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    DescriptionPeter Fowler's essay on later prehistoric agriculture in the first volume of The Agrarian History of England and Wales was hailed by reviewers as a 'masterpiece of informed synthesis'. In The Farming of Prehistoric Britain Dr Fowler, a foremost authority on agrarian archaeology, has revised and updated his original work to provide an accessible and comprehensive survey of the evolution of British farming and its landscape during the last two millennia BC. Emphasizing past gains in knowledge from experimental, aerial and field archaeology, Dr Fowler demonstrates how the application of archaeological approaches to agrarian history has made the subject central to our understanding of the prehistoric period. Accompanied by a wealth of illustrations, he examines the composition, distribution and farming activities of the human population of the British Isles in the light of research into its environment, capabilities, settlements and field systems. He describes the evidence for, and the techniques and technology of, arable and pastoral farming, and concludes by discussing some cultural, social and economic achievements of the agrarian communities of later prehistoric Britain.


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    Title
    The Farming of Prehistoric Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) P.J. Fowler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521273695
    ISBN 10: 0521273692
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A17520000
    DC22: 936.1
    BIC subject category V2: 3B
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A70160000
    LC subject heading:
    DC19: 338.109361
    LC classification: GN805 .F68 1983
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NH, NK
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    1. Later prehistoric Britain; 2. Agrarian techniques and technology; 3. The achievement of later prehistoric farming in Britain; Sources and bibliography; Index.