Assesses the archaeobotanical significance pf late medieval Smoke Blackened Thatch - the best preserved source of medieval plant remains so far discovered. Over 300 examples have been identified in southern England, providing researchers with their first opportunity to examine whole-plant specimens of medieval cereals, legumes and crop weeds. This report provides the historical and botanical background of the wild and cultivated materials that were used for thatching in the past. It also reveals many of the techniques that have helped thatched roofs survive for over 500 years.
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Book Description English Heritage / University of Reading, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New paperback copies at a reduced price; published £15.00. ; Illustrated. ; 62 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 34624