Landscape Archaeology: An Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques on Post-Roman Landscapes - Michael Aston & James BondDavid & Charles, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with pulling to the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Our historical landscape is under threat, and this book offers practical advice for the novice or students wishing to further their field studies in order that they may record and understand the countryside before large parts of it are gone forever. The fieldwork techniques described can be employed by individuals or groups working on areas and topics of their own choice, and the book is designed to stimulate and guide senior school, extramural, college and undergraduate studies of post-Roman landscapes in England and Wales.
The evidence of man’s past activity is so extensive that there is no region where such work will be wasted, and often areas which at first sight appear archaeologically and historically barren turn out to be of the greatest importance when examined in detail; fieldwork carried out ahead of motorway construction schemes, for example, has proved profitable.
Topics covered include a brief history of field archaeology, an explanation of simple field working techniques, how to recognise and record the shape and development of towns and villages, how to recognise medieval elements in the rural landscape arid, finally, the application of these techniques to the route of a motorway. Illustrated with over fifty line drawings and nineteen photographs..”