Early co-axial field systems on the East Anglian boulder clays

Williamson, Tom (1987) Early co-axial field systems on the East Anglian boulder clays. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 53. pp. 419-431. ISSN 0079-497X

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Abstract

In some areas of Britain landscape reorganization in the post-Roman period has not destroyed earlier systems of land division, which have instead been preserved in modern arrangements. Topographic analysis of landscapes on the heavier soils of East Anglia reveals sometimes very extensive co-axial field systems of probable later prehistoric origin. Other such systems, however, are probably of later date. Co-axial planning may be not a continuous tradition of landscape organization, but rather a recurringly adopted solution to the problem of competing claims to large areas of open land.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Centres > The Landscape Group
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 13:01
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 11:37
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/56415
DOI: 10.1017/S0079497X00006319

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