Source/Archive record SEM8196 - The Past and The Peat: Archaeology and peatland restoration on Exmoor

Type Monograph
Title The Past and The Peat: Archaeology and peatland restoration on Exmoor
Date/Year 2015
Publisher Exmoor National Park Authority
Edition/Volume 1st Edition
ENPA project name MIRES


The Past and the Peat describes the methods and results of the historic environment component of the Exmoor Mires Project 2010-2015. Undertaken as part of South West Water's catchment management initiative, the project has developed an innovative methodology to fully integrate the process of peatland restoration with the protection of the historic environment. In this account, the archaeologist on the Exmoor Mires Porject team examines some of the threats to Exmoor's peatlands and the implications of peat degradation and its restoration for the region's archaeology, as well as the way in which the project's historic environment strand has been integrated with its other objectives. Some of the intial results of the project are also synthesised. The book highlights a pioneering, holistic approach to peatland restoration and is aimed at archaeologists and conservationists who are involved in such work in the uplands, as well as those interested in recent archaeological research on Exmoor.

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Referenced Events (13)

  • 2012 - TS: Pinkworthy (or Pinkery) Pond, Mires Project
  • 2012: Geo (MS) - Wintershead Head, Mires Project
  • 2012: Geo (MS, RS) - Wintershead, Mires Project
  • 2012: GS (MS,RS) - Ruckham Coombe, Mires Project
  • 2012: MS, RS - Ruckham Coombe, Mires Project
  • 2012: TS - Wintershead, Mires Project
  • 2012: WS - Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Mires Project
  • 2012: WS - Deer Park, Mires Project
  • 2012: WS - Spooners, Mires Project
  • 2012: WS - The Chains, Mires Project
  • 2013: TS - Halscombe, Mires Project
  • 2013: WS - Deer Park, Mires Project
  • 2013: WS - Lanacombe, Mires Project

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