High Weald

woodland_banksA conference entitled 'The Archaeology of Wooded Landscapes' is being organised in Sussex by the Historic Environment Awareness Project and Sussex Past on February 12th 2011.

Sussex is one of the most wooded counties in England, so the conference subject is of particular relevance. Much of its woodland has never been comprehensively explored or its archaeology  recorded. Speakers include:
  • Dr Della Hook - ' Woodland Usage in Anglo-Saxon England as illustrated in contemporary documents and place names'
  • Dr Mark Gardiner, Queens University, Belfast  - 'Hunting, farming and fuel: the transitory character of English woodlands'
  • Dr Patrick Roper, Ecologist  - 'The flora and fauna of archaeological sites in woodlands'
  • Dr Nicola Bannister - 'Understanding the history of wooded landscapes: Are we asking the right questions? Towards a new research agenda'

pdf Woodland Landscapes Conference - Programme (1.39 MB)

TWFR-logohe conference is being funded by the Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.