London, 1100-1600 - The Archaeology of a Capital City - John Schofield

London, 1100-1600 - The Archaeology of a Capital City - John Schofield

Human health and the environment

London, 1100-1600 - The Archaeology of a Capital City - John Schofield

John Schofield [+-]
Museum of London (retired)
John Schofield is now retired from the Museum of London, and is an archaeologist writing various books and reports. He is archaeologist for St Paul's Cathedral, London, and has produced a large report 'St Paul's Cathedral before Wren', published by English Heritage in 2011. Also in 2011 he published 'London 1100-1600' for Equinox Press, in the series Archaeology of Medieval Europe, of which he is series editor. This book was awarded the London Archaeological Prize for the best archaeological publication in London in the years 2011-12, on 16 November 2012.

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So far in this study, the approach to each topic has been to start with the wider view and gradually focus on smaller elements, down to the smallest detail. With houses, for instance, we started with plans, then room functions and furnishings, then materials which included individual timbers and bricks. This chapter, on examples of archaeological reconstruction of the medieval and Tudor environment, works the other way; from the bones of individual people, to reconstruction of their immediate environment, though by studying the smallest of creatures and seeds, and finally the largest factors in the environment, that is the River Thames, the sea and the weather. From all these we can perhaps make suggestions about the quality of life during these centuries.

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Schofield, John. Human health and the environment. London, 1100-1600 - The Archaeology of a Capital City. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 198 - 219 Oct 2011. ISBN 9781908049728. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19571. Date accessed: 22 Sep 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19571. Oct 2011

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