Tuesday 28th September 2021,
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The mystery of the oaks

Here are two extracts from scientific papers of recent years. One of them must be wrong. The first one is a map showing how Quercus (oak) gradually reappeared across Britain and Ireland after the Ice Age. It’s been built up [...]

April 17, 2021 Archaeology & History, Spring Issue 2021

The Era when the Cold Came Back

By 16,000 years ago, according to the current estimates of the BRITICE-CHRONO project, the ice sheet which had covered almost all the future British isles for thousands of years was gone. There were still glaciers in mountains, small ice sheets [...]

August 14, 2019 Archaeology & History

Island Wildcats?

I once saw a wildcat. I was approaching a bare heather clad summit, about 900 metres above sea level, when it started out of the heather a few metres ahead and flowed away up the path, over the summit, gone. [...]

August 14, 2019 Countryside