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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Howard
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-30T10:56:23Z
dc.date.available2022-08-30T10:56:23Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-23
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/627127/Williams%20ODJ3%2028-12-21%20Paginated%20Final.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, H. (2021). Rethinking Wat’s Dyke: A monument’s flow in a hydraulic frontier zone. Offa’s Dyke Journal, 3, 151-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.23914/odj.v3i0.332en_US
dc.identifier.issn2695-625X
dc.identifier.doi10.23914/odj.v3i0.332
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/627127
dc.description.abstractBritain’s second-longest early medieval monument – Wat’s Dyke – was a component of an early medieval hydraulic frontier zone rather than primarily serving as a symbol of power, a fixed territorial border or a military stop-line. Wat’s Dyke was not only created to monitor and control mobility over land, but specifically did so through its careful and strategic placement by linking, blocking and overlooking a range of watercourses and wetlands. By creating simplified comparative topographical maps of the key fluvial intersections and interactions of Wat’s Dyke for the first time, this article shows how the monument should not be understood as a discrete human-made entity, but as part of a landscape of flow over land and water, manipulating and managing anthropogenic and natural elements. Understanding Wat’s Dyke as part of a hydraulic frontier zone not only enhances appreciation of its integrated military, territorial, socio-economic and ideological functionality and significance, most likely the construction of the middle Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, it also theorises Wat’s Dyke as built to constitute and maintain control both across and along its line, and operating on multiple scales. Wat’s Dyke was built to manage localised, middle-range as well as long-distance mobilities via land and water through western Britain and beyond.en_US
dc.publisherJAS Arqueologiaen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://revistas.jasarqueologia.es/index.php/odjournal/article/view/332en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectcoasten_US
dc.subjecthydraulicsen_US
dc.subjectOffa's Dykeen_US
dc.subjectriveren_US
dc.subjectwateren_US
dc.subjectWat's Dykeen_US
dc.subjectwetlanden_US
dc.titleRethinking Wat’s Dyke: a monument’s flow in a hydraulic frontier zone.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalOffa's Dyke Journalen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionVoRen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.23914/odj.v3i0.332en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-11-19
rioxxterms.publicationdate2021-12-23
dc.date.deposited2022-08-30en_US


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