chapter  9
10 Pages

The development of the Cambridgeshire fenlands of eastern England

Before looking at some of the detail provided by the dyke survey project specifically for the northwestern part of Cambridgeshire in Chapter 10, it is worth attempting to summarize the known stratigraphic and environmental sequence for the whole of the Cambridgeshire fenlands. The palaeoenvironmental history of this area is important to understand given the effect it has on the river and valley systems entering into it throughout the Holocene.