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Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain

White, Mark and Bates, Martin and Pope, Matthew and Schreve, Danielle and Scott, Beccy and Shaw, Andrew and Stafford, Elizabeth (2016) Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology.

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Lost Landscapes-chapter1 Paleolithic Archaeology.pdf

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Lost Landscapes-Chapter2 Methods for reconstructing Ice Age Landscape LR.pdf

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Lost Landscapes-Chapter2 Methods for reconstructing Ice Age Landscape.pdf

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Lost Landscapes-chapter3 Coastal and Submerged Landscapes.pdf

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Lost Landscapes-chapter4 Terrestrial Fluvial landscapes LR.pdf

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Lost Landscapes-chapter4 Terrestrial Fluvial landscapes.pdf

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Lost Landscapes-chapter5 Site and Artefact Studies.pdf

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Lost Landscapes-chapter6 Lost Landscapes of the British Paleolithic.pdf

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Lost Landscapes-cover-prelims.pdf

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Lost Landscapes-Bibliography-Index.pdf

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Abstract

Lost landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain The contribution of projects supported by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) 2002-2011 Projects supported by £8.8 million of funding from the British Government under the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) administered by English Heritage (now Historic England) have completely transformed our understanding of the Palaeolithic and contributed to our understanding of Pleistocene environments in Britain. This is a period of multiple Ice Ages interspersed with warmer periods, which forms the backdrop for human evolution. The benefits to archaeology and for the interpretation of these fragile remains from this ancient epoch have been incalculable. In an effort to make this work better known, English Heritage (now Historic England) initiated the Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain project when the ALSF was cut in 2011. The project was designed and managed for English Heritage by Oxford Archaeology. It brought together a team of academic specialists, recognised as leaders in various aspects of the British Palaeolithic, but also crucially with experience of ALSF projects and developer-funded archaeology. The academic team was led by Professor Mark White of Durham University. Outputs from the project include an update of The English Rivers Palaeolithic Survey (TERPS) artefact database and a report to inform future research activities undertaken as part of the National Heritage Protection Plan. A key and concluding part of the project was the production of a peer-reviewed monograph (White et al 2016) drawing together the key results of ALSF research in a series of thematic chapters and illustrated text boxes, focusing on cutting edge techniques, investigative strategies and case studies. Insights obtained from projects have helped to define future priorities and milestones for Palaeolithic research. This book has been specifically designed to provide an engaging and accessible commentary for the non-specialist, reaching out to curators, planning archaeologists and those working in industry and commercial units. The aim from the outset has been to bridge the gap between achievement and awareness of the huge contribution of the ALSF to this remote and often enigmatic period. The Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain Project was monitored for English Heritage by Helen Keeley and Jonathan Last. The project was managed for Oxford Archaeology by Elizabeth Stafford. The book is available to buy in hardback format from Oxbow Books £25.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Palaeolithic 500 000 - 10 000 BC
ID Code:2795
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:06 Apr 2016 13:47
Last Modified:06 Apr 2016 13:47

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