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The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions - Andrew Fleming

B. T. Batsford, 1988, Paperback.
Condition: Good. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine with a nick mid-way to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.

First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “The remarkable prehistoric land boundaries on Dartmoor — ruined walls known as reaves — were identified in the 1820s but forgotten until their rediscovery in 1972 by the two Sheffield archaeologists Andrew Fleming and John Collis. This led to a thorough archaeological investigation, consisting of annual fieldwork and excavation over a period of fifteen years.

Dartmoor retains one of the most complete ‘prehistoric landscapes’ in North-West Europe. Bronze-Age grid-iron field systems with adjoining pastures and settlements were uncovered in an exciting and complex investigation which changed the way prehistorians think about ancient landscapes. Mr Fleming uses this evidence to inform his discussion of the type of society which generated these major land division systems.

Mr Fleming’s readable and fully illustrated description of his work will appeal not only to all those involved, at whatever level, in prehistory and archaeology, but also to those interested in Dartmoor.”

Size: 9¾" x 7¼". [VIII] 135 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.