Archaeology on Furlough: Sheepfolds of the Lammermuirs
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Bradford, B., Connolly, D., Hawker-Yates, L., Kdolska, H., Paice, C., Scott, G., & Wiseman, R. (2020). Archaeology on Furlough: Sheepfolds of the Lammermuirs. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.60154
Sheepfarming has had a profound effects on the economy, culture and landscape of the Scottish Borders for hundreds of years. This project identified and catalogued sheep-related sites in the Lammermuir Hills—primarily sheepfolds, as well as sheep dips, sheep houses and other livestock enclosures. Using aerial photographs, historic maps and lidar data, the project team documented 860 sites These have all been catalogued and sorted into different types of structures. This data was further analysed using GIS software to understand more about where these were positioned in the landscape. This highlighted a preference for sites lower than 100m altitude, as well as proximity to roads and water. The project report also includes an extensive discussion of placenames in the Lammermuir Hills related to sheep raising.
Lammermuir Hills, Sheepfolds, Post-medieval heritage
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.60154
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/313054