The Archaeology of Rabbit Warrens

The Archaeology of Rabbit Warrens

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Rabbit farming was an important part of the rural economy from medieval times through to the early twentieth century, and the archaeological remains of rabbit warrens still litter the countryside. This book describes the main archaeological features of warrens and discusses their date and function, the banks and walls used to contain the rabbits, the traps used to catch both them and their vermin predators, the lodges in which the warreners lived and kept their equipment and, above all, the buries or pillow bounds in which the rabbits were encouraged to reside.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 148 x 206 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0747806160
  • 9780747806165
  • 1,616,620

Table of contents

Rabbits and rabbit farming The location and morphology of pillow mounds The age and purpose of pillow mounds Other forms of accommodation Boundaries and enclosures Tip traps and vermin traps Warren houses and lodges Places to visit
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About Tom Williamson

Dr Tom Wilkinson is Reader in Landscape Archaeology at the University of East Anglian, Norwich. He has written widely on landscape archaeology, agricultural history and the history of landscape design.
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