Author Archives: Louise Cooke

About Louise Cooke

Louise Cooke - heritage, landscapes, archaeology, earth buildings and other interesting things

exploited landscape stories

For the last 31 months (or since April 2014) I’ve been working for the North York Moors National Park on the development of the This Exploited Land HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme. In the time I’ve been working on this project my blog … Continue reading

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melting earth

Landscapes are made up of lots of different things and one of the most fascinating aspects of earth buildings is the cyclical ways in which they are made, un-made, remade and un-made. The process of making is linked to the geology … Continue reading

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Archaeology and shoes in the Vale of Pickering

This is a brilliant ‘new’ find not of really old archaeology – but of the material culture left behind by archaeologists. This is a pair of boots left behind by archaeologists at some time between 1978 and 1984 when the … Continue reading

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Women and mothers

International Women’s Day and Mothering Sunday just got me thinking about some of the remarkable women I’ve encountered when I have been researching earthen architecture around the world. With some lovely images of women doing what women do in Bairam … Continue reading

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15 books …

In the style of Caitlin Moran ‘the lists of my life’ 15 books I’m thinking I should crack on with right now seeing how I haven’t written them this year! The little book of mud Materialities of Earth (the academic … Continue reading

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All about the weather

One of the best things about the weather is that it provides an instant talking point. Sunshine, breezes, wind, fog, rain, mud, warm and cold there is always something to talk about (and I don’t think it is just me who … Continue reading

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Bricks, stones and industrial heritage

Last year was all about very, very old structures in Turkey, and slightly less older structures in Peru.  Since April I’ve been much closer to home looking at conservation and management of  Industrial Archaeology on the North York Moors. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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