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Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Rick Peterson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The book studies Neolithic burial in Britain by focussing primarily on evidence from caves. It interprets human remains from 48 Neolithic caves and compares them to what we know of Neolithic ... More


Gestures and positions

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter begins by considering the history of interpretation of multi-stage burial practices in the Neolithic. These interpretations have contrasted secondary burials involving exposure and bone ... More


The body in the cave

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter introduces two important questions for the study. It looks at the possible relationships between Neolithic cave burial and other Neolithic burial practices. It then introduces the ... More


In praise of limestone

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In this chapter it is suggested that limestone landscapes can be seen as a connecting theme in parts of the European Neolithic. The evidence for cave burial at the beginning of the Neolithic is ... More


Temporality, structure and environment

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This concluding chapter starts by restating the importance of the intermediary period as a key to understanding funerary practice. The agency of bodies, objects and caves are central to how we ... More


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