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Coasts of catastrophe? The incidence and impact of aeolian sand on British medieval coastal communities.

Brown, P. J. (2015) 'Coasts of catastrophe? The incidence and impact of aeolian sand on British medieval coastal communities.', European journal of post-classical archaeologies., 5 . pp. 127-148.

Abstract

Natural hazards exert a considerable influence on vulnerable populations living in riskprone areas. Archaeological and historical evidence offers a unique perspective from which to explore this relationship. This paper examines the hazard of wind-blown sand in relation to British medieval coastal communities focussing in particular on the factors influencing inundations of sand in addition to the material and spiritual reactions adopted in the face of aeolian sand. By contextualizing past discoveries, new light can be shed on these human/environment interactions while simultaneously exploring wider implications for the underlying climatic changes of the Little Ice Age across Europe.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.postclassical.it/PCA_Vol.5.html
Date accepted:13 January 2015
Date deposited:06 December 2017
Date of first online publication:11 May 2015
Date first made open access:No date available

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