Continuity and Change in a Wessex Landscape


in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264584
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734069 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Continuity and Change in a Wessex Landscape

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This lecture presents the text of the speech about the continuity and change in the Wessex landscape delivered by the author at the 2008 Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture held at the British Academy. It describes the Wessex landscape as an area of chalkland situated in the centre of the chalk uplands of southern Britain, highlights the results of archaeological excavations in Wessex, and describes the principal types of settlement in the area.

Keywords: Wessex; chalkland; southern Britain; archaeological excavations; settlement; British Academy

Chapter.  14732 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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