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Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Stephen Rippon


Why is it that in some places around the world communities live in villages, while elsewhere people live in isolated houses scattered across the landscape? How does archaeology analyse the relationship between man and his environment? This book explores why landscapes are so varied and how the landscape archaeologist or historian can understand these differences. Local variation in the character of the countryside provides communities with an important sense of place, and this book suggests that some of these differences can be traced back to prehistory. This book makes use of a wide range of ... More

Keywords: villages, environment, landscapes, communities, Blackdown Hills, southern England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199533787
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Rippon, author
Professor of Landscape Archaeology, University of Exeter