Where Rivers Meet
The archaeology of Catholme and the Trent-Tame confluence
Simon Buteux and Henry Chapman
This book is the story of an area of landscape in the English Midlands from earliest prehistory to around AD 900. Although it looks like a typical rural landscape, archaeological research, much of it in advance of quarrying, has revealed that this area has a long and remarkable history of occupation stretching back to the Ice Age.
In particular, at Catholme the project has revealed monuments from the Neolithic and Bronze Age so spectacular they would have been comparable with sites such as Stonehenge and Durrington Walls. The project has brought together all the previous research for the area to create a full history for this important landscape, which remains under threat from quarrying.
The book also looks at the various archaeological techniques used to explore the landscape, from the usual aerial photography, geophysical prospection and excavation, to more recent techniques such as LiDAR and the potential of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to manipulate and present the data.
Written in an accessible style and extensively illustrated in colour, this book examines the archaeology of a little-known area of the English Midlands, but presents ground-breaking research into prehistory, which will be of interest to archaeologists, students and local people. The book will also appeal to anyone with an interest in the wider landscape of the Midlands, from prehistory almost to the Norman Conquest.
- Examines the results of a major research project
- First full publication of the Catholme landscape
- Reconstructs spectacular prehistoric monuments
- Accessible but informative style
- Description of archaeological and mapping techniques used
- Extensively illustrated in colour
Dr Henry Chapman
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