cord rig

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The archaeological remains resulting from a technique of spade cultivation practised from later prehistoric through to medieval times in the uplands of northern England and southern Scotland. Cord rig is recognized in the field as a corrugated ground surface comprising numerous narrow parallel ridges of soil up to 1 m across and 0.15 m high, separated by slight furrows. It generally occurs in small plots up to 0.5 ha in extent, and is most easily identified from aerial photographs. Cord rig has been recognized running underneath, and thus pre‐dating, Hadrian's Wall, in Northumberland.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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