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ISBN-13: 9781782973164

New and intriguing discoveries on each side of the English Channel in recent times have started to teach that individuals residing within the coastal zones of Belgium, southern Britain, northern France and the Netherlands shared a typical fabric tradition throughout the Bronze Age, among 3 and 4 thousand years in the past. They used related kinds of pottery and metalwork, lived within the comparable type of homes and buried their useless within the comparable form of tombs, frequently really diversified to these utilized by their neighbours extra inland. the ocean didn't seem to be a barrier to those humans yet particularly a street, connecting groups in a special cultural id; the 'People of l. a. Manche'. Symbolic of those maritime Bronze Age Connections is the long-lasting Dover Bronze Age boat, considered one of Europe's maximum prehistoric discoveries and testomony to the ability and technical sophistication of our Bronze Age ancestors. This monograph offers papers from a convention held in Dover in 2006 organised via the Dover Bronze Age Boat belief, which introduced jointly students from many various nations to discover and have a good time those old seaborne contacts. Twelve wide-ranging chapters discover subject matters of shuttle, alternate, creation, magic and formality that throw new gentle on our realizing of the seafaring peoples of the second one millennium BC.

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Ordnance Survey (OS) maps During the early nineteenth century the OS mapped each county at 1 inch to 1 mile. From the 1880s OS 6 inch to 1 mile maps provided more detail of individual buildings and even hedge species. OS maps established a new standard in accuracy and a comprehensive system of coding and keys for features. A grid system was used which covered the whole country and enabled precise references to be given. By examining a succession of maps for any area, changes in land use and the built environment can be easily seen.

It is a relatively cheap way of surveying large areas since volunteer labour can be used to collect and wash finds. It can help establish the function and period of a site without excavation and provide insights into location and exchange. The Far Green, Barton End Fieldwalking – 15/10/99 Grid North 983 982 S hi o pt ns G 857 983 n e 858 983 856 983 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 a Scale 1:2,000 N ra 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 ve 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 2 4 6 8 10 12 856 982 855 982 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 857 982 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 858 982 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 855 857 981 856 981 855 981 856 13 Once washed and identified, finds are counted for each grid or transect.

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