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The Mediaeval Fence (1998)

DOCUMENT Peter J Reynolds.

A simple experiment was carried out to build a short length of fence based upon the evidence of rock cut stake/post holes from a number of sites in Catalonia and from the abundant illustrations of mediaeval fences especially in the Books of Hours. The primary objective was to make an assessment of the quantity of materials necessary for such a fence, and the implications of those materials for specific husbandry practices, along with an evaluation of the tools required by such an operation. A...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America