Ingleborough Archaeology Group
Type of activity: Independent
Post-medieval landscapes by Dr David Johnson
David’s main areas of research involve aspects of post-medieval landscapes and their exploitation by mankind. Both archival and field research is considered vital to gain a full understanding of sites and landscapes studied with excavation archaeology, where appropriate, adding to the overall picture. He is a recognised authority on lime burning within the Central Pennines and work already completed or current has involved field surveys of lime kiln sites across the Dales and Westmorland, excavation of medieval and early modern clamp kilns, and detailed research into how farmland has been improved through the centuries by the application of lime. The most recent excavation was of a thirteenth-century site in the Forest of Bowland. David has published and lectured widely in journal and book form on various aspects of his work. He is also involved with current projects to develop the industrial archaeology heritage of Mealbank Quarry at Ingleton and Threshfield Quarry near Grassington.
His other recent work has involved examination and excavation of corn drying kilns in Wharfedale. David is chairman of the Ingleborough Archaeology Group.
Dr David Johnson
1 The Hollies, Stainforth, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9QD
Tel: 01729 822915