Departmental Research Projects
Swale-Ure Washlands Project, The
This project was resourced by English Heritage as part of the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund. The work has been completed by a research team in the Geography Department at Durham University, working closely with the Lower Ure Conservation Trust and North Yorkshire County Council, as well as researchers from the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, NEaar (North East amino acid racemisation) at the University of York, and with independent specialists and experts on particular aspects of the research. The project has studied the fluvial, vegetational and landscape evolution of the area and the impact of human activity during the later postglacial (Holocene) period. We trust that this work has fulfilled one of the aims of the ALSF, by increasing local awareness of the value of this landscape for understanding the changing relationship between people and the environment in this area over the last 13,000 years.