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Minimising Farming Effects on Archaeological Remains

An article published in the Autumn 2010 edition of Landwards looking at the identification of soil cultivation practices to minimise the impact on archaeological sites.

Year of Publication2010

Landwards is the journal of the Institution and is published four times a year. A typical issue contains articles and shorter items on a range of topics relevant to engineering in the landbased sector. It seeks to cover the interests of all members and readers:- engineers; researchers; farmers and growers; dealers and manufacturers; consultants; contractors; educationalists; conservationists and many others. Landwards is circulated free to all members of the Institution and on subscription to a large number of libraries, institutes and similar bodies - it can be found in technical college and university libraries throughout the world. Circulation is approximately 2000. It provides a publication of high technical content reaching an influential group. It is suited to advertising products, equipment and services in the landbased sector and in the care and maintenance of the rural environment. This article reviews a project jointly carried out by Oxford Archaeology and Cranfield University looking at the identification of soil cultivation practices to minimise the impact on archaeological sites. The results and recommendations are of interest not only to archaeologists and land managers, but also to soil conservationists.

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