By Ian G Simmons
This can be a historical past of our environment in England, Wales, and Scotland, and of the interactions of individuals, position, and nature because the final ice sheet withdrew a few 10000 years in the past. it really is occupied with the altering cultures (in the complete anthropological feel) of the peoples inhabiting Britain in addition to with the surroundings they remodeled, exploited, abused, and adored.
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17 The principal woody species at the tree-line at 6000 BP was probably hazel. In spite of the fires the tree-line moved up slowly between 6800 BP and 5500 BP, which probably signifies a continuing response to climatic change. Given that exposure, rock type and slope are all additional variables, it is to be expected that the impacts of burning at the upper edge of woodland are highly variable from place to place. 18 In many investigations, estimates of areas involved in disturbance rely simply upon the degree to which certain pollen frequencies alter.
In addition, some environments are valued simply for what they are: wild places are the obvious example. More often, the various parts of the resource–environment interaction will inevitably suggest a segmentation of the modern economy and environment into a series of parallel systems which sometimes interact synergistically but which are generally managed separately. The results of apartness in both spatial and perceptual terms will therefore weave in and out of the story. 11 More, the present volume embraces historical processes and events in which there have been signs of hope and signs of tribulation, both rendered uncertain by the contingent occurrence.
The antlers are thinned to reduce their weight, as are some of the skulls. Some examples have pairs of holes in the skull as if cords were attached to them. No consensus exists as to whether these were disguises used in stalking deer (something similar was used on the High Plains of North America by indigenous people at the time of European contact) or part of the ritual gear of a ‘shaman’. Since there were 21 of them, then the case for meat rather than mysticism is perhaps rather stronger, though the separation of the two may have been less wide than our current formal distinction between supermarket and shrine.
An environmental history of Great Britain: from 10,000 years ago to the present by Ian G Simmons