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Local History on the Ground

Welsh, T. (2009) Local History on the Ground. Stroud: History Press. 9780752447988.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: The purpose of this book is to make available ideas, procedures and evidence that will help people explore their own areas. It starts from the premise that 'nothing ever happened here' and looks at the kinds of features that can be found, what state they might be found in, in what locations they can be expected to lie and how to read the landscape in order to find them. This covers a range of likely finds such as identifying old trackways, farm and agricultural evidence, water power extraction such as old mills, different types of building trace and foundation, and linear and discrete earthworks. It also provides information on how to avoid misidentification and distinguish critical evidence, and how documentary and air photography evidence can be used to help explain features on the ground
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DA670 Local history and description
Creators: Welsh, Tom
Publisher: History Press
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Applied Sciences (to 2009) > Environmental Science (to 2009)
Date: 10 March 2009
Date Type: Publication
Place of Publication: Stroud
Number of Pages: 160
Language: English
ISBN: 9780752447988
Status: Published / Disseminated

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