Main Areas of Experiment and Research
In reality, the whole of each successive embodiment of the Ancient Farm has been as an open-
Since the death of Dr Peter Reynolds, his personal programmes have ended. The Earthworks programme continues, with a smaller scale survey, as circumstances offer, and the three principal sites survive. Some of the programmes from Butser are paralleled and extended at "out-
Both long and short term programmes were carried out under various sites of Butser Ancient Farm. Many of the studies had the weather as one of the major input variables. In the case of, say, crop yield experiments, earthworks studies or studies on the behaviour of buildings (to name only some examples) even 20 years results may not guarantee a full picture of the consequences for survival, when weather goes to its extremes. Where such studies were carried out a Weather Station was always installed so that climate data could routinely be recorded.