Overview

This collaborative project (with Tim Neal, University of Sheffield) examined contemporary and historic tree carving (or 'tree graffiti') in Britain. Employing field surveys of tree carving in Oxfordshire and South Yorkshire combined with historical accounts, this research was concerned with placing tree carving within the wider context of landscape history and society. To date some of our findings have appeared on BBC Radio 3, The Essay and more recently in an edited volume Wild Signs.

Related Publications

Related Publications

Oliver, J and T. Neal (eds.) (2010). Wild Signs: Graffiti in Archaeology and History. BAR, International Series 2064. Oxford: Archaeopress

Oliver, J and T. Neal (2010). Elbow Grease and Time to Spare: The Place of Tree Carving. In J. Oliver and T. Neal (eds.) Wild Signs: Graffiti in Archaeology and History, 15-22. BAR, International Series 2074. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Oliver, J. and T. Neal (2010). Wild Signs: An Introduction. In J. Oliver and T. Neal (eds.) Wild Signs: Graffiti in Archaeology and History, 1-4. BAR, International Series 2064. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Oliver, J. and Neal, T. (2008). Carving a place in history. Broadcasted by Radio 3, The Essay, in the series 'New Archaeologies' produced by R. Kiddey, May 28.