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Published: 10 September 2015

480 Pages | 111 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199645824

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The Fields of Britannia

Continuity and Change in the Late Roman and Early Medieval Landscape

Stephen Rippon, Chris Smart, and Ben Pears

  • The first major study into the real impact of the 'end of Roman Britain' on the British countryside
  • Presents the first overview of regional variation in Romano-British and early medieval agricultural practices
  • Reveals the true extent to which Roman field systems have survived in use through to the present day, shaping the character of the modern British countryside
  • Highlights issues for commercial archaeology in relation to the need to contextualize the results of excavations within the historic landscape
  • Includes a vast range of illustrative material

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