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The Belgian polders, Flanders: a test case 2002-2006
Pieters, M.; Schietecatte, L.; Zeebroek, I.; Baeteman, C.; Bastiaens, J.; Deforce, K.; Jansen, I.; Meylemans, E.; Van Laecke, J. (2006). The Belgian polders, Flanders: a test case 2002-2006, in: Dyson, L. et al. Archaeological evaluation of wetlands in the Planarch area of North West Europe. pp. 39-54
In: Dyson, L. et al. (2006). Archaeological evaluation of wetlands in the Planarch area of North West Europe. Planarch: Maidstone. ISBN 1-901509-75-3. 91 pp., more

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  • Pieters, M., more
  • Schietecatte, L.
  • Zeebroek, I., more
  • Baeteman, C., more
  • Bastiaens, J.
  • Deforce, K., more
  • Jansen, I.
  • Meylemans, E., more
  • Van Laecke, J.

Abstract
    From 2002 to 2006 about 400ha of the Belgian Polders reclaimed wetlands, in the vicinity of Oostende and Middelkerke, have been surveyed archaeologically in order to establish a methodology to determine efficiently their archaeological value. The surveyed area, perpendicular to the present coastline and stretching from the beach to the sandy region, is 3 to 4km wide and about 7.5km long. The museum of Walraversijde is the logistical centre for public outreach for the project. The Belgian Polders are very poorly understood archaeologically and, as a result, also largely undervalued. This survey project set out to develop an efficient strategy for the proper archaeological evaluation of this area and to contribute to a better understanding of the potential for research and presentation.

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