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Feeding Anglo-Saxon England: the bioarchaeology of an agricultural revolution

  • Helena Hamerow (a1), Amy Bogaard (a1), Mike Charles (a1), Christopher Ramsey (a1), Richard Thomas (a2), Emily Forster (a1), Matilda Holmes (a2), Mark McKerracher (a1), Samantha Neil (a2) and Elizabeth Stroud (a1)...
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The early Middle Ages saw a major expansion of cereal cultivation across large parts of Europe thanks to the spread of open-field farming. A major project to trace this expansion in England by deploying a range of scientific methods is generating direct evidence for this so-called ‘Medieval Agricultural Revolution’.

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Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
  • URL: /core/journals/antiquity
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