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tree hole


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A hole or depression in the subsoil caused by root action from the long‐term presence of a large tree or as a result of a substantial tree being toppled (e.g. by the wind), so that in falling it pulls out part of its root system and associated soil/subsoil, leaving a depression in the ground. Some tree holes recorded in excavations are of considerable antiquity.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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