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The Anglo-Saxon Fenland, the latest book by Dr Susan Oosthuizen, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at ICE, has just been published. It unexpectedly reveals a traditional landscape managed by relatively prosperous communities who lived in stable societies into which newcomers from north-west Europe were absorbed. The 'dark' ages have finally stumbled into the light.

The Anglo-Saxon Fenland is published by Windgather Press and is available to purchase on the Oxbow Books website.

About the author

Susan Oosthuizen directs programmes in the historic environment (landscape and garden history/archaeology) at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), and is attached to the University of Cambridge Department of Archaeology. Her undergraduate degree in Archaeology and History was taken at the University of Southampton; she holds an MA from SOAS (University of London), a PGCE and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where her research on Anglo-Saxon landscapes bridged archaeology, history and historical geography. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a former President of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. She delivered the 2012 Hoskins Lecture on 'Medieval Open Fields and Their Origins'.

Dr Oosthuizen teaches in landscape and field archaeology, including garden archaeology, with a special interest in the Anglo-Saxon and medieval landscapes, and in research skills. She supervises full-time and part-time postgraduate students in the University, and will be teaching a weekend course on The Making of the Anglo-Saxon fenland in January 2018.


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