MacFarlane, Robert “The Old Ways” (Viking 2012)

Closely examined, the countryside revealed itself to be full of ‘shadow-sites’. A shadow-site was the relic trace of a path, earthwork, post hole or ditch, hidden often in plain view but apparent only in circumstances–especially when the sun was low and bright, throwing its light at a slant and thereby lending revelatory shadows to the land” (48).

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