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Bronze Age perceptions of wetlands: recent archaeological work on the Humber estuary

Van de Noort, R. (2001) Bronze Age perceptions of wetlands: recent archaeological work on the Humber estuary. In: Raftery, B. and Hickey, J. (eds.) Recent Developments in Wetland Research. Department of Archaeology, University College Dublin, Dublin, pp. 271-279. ISBN 0953952010

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This paper addresses the perception of different wetlands in and around the Humber estuary in the Bronze Age. Combining past and current research, it will be argued that the perception of intertidal wetlands was nearly diametrically opposed to the perception of riverine floodplains. This contrasting perception is reflected in the material culture of the Bronze Age, and may be explained through the particular manner in which landscapes changed following marine transgressions. This work was largely undertaken within the framework of the Humber Wetlands Survey, an integrated archaeological and palaeoenvironmental research programme funded by English Heritage since 1992

Item Type:Book or Report Section
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ID Code:37949
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bronze Age; wetlands; Humber estuary
Additional Information:ISBN: 0953952010 (Seandálaíocht: Mon 2) & 0951911775 (WARP Occasional Paper 14)
Publisher:Department of Archaeology, University College Dublin

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