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The Mesolithic to Bronze Age landscape development of the Trent-Derwent confluence zone at Shardlow Quarry: a multi-disciplinary contribution to the environmental reconstruction in an aggregate-rich landscape

Krawiec, Kristina (2012)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

The Trent-Derwent confluence is one of the richest areas of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental information. The significance of river confluences within prehistoric society is well-recognised and as such ths area features human occupation dating from the Mesolithic onwards. The intensive aggregate extraction along the valley floors of these rivers has allowed these sites to be accessed and analysed within a multi-disciplinary framework. The problems of the dissemination of this commercially funded data are well known and as such have left the landscape development of this area poorly understood. Recent work at Shardlow quarry has illustrated the value of collecting both archaeological and palaeoenvironmental data concurrently. Using established techniques from the fields of geography and archaeology, this thesis seeks to understand the archaeological and landscape development at Shardlow in the context of the confluence zone.

Type of Work:M.Phil. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Howard, Andrew
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity
Subjects:CC Archaeology
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:3252
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