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Imaginary woods

Often, when we think about the past, we do so in our imaginations, using the pictures and impressions we have picked from our shared visual culture, we mix the real things we find into a fantasy world.  Envisioning the environment in terms of it...

Archaeology, wood, and dog walking

When I need to think about what to write next, I go and see my friend daisy, and we go for a walk in the woods. She is a very good listener, but gets inpatient with my interest in the trees, as her ‘s mainly involves games with a stick.  Think...

Sweet Chestnut Coppice

Before I moved here to the Limousin, I had never really seen a Sweet Chestnut tree, in the far northern part of the Yorkshire Dales which used to be my home you just didn't see them. I new of only one tree on a nearby country estate which had only ev...
by My French Forest on Nov 17, 2010

17. Not Seeing the Wood or the Trees

Prehistoric material culture was mostly made of wood, yet this is not the experience of most archaeologists, who largely have study the inorganic aspects of culture since timber so rarely survives. However, it is still important to consider where the...

17. Not Seeing the Wood or the Trees

Prehistoric material culture was mostly made of wood, yet this is not the experience of most archaeologists, who largely have study the inorganic aspects of culture since timber so rarely survives. However, it is still important to consider where the...

17. Not Seeing the Wood or the Trees

Prehistoric material culture was mostly made of wood, yet this is not the experience of most archaeologists, who largely have study the inorganic aspects of culture since timber so rarely survives. However, it is still important to consider where the...


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