolk County Council, and is now a researcher at the University of East Anglia, studying the history of trees and woodlands in eastern England. Tom Williamson is Professor of Landscape History at the University of East Anglia. He has written widely on landscape archaeology, agricult...
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Title:Rethinking Ancient Woodland: The Archaeology And History Of Woods In NorfolkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2016Publisher:University of Hertfordshire PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909291587

ISBN - 13:9781909291584

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