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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Feddersen Wierde

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 392 words.

A settlement in the German North Sea marshes north of Bremen, of the type known as a terp or wierde...

Ely

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 127 words.

*Anglo-Saxon *minster in eastern England, surrounded by marsh, full, says *Bede, of eels (IV, 17). He records the construction here in the 670s of a ...

Glastonbury

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 100 words.

*Anglo-Saxon *monastery on the edge of the Somerset Levels, once a large expanse of wetlands in south-west England. From an early date the monastery held extensive estates in the nearby...

Tarim basin

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 332 words.

Large depression (over 900,000 sq. km; c.350,000 sq. miles) in Xinjiang, *China, surrounded on three sides by the Tien Shan (north), Pamir and Karakoram (west), and Kunlun (south) mountain...