In Defence of Landscape: An Archaeology of Porton Down
"In response to German gas attacks on the Western Front, an artillery range and experimental ground were established on chalk downland at Porton Down in 1916. The site now covers 7,000 acres. Consequently, many archaeological monuments from the Neolithic period onwards have been preserved there, making it one of the country's finest prehistoric landscapes. J.F.S. Stone explored and published its archaeology from 1931 until his death in 1957. Since then there have been many more discoveries, surveys and excavations." "This book details the rich and diverse heritage existing at Porton Down, including over 100 Neolithic and Bronze Age barrows, two groups of Neolithic flint mines, miles of Iron Age banks and ditches, two Bronze Age cremation cemeteries, a Saxon cemetery, an eighteenth-century folly site, the foundation of a Victorian mansion, nineteenth-century farms, and remains from the early military period. This legacy is typical of what has been ploughed out elsewhere, and by exploring these monuments the author presents a microcosm of the archaeology of southern England. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
by way of introduction
the man and his works
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Amesbury antler archaeological bank and ditch beads Beaker bell barrow Benson Blake's Firs bones Boscombe boundary cairn Celtic fields cemetery century chalk Cist Collared Urn colour plate construction core Courtesy Salisbury Museum Courtesy WANHM cremation burial Danebury Defence deposit dew-ponds diameter discovered downland DSTL earthwork Easton enclosure excavation faience Farm Figsbury Ring flint flakes flint mines flint nodules Gomeldon grave ground gunflint holes Idmiston implements Iron Age knappers knapping land landscape layer linear features Marcus Stone Martin's Clump Middle Bronze Age monuments mound Neolithic Neolithic flint Neolithic period Newton Toney Old Lodge Old Sarum pattern pebbles pits ploughing pond Porton Down Range pottery prehistoric Quarley Quarley High Linear rabbit radiocarbon date recovered ritual River Bourne Roche Court round barrows Saxon settlement shaft sheep sherds soil Stonehenge suggested survey Tower Hill urnfield village water meadows Wilbury Wiltshire Winterbourne Winterbourne Gunner Winterslow