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Hazel Nuts: Britain’s first farmed food? Part 3

In this experiment I was not so much concerned with yield, as with storage. Having grown hazels for nearly twenty years, I do not need to be convinced of their productivity and to some extent estimates of ancient yield are … Continue reading

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Hazel Nuts: Britain’s first farmed food? Part 2

My interest in hazel nuts began on my first dig, back in 1963 when I was a volunteer excavator on an Iron Age hillfort in Bedfordshire, about half an hour’s drive from my parents’ house. I’d just passed my driving … Continue reading

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Preliminary Musings: Hazel Nuts: Britain’s first farmed food?

Prehistory and archaeology are subjects where traditions die hard and where orthodoxies can rule the roost for generations. It must be great to prick balloons, but having said that, I don’t think I’m a great believer in acting the iconoclast: … Continue reading

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