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Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Chris Scarre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199281626
eISBN:
9780191804311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Brittany has long been famous for its Neolithic monuments, which include the largest prehistoric standing stone ever to have been erected in Western Europe, and the spectacular Carnac alignments. How ... More


The Carnac Landscape

Chris Scarre

in Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199281626
eISBN:
9780191804311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the landscape of the small coastal town of Carnac in southern Brittany, the largest burial mound in western France. It describes the symbolism of the vertically set axes at the ... More


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