Bodmin Moor: An Archaeological Survey: Volume 2

    SubTitle

    The Industrial and Post-Medieval Landscapes
    Bodmin Moor: An Archaeological Survey: Volume 2 large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 May 2008

        Summary

        Examines the industrial and post-medieval landscape of Bodmin Moor, including streamworking, mining, quarrying, clay working, turf cutting and intensive farming. Aerial photographs, detailed line drawings, and large-scale maps add to the text.
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        Main Summary

          Bodmin Moor is an upland landscape, heavily protected, farmed extensively and with an increasingly light touch, and enjoyed by many as a retreat from busier modern worlds. But it is also a place of industry and the home of busy agricultural communities. Well-preserved remains of streamworking, mining, quarrying, clay working, turf cutting and more intensive farming were subjected to archaeological survey and historical research as part of the wider-ranging survey partly covered in the first volume (on prehistoric and medieval landscapes).

          Supplementing the survey text are aerial photographs and detailed line drawings, mainly plans and elevations, but also reconstructions of sites and schematic representations of processes as well as large-scale maps of key areas.

          Additional Information

          Author

          John R. Smith
          Nicholas Johnson
          Peter Herring
          Colum Giles
          Adam Sharpe

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          296mm

          Number of Illustrations

          158

          Number of Pages

          223

          ISBN

          9781873592625

          Contents

            1. Introduction
            2. Survey logistics
            3. Survey methodology
            4. The prehistoric landscape
            5. The historic landscape
            6. The future - scheduling, management, and presentation
            Appendices
            Bibliography

            Reviews

              "This book will be the first point of reference for all future work on Bodmin Moor…It is something that all similar projects should aspire to…a highly readable and inspirational book."