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Pagan Britain

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the ... More


The Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age: The Time of The Sacred Circle

Ronald Hutton

in Pagan Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The monumental forms of Early to the Late Neolithic include round ceremonial enclosures and circular settings for the burial of human remains. In Ireland, the developed passage grave or passage tomb ... More


Stonehenge and Avebury: A Ritual and Ceremonial Landscape?

D. W. Harding

in Rewriting History: Changing Perceptions of the Past

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198817734
eISBN:
9780191887949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817734.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

As Britain’s foremost prehistoric monument, Stonehenge illustrates changing fashions in interpretation of, and public and professional attitudes towards, the national archaeological heritage over at ... More


Myth, Memento, and Memory: Avebury (Wiltshire, England)

David Wheatley

in The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198724605
eISBN:
9780191916823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724605.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

In Christopher Nolan’s film Memento (Nolan 2000), Leonard Shelby— played by Guy Pearce—suffers from anterograde amnesia, which prevents him from generating any new memories. To deal with this, he ... More


Piecing Together a Past

Richard Bradley

in The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198724605
eISBN:
9780191916823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724605.003.00020
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Piecing Together the Past was one of the last books by Gordon Childe. It was published in 1955 and drew on a series of lectures he had given over the previous decade. Every chapter asked a ... More


Displaying the Dead: The English Heritage Experience

Sarah Tatham

in Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198753537
eISBN:
9780191917004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753537.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, Mortuary Archaeology

It is an accepted standard that any new interpretation at a heritage site needs to be stimulating and engaging, while appealing to the widest audience possible (Carver 2008a–c) in the most ... More


Introduction

Kelsey Jackson Williams

in The Antiquary: John Aubrey's Historical Scholarship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784296
eISBN:
9780191827808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784296.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The Introduction opens with a reconstruction of Aubrey’s first engagement with ancient monuments: his 1649 ‘discovery’ of Avebury. It explains how Aubrey’s interest in the neglected Wiltshire stone ... More


Introduction

Kitty Hauser

in Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology, and the British Landscape 1927–1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199206322
eISBN:
9780191919275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199206322.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology

In his introduction to a selection of verse and prose by John Betjeman, Slick but not Streamlined (1947), W. H. Auden attempted to define ‘topophilia’, a particular kind of attachment to landscape ... More


The Archaeological Imagination

Kitty Hauser

in Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology, and the British Landscape 1927–1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199206322
eISBN:
9780191919275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199206322.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology

Rudyard Kipling’s stories for children Puck of Pook’s Hill and Rewards and Fairies were first published in 1906 and 1909–10 respectively. In these stories, Puck (Shakespeare’s Puck of A Midsummer’s ... More


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