The Third Harvest of the First Millennium AD

Author(s): Peter J Reynolds; Christine Shaw

Year: 1999


The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the agricultural practices of the peasant class during the first millennium, particularly the Medieval period. The paper also discusses the social aspects of this "lower" class and how their "physical toil of food production" directly effected the landscape, dietary norms, and the economy.

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The Third Harvest of the First Millennium AD. Peter J Reynolds, Christine Shaw. Presented at Actes del Congrés Internacional Gerbert d'Orlhac i el seu Temps. Catalunya i Europa a la fi del primer mil.lenni (Vic-Ripoll, 10-13 novembre 1999), Vic. 1999 ( tDAR id: 414057) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8414057

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -18.003; min lat: 27.731 ; max long: 4.276; max lat: 43.764 ;

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Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

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ExArc Id(s): 304


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

Rights & Attribution: Christine Shaw contributed a copy of this document to the collection. EXARC thanks her for her dedication to preserving the Butser Ancient Farm Archive.

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