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The temporality of transformation: dating the early development of the southern British Neolithic

Alasdair Whittle

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0020
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter has three aims: first, to draw attention to now-routine methods of refining radiocarbon chronologies; second, to sketch some of the first results from the application of such methods to ... More


Constructing a Narrative for the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland: The Use of ‘Hard Science’ and Archaeological Reasoning

Alison Sheridan and Pierre Pétrequin

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Case studies are presented to discuss various ways, good and bad, in which ‘hard science’ has been used to construct aspects of the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland. The use of radiocarbon dating and ... More


Conclusion: A Narrative for the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Britain

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reiterates some of the main points of discussion in order to reveal connections between issues that have been treated separately. It argues that the British Neolithic was the outcome of ... More


The Archaeology of Ancestors

Erica Hill and Jon B. Hageman

in The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062518
eISBN:
9780813051154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062518.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides an overview of archaeological approaches to ancestor veneration in the past. Two major works (by Patricia McAnany and Mary Helms) moved the study of ancestors beyond the ... More


Cutting the Ground: Neolithic Etton (3800 cal. B.C.)

Doug Bailey

in Breaking the Surface: An Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190611873
eISBN:
9780190611903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611873.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter presents a detailed description, discussion, and reinterpretation of the Neolithic causewayed enclosure at Etton in southern Britain. Discussion focuses on the sequences of ... More


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