Identifying the plants of the past

Identifying the plants of the past: A citizen science workshop

by Dr Jane Bunting and Dr Michelle Farrell (Sunday December 9th 2018, 10-1pm)

 
This taster workshop is run by Project Wildscape is an opportunity to learn how researchers study past landscapes, how they find out what they looked like and what people were doing in them. The event will be run from the Education Centre at Hatfield Moors (Boston Park entrance off the A614) at approximately DN7 6DS.
Further details and how to book may be found here.

 

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Image: Copyright Helen R. Kirk

The image above shows a core being taken, the extracted material (like pages from the Doomsday Book) is then examined to inform us of past climate, human activity and interaction with the landscape.  The landscape of the Humberhead Levels is particularly interesting from a number of perspectives not least as a historic wetland and then as humans arrive and settle and change the area to one for agriculture.

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