A revolution in medieval farming

Between the 8th and 13th centuries, the population of England soared to unprecedented levels. This could not have happened without a corresponding boom in agriculture, especially in arable farming.

Manuscript illustration of medieval ploughmen

In this context, early medieval England witnessed a golden age of cereal farming - but when, where and how were the crucial developments achieved in a pre-industrial era?

Feeding Anglo-Saxon England (FeedSax for short) is an ERC-funded archaeological research project designed to address these age-old questions by applying a suite of bioarchaeological techniques for the first time.

Read more about the project here

Photograph of English farmland

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