An author you might find useful for the subject of woodland is
Oliver Rackham (Cambridge). He wrote a book on the Domesday
woodland but I am not sure about pre-history. My guess is that it
would not have been different in 1086 or 2006 and thus okay for
prehistory. Archaeological evidence at an Iron Age site I am familiar
with also indicates this to be correct.
On 02/08/2006 1:36 PM Jan Hearthstone writes:
>I would like to find out if pollarding and coppicing (a very
>pertinent topic today in prevention of deforestation) were practiced
>in prehistory--are there any papers, or what-not, available on the
>Were pollarding and coppicing practiced in prehistory of what today is
>the American SW region?
>Thank you, Hearthstone.