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Pathways to past ways: a positive approach to routeways and mobility

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 September 2020

Martin Bell
Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, UK
Jim Leary
Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK
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Past trackways and the mobility associated with them have long been a neglected topic of research in Britain—a lack of attention attributable to the publication of Alfred Watkins's The old straight track in 1925. Yet, new interdisciplinary approaches, including from the perspectives of social theory and the sciences, can allow us to move forward. Here the authors offer the first steps towards a positive approach to understanding past mobility.

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