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Figures 20a, 20b and 20c: Elite, military and agricultural entries of medieval date: the similarity of elite (20a) and military (20b) activity suggests that the distinction between defensive and 'ideological' motives for monument construction may be rather blurred. There is a marked contrast between their eastern concentration in the east and that of purely agricultural functions (20c), widespread across the whole region. This paucity of 'superstructural' sites in the west of Yorkshire in general, and in the Dales in particular, obviously demands further interpretation.

Yorkshire Location Map a. Medieval Only
Elite Habitation
b. Medieval Only
c. Medieval Only
Agrarian Production
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