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1. Title Title of document The environment of medieval towns - Medieval Towns
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country John Schofield; Museum of London (retired);
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Alan Vince †
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology
4. Subject Keyword(s) landscape archaeology; medieval health and diet; archaeological dating techniques; medieval economy
5. Subject Subject classification Medieval European archaeology (HDDM); United Kingdom, Great Britain (1DBK)
6. Description Abstract This chapter reviews what urban archaeologies seek when they study the environment in which a town is situated, such as the appearance of the landscape before urbanization, the disruption to the environment caused by the initial settlement; the phases of a town's development, the social and functional status of different parts of a town and the resources on which townspeople could draw for sustenance and fuel. Topics include:

- physical factors and climate

- flora, insects and wild vertebrate fauna

- biological characteristics of urban people: diet and disease
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Sep-2005
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24831
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Medieval Towns
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Great Britain; Europe,
medieval period
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd