By Mick Aston, Christopher Gerrard
An unique and approachable account of the way archaeology can inform the tale of the English village. Shapwick lies in the course of Somerset, subsequent to the $64000 monastic centre of Glastonbury: the abbey owned the manor for 800 years from the eighth to the sixteenth century and its abbots and officers had a superb effect at the lives of the peasants who lived there. it's attainable that abbot Dunstan, one of many nice reformers of 10th century monasticism directed the making plans of the village.
The Shapwick venture tested the improvement and heritage of an English parish and village over a 10 thousand-year interval. This used to be a very multi-disciplinary venture. not just have been a battery of archaeological and old innovations explored - equivalent to box strolling, test-pitting, archaeological excavation, aerial reconnaissance, documentary learn and cartographic research - yet a variety of different suggestions similar to development research, dendrochronological courting and soil research have been undertaken on a wide scale.
The result's a desirable learn approximately how the group lived and prospered in Shapwick. additionally we find out how a gaggle of enthusiastic and devoted students unravelled this tale. As such there's a lot the following to encourage and enthuse others who will need to embark on a panorama research of a parish or village sector. Seven of the 10 chapters commence with a fictional vignette to carry the tale of the village to existence.
Text-boxes elucidate re-occurring issues and methods. greatly illustrated in color together with a hundred complete web page photos.
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