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Turf Worlds - the use of turf as a building material in later prehistory

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Online talk byTanja Romankiewicz, organised by ARCH and NoSAS

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"Turf Worlds - the use of turf as a building material in later prehistory, from the High-Lands to the Nether-Lands"

Tanja Romankiewicz (University of Edinburgh) has been researching the use of turf as a building material in the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period across northwest Europe. Often hard to detect because turf is cut from the same soil as a building stands on, she has worked with soil specialists and engineers to disentangle the world of ancient turf building and will present case studies from different regions and time periods to highlight the variety and versatility of this environmentally friendly material. She is also interested in hearing about experience or work undertaken in the Highlands on later turf buildings, and any expertise and information people would like to share - also on modern building with turf.

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