Ightham: topographical and geophysical survey and 3D analysis of the landscape.

Johnson, Matthew, Sly, Timothy and Willis, Carrie (2017) Ightham: topographical and geophysical survey and 3D analysis of the landscape. In, Johnson, Matthew (eds.) Lived Experience in the Later Middle Ages: Studies of Bodiam and Other Elite Landscapes in South-Eastern England. Southampton, GB, The Highfield Press pp. 129-142.


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This edited volume sets out the work of a team of scholars from Northwestern University and the University of Southampton led by Matthew Johnson, in collaboration with the National Trust. Between 2010 and 2014, different members of the group carried out topographical, geophysical and building survey at four different late medieval sites and landscapes in south-eastern England, all owned and managed by the National Trust: Bodiam, Scotney, Knole and Ightham. Studies were also undertaken into documentary, map and other evidence. A particularly important element of the research was to synthesise and re-present the ‘grey literature’ at all four sites. This volume seeks to present this work and discuss its archaeological and historical importance. It places the four sites and their landscapes in their setting, as part of the wider landscape of south-east England. It discusses the importance of these places in understanding later medieval elite sites and landscapes in general, and in terms of their long-term biographies and contexts. Central to the volume are the linked ideas of lived experience and political ecology in presenting a new understanding of late medieval sites and landscapes.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 8
ISBNs: 9780992633660 (print)
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Organisations: Archaeology
ePrint ID: 404475
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Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 14:34
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 00:37
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/404475

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