Fenland Survey: An Essay in Landscape and Persistence

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David Hall, John Coles
English Heritage, Jan 1, 1994 - Social Science - 170 pages
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The Wessex Linear Ditches project focuses on the region forming the heart of the Wessex chalklands, and attempts to answer the question of the place of linear ditches in this prehistoic landscape. The report comprises three parts: a description of the archaeology and topography of the project, an analysis of the finds and environmental data, and a summary of the linear ditches and their context, with management approaches to their present day preservation. The results of the project to date show that the linear ditches system was developed through different stages, its function changing through time. These developments are seen to have a number of causes, including changes in demography and settlement which affected subsistence productivity, land ownership, and the scale of domestic production.

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John Coles, along with his wife Anne, took over the leadership of the New Wine ministry and network of churches from David and Mary Pytches in 2001. As Director of New Wine, John has seen the organisation grow significantly both in the UK and internationally. He continues to be involved in the development of the New Wine Network of church leaders in the UK and has an increasing role representing New Wine in the wider church community.

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