The landscape archaeology of Knettishall Heath, Suffolk and its implications

Tom Williamson, John Bumstead, Jayne Frost, Lynsey Owens, Steve Pease

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This paper briefly describes the results of archaeological fieldwork carried out in an area of heathland, currently managed as a nature reserve, in East Anglia. Although the earthworks recorded are for the most part unremarkable, they demonstrate the variety and intensity of human exploitation which shaped this ‘traditionally managed’ habitat. They also serve to emphasise the extent to which modern conservation management can radically change the long-term character of individual places.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-177
Number of pages17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2018


  • heaths
  • nature conservation
  • ploughing
  • traditional management
  • earthworks

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