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Medieval Smoke-blackened thatch in England

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Medieval Smoke-blackened thatch in England

This paper summarized for a European audience what was known about the causes, distribution, and significance of smoke-blackened thatch in England, backed by the authors' photographs,and concludes with a caveat, based on original research, against uncritical acceptance of the evidence of thatch composition as an indication of late-medieval agricultural practices.

Alcock, Nat and Currie, Christopher (2008) Medieval Smoke-blackened thatch in England. In: Toits D'Europe II, 6-10 Oct 2008, Centre d' études mediévales, Auxerre. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Economics
Keywords: Medieval, agriculture, building, vernacular houses, thatching, heating, crop species
Divisions: Institute of Historical Research
Collections: Open Access
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Text (“Medieval Smoke-blackened thatch in England” N. W. ALCOCK, University of Warwick, and C. CURRIE, Institute of Historical Research. Slightly revised text and figures accompanying a presentation, Auxerre, 9 Oct. 2008)
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