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The Circular Ruins

Richard Bradley

in The Idea of Order: The Circular Archetype in Prehistoric Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199608096
eISBN:
9780191918124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199608096.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This is not a book about a period or a place; it is about an idea. Why did so many people in prehistoric Europe build circular monuments? Why did they choose to live in circular houses, when other ... More


Turning to Stone

Richard Bradley

in The Idea of Order: The Circular Archetype in Prehistoric Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199608096
eISBN:
9780191918124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199608096.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The starting point for this chapter is a work by the German artist Joseph Beuys. ‘7000 oaks’ is an installation which he inaugurated at Kassel, a city that had been damaged during the Second World ... More


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