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Title: Agricultural Implements in Prehistoric and Roman Britain.
Author: Rees, S. E.
ISNI:       0000 0001 2030 9046
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1977
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The subject of this thesis is the description and classification of the agricultural tools known to have been used in prehistoric and Roman Britain. It is divided into three parts: the ard and the plough; manual cultivating tools; and harvesting tools. The tools are described in detail with their typological classification and development in Britain-, emphasis is placed an the use of wear marks on the tools, when these exist, for the interpretation of function. An attempt is made to describe briefly the evolution of each tool type as it appears in Europe. As well as the archaeological evidence of the tools themselves, literary evidence has been used to compare the British material with similar tooleg the functions and efficacy of which are often described, from the classical Mediterranean. The results of modern experiments with reconstructions of agricultural tools are used to assess the efficiency of the implements.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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