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    DescriptionThe Somerset Levels and Moors are part of a series of coastal floodplains that fringe both sides of the Severn Estuary. These areas have similar Holocene environmental histories and contain a wealth of waterlogged archaeological landscapes and discrete monuments. The importance of Somerset's prehistoric wetland heritage is shown by the fact that twenty-five percent of all the prehistoric waterlogged sites thought still to exist in England are from the Somerset moors, the County Museum in Taunton Castle holds the largest collection of conserved prehistoric worked wood in the UK, possibly in the whole of Europe, the Sweet Track (the oldest known wooden trackway in the UK) and Glastonbury Lake Village have produced the most complete record of Neolithic and Iron Age material culture in the UK and Glastonbury Lake Village was the best preserved prehistoric settlement ever discovered in the UK. This substantial monograph presents the results of the MARISP project ( Monuments at Risk in Somerset Peatlands) which thoroughly assessed the condition of the wetland monuments and the ongoing threats to their survival and aimed to answer key research questions about the sites through the use of minimally invasive excavation and to inform the development of future national and county wetland strategies.


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    Title
    Somerset's Peatland Archaeology
    Subtitle
    Managing and Investigating a Fragile Resource
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Brunning
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,361 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842174883
    ISBN 10: 1842174886
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEWS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, SOC003000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3B
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEWS
    DC23: 936.238
    DC22: 936.2/3801
    LC classification: DA670.S5 B835 2013
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    DC22: 936.23801
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    Illustrations note
    b/w & colour illus
    Publisher
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    06 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford