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The changing landscape of the Thames floodplain

OAU, OAU (2015) The changing landscape of the Thames floodplain. Westgate Oxford .

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Abstract

Much of the site of the Westgate Oxford development is located within the floodplain of the Thames which has been reclaimed by several centuries of water channel management and ground raising to form the landscape of today. Buried beneath this modern urban environment lies evidence of a previous, very different, and constantly changing landscape with a succession of ancient meadering natural river channels and hidden islands dating back to the end of the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Palaeolithic 500 000 - 10 000 BC
ID Code:2566
Deposited By: Joseph Reeves
Deposited On:28 Aug 2015 11:41
Last Modified:28 Aug 2015 11:41

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