Hesbania (confusingly spelled Hispania in old documents) was perhaps set apart for Lambertus (born 640), son of Guerin, count of Poitiers (ca. 612 in Austrasia, – 677/87). It was mentioned in the division of territories between Charles the Bald and Louis the German in 880. In 1040, the county of Hesbaye was absorbed by the Prince-Bishopric of Liège.
Today Hesbaye/Haspengouw continues to be rural, with many small villages. Théo Brulard, La Hesbaye. Étude géographique d'économie rurale (Louvain) 1962, attempted to disengage the original aspect of the region from its open, deforested agricultural aspect of modern times, characterising Hesbaye as a human region rather than a natural one.
Counting Microliths: A Reliable Method to Assess Mesolithic Land Use? in This Debate the Authors Tackle a Problem Fundamental to Researchers and Resource Managers in the Mesolithic Period: What Sort of Prehistory Do Flint Scatters Represent?
Sep 01, 2009; Surface scatter assemblages form the majority of the Mesolithic archaeological record in many regions throughout Europe. A...