Deadstock and Livestock

Author(s): Peter J Reynolds

Editor(s): Roger Mercer

Year: 1981


The chapter compares archaeological data with the empirical research conducted to receive results and new concepts of agriculture in the Iron Age. A major feature in this study are ards: their construction, function, and their proper use for agriculture. The experiments were conducted on fields with sown out crops of emmer and spelt.

Results conclude that, beside the tools, bioclimate and geological zones were of significance in the Iron Age society of Britain.

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Deadstock and Livestock. Peter J Reynolds, Roger Mercer. In Farming Practise in British Prehistory. Pp. 97-122. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 1981 ( tDAR id: 418243) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8K64MN3

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Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

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ExArc Id(s): 4500


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

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General Note: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

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