Windy Dido, Cholderton
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During the Late Bronze Age there seems to have been a major reorientation of the subsistence economy, with a decline in the importance of crop growing and a rise in the importance of animal husbandry. The evidence for this is the appearance of extensive systems of linear ditches, often running for many kilometres across the countryside, cutting indiscriminately through existing ﬁeld systems. While these ‘ranch boundaries’, as they are sometimes called, can be shown to put some earlier ﬁelds out of operation they do not necessarily imply the wholesale abandonment of agriculture. These fascinating issues will be considered in more detail in a later chapter (p. 421).