Landscape, Community and Colonisation: the North Somerset Levels during the 1st to 2nd millennia AD
University of Exeter
Council for British Archaeology, York
[SUMMARY] This innovative study examines the changing ways that human communities chose to exploit, modify and ultimately transform their environment over two millennia. Using field archaeology and documentary sources to explore the origins and development of today's historic landscape, it shows how this individual area - in North West Somerset - cannot be understood in isolation, but must be seen in its wider regional context. It is also shown how individual landscape studies can inform wider debates with regard to the development of society, such as the reasons for local and regional variation in settlement patterns and field systems.
Reproduced with permission of the publisher. This is the author's final post-print version of a book as accepted for publication by the Council for British Archaeology. Copyright © 2006 Authors and Council for British Archaeology. The original publication is available at: http://www.britarch.ac.uk/pubs/