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Pottery, Archaeology and Chemistry: Contents and Context

Jessica Smyth and Richard P. Evershed

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/9780197265758.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter reflects on the collaboration on a recent interdisciplinary project, SCHERD (a Study of Cuisine and animal husbandry among Early farmers via Residue analysis and radiocarbon Dating), ... 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


Materials and Scale

Andrew Meirion Jones

in Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the issue of scale and materials. It presents two case studies. The first examines how both the gigantic and the miniature were deployed in the passage tombs of Neolithic ... More


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