Manure Matters: Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives

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Richard Jones
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - History - 249 pages
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This text brings together the work of a group of international scholars working on issues relating to past manure and manuring. The scope of the papers is temporally, geographically and culturally broad; they span the Neolithic through to the modern period and cover studies from the Middle East, mainland and Atlantic Europe, and India.
 

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Contents

Coming to Terms with Manure
9
The Ecology of Manure in Historical
13
Tables
26
Recycles of Life in Late Bronze Age Southern Britain
41
Figures
42
Cross and Martinsell Camp are visible in the distance to the north
50
Organic Geochemical Signatures of Ancient Manure Use
61
Dung and Stable Manure on Waterlogged Archaeological
79
Manure and Middens in English PlaceNames
97
Understanding Medieval Manure
145
Ethnographic Observations on Manuring
159
Agricultural
173
Index
233
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Richard Jones is Lecturer in Landscape History in the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester. He has published widely on settlement history, agriculture, place-naming and nature in the middle ages including The Medieval Natural World (Longman) and two co-authored books Medieval Villages in an English Landscape: Beginnings and Ends (Windgather Press) and Thorps in a Changing Landscape (University of Hertfordshire Press). He is also co-editor of Deserted Villages Revisited (University of Hertfordshire Press) and Sense of Place in Anglo-Saxon England (Shaun Tyas).

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