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Sarsen stone quarrying in Southern England

Whitaker, K. A. (2023) Sarsen stone quarrying in Southern England. Post-Medieval Archaeology, 57 (1). pp. 143-176. ISSN 0079-4236

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/00794236.2023.2173713


This paper reports on new research into the previously poorly-documented post-medieval sarsen stone industry of southern England. Two significant centres of the trade are explored using complimentary methodologies. In Buckinghamshire, where a major quarry has been lost to redevelopment, archaeological features are mapped from historical aerial photographs and other remotely-sensed data. In Wiltshire, analytical earthworks survey at two quarries records different stone-working practices. The interpretation goes beyond a conventional industrial archaeological focus on commodity production, to examine the complexity of the relationships between people, materials and technology in three different taskscapes.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:104748
Publisher:Taylor and Francis


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