The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed by Francis Pryor

By Francis Pryor

This can be the altering tale of england because it has been preserved in our fields, roads, constructions, cities and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that also hint out the bounds of lengthy vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, shaped while medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the unfold of the railways - proof of the way man's influence on Britain is all over the place. In "The Making of the British Landscape", eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains easy methods to learn those clues to appreciate the interesting heritage of our land and of the way humans have lived on it all through time. masking either the city and rural and filled with photos, maps and drawings exhibiting every little thing from how we will be able to nonetheless decide upon Bronze Age fields on Bodmin Moor to how the economic Revolution fairly replaced our panorama, this ebook makes us glance afresh at our environment and very see them for the 1st time.

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3, pp. , fig. 5. the tumuli at sé girdan: a preliminary report 37 but the same general idea—an encircling of the tumulus with stones— seems to be in evidence. And it is this feature that particularly relates the Sé Girdan tumuli to those known in Europe. An important difference may be seen in the fact that it was normal for a European tumulus to have a tomb built directly under its center. One tumulus known to me from England that has a feature recognized at Sé Girdan is a long barrow at Skendleby in Lincolnshire.

8cm. long and 3mm. thick; it flares out slightly from a width of 3cm. 35cm. at the outer edge. Each axe has a shaft hole close to the back part of the weapon, a single oblique point forming the rear, and an outward-flaring blade. 5 cm. The north-south trench was excavated for a length of 10 meters, measuring south from the tomb edge, down to the level of the top of the tomb. 5 meters south of the inner edge of the tomb we cleared an irregular section of rubble stones, three stones and 90 cm. 75 meters north of these stones was a single stone sticking out of the west balk.

Thick. Those of stone included 31 round carnelian beads with a slight double carination (10), similar to but slightly larger than some of the gold examples, 6mm. in diameter and 2mm. 5mm. in diameter and 4mm. in height. In addition there was one simple flat bead apparently made of tortoise shell (11), 5 mm. 5mm. in height. In the eastern part of the southern half of the chamber we found one flat bronze adze and three bronze axe heads, all of the same type, but each made in a separate mold (Figure 14).

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