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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